Supporting young people living in aged care to benefit from the NDIS

  • May 20th, 2021 9:30 am
  • WORKSHOPS FOR VIC & NSW
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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 UpSkill workshop, brought to you by the Summer Foundation, 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).


This is an interactive workshop and there will be practical exercises, group discussion and opportunity for questions and answers.



Why you should attend:

If you are a support coordinator or allied health professional supporting younger people in residential aged care this workshop will help you to:

  • 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

Topics include:

  • Recent policy changes related to younger people living in residential aged care
  • What funding the NDIS can provide to young people in residential aged care and what is the responsibility of the residential aged care provider
  • Housing and support options for younger people who want to leave aged care
  • Working collaboratively across systems to support young people to leave aged care

Who is this for:

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

     


Workshop Facilitators:  This workshop will be facilitated by Andrea Lockwood and Linda Hughes.

Andrea Lockwood – Summer Foundation Project Lead and Occupational Therapist; Andrea’s expertise lies at the intersection of NDIS and Aged Care and she is determined to see better outcomes for young people in residential aged care.

Linda Hughes – Support Coordinator and NDIS and SDA expert, advocate and the Summer Foundation’s UpSkill Lead.

For more info about UpSkill trainers click here.


BOOK YOUR SESSION BELOW:
DATE: Thursday 20 May
TIME: 9.30am – 1pm
LOCATION: Online workshop for VIC & NSW


UpSkill is an initiative of the Summer Foundation.
We appreciate Gandel Philanthropy’s support of our UpSkill program.

 

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