Supporting people with disability in Australia
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life. They give all Australians peace of mind that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability they will get the support they need.
Essential Personnel is a registered provider of NDIS and have been providing services and supports since the NDIS commenced in WA in 2014.
Coordination of Supports or Support Connection:
The function of this service is to help guide you step by step through your plan and organise (with your input) all the services and supports within the plan. Essential Personnel has a team of coordinators who have the skills and experience to make everything plan related a lot easier for you.
Plan Management is a support and service which engages a Plan Manager to manage your plan’s financial transactions, assisting with some of the paperwork such as paying invoices and providers and making claims on your behalf.
Plan Managers may also engage or act as a service intermediary or capacity builder, supporting you to:
Establish Service Agreements with providers
Explore different budgeting options or scenarios
Build your financial literacy
Develop self-management capabilities
NDIS Employment Related Supports with a Customised Employment Approach:
“Workplace Assistance that enables a participant to successfully obtain and /or retain employment in the open or supported labour market”.
Essential Personnel have 30 years’ experience working with people to find and maintain employment. We have the skills, experience and networks to assist in the exploration of employment options. We will work with you to find how your skills, interests and hobbies, can help you find meaningful employment. Opportunities which are suited to you as an individual, anytime in your life. Even if you are still at school.
School to Work and School Leaver
There are 2 options to assist with the transition from school to employment.
The supports will assist students to:
Achieve employment aspirations and facilitate the transition
Pathway to employment planning including:
Work Experience into Open Employment
This assistance can commence in year 10 with School to Work funding (150 hours) to assist in discovering interests, hobbies, current skills and to gain skills required to transition from school into the world of work - however this may look for any individual.
The discovery process will include looking outside the square and options maybe starting a micro business based on the interests and hobbies of the individual.
School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) is available for year 12 students who are assessed as ineligible or unlikely to meet access requirements for Disability Employment Services.
“Direct Supports can be core or capacity building supports and generally involve a staff member (support worker) to assist or support you in activities in relation to your plan”
Assistance with social and community participation
Assistance with accommodation and living arrangement
Improved health, wellbeing and relationships
Assistance with daily living and daily personal activities