Supporting young people living in aged care to benefit from the NDIS (Mallee/Goulburn)

  • October 28th, 2020 1:00 pm
  • Online workshop for Mallee/Goulburn regions.

The Government has set a new target that will see no one under the age of 65 being admitted into Residential Aged Care (RAC) by 2022. This workshop will explain what this means for you, and how you can support young people living in aged care to access appropriate housing and supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

Who this is for:

  • NDIS support coordinators and NDIS allied health professionals
  • RAC providers, including Nursing Unit Managers and lifestyle coordinators

Why you should attend:

Supporting young people living in RAC to benefit from the NDIS will help you:

  • Understand the interface between the NDIS and aged care systems, so you can support a person with complex disability to negotiate these systems
  • Support younger RAC residents to build their skills so they can make informed choices and reconnect with their community
  • Understand how aged care providers and support coordinators can work together to assist younger people to explore their housing and support options
  • Uphold the rights of younger people in RAC to live the life they want with their family and friends
  • Understand recent NDIS policy changes to stop people under 65 entering RAC, and to support younger people in RAC to leave, if that is their choice

Presenters:

Facilitated by Andrea Lockwood (Information Service Project Lead) and Linda Hughes (Upskill Lead) from the Summer Foundation.

Event details:

DATE: Wednesday 28 October 
TIME: 1pm – 4.30pm (includes 30 minute break)
COST: Free ($50 deposit, refundable pending attendance)
LOCATION: Online workshop for professionals working in the Mallee and Goulburn (Victoria) regions.

MORE INFORMATION: This is an online, participatory workshop. The workshop will be delivered on Zoom and will include small group activities which require you to have your video and microphone on at various points. There will be written and recorded materials made available to you before the session for review.

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The UpSkill: Regional Victoria project is supported by the Victorian Government. More information about UpSkill can be found here: www.summerfoundation.org.au/project/upskill/

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