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I want to support someone to navigate the NDIS


Are you a health professional supporting a person with disability to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), get the right supports or to find suitable housing?

Click on the options below to access resources to help guide you through the process.

1. Overview of the NDIS

Resources

Introduction to the NDIS
A series of 4 webinars covering the introduction to the NDIS for health professionals.

Collaborative Discharge Approach – an overview
Provides a snapshot of how you can work with support coordinators to achieve effective and timely discharge back to the community with NDIS supports.

Collaborative Discharge Approach – practice guide
If you are working with people aged 65 or younger living in, or at risk of entry to, aged care, this tool provides guidance for supporting and advocating for young people in aged care, particularly regarding them accessing the NDIS.

Leaving Hospital Well – Community of Practice
This online platform enables you to share information and build positive communication and professional insight.

Hospital discharge video resources
Occupational therapists share their experience of the hospital discharge process for people with a newly acquired disability.

Internal and external escalation sample guideline
If you are working with people with disability aged under 65 and internal and/or external interface practice issues occur that require escalation.

2. Supporting someone to access the NDIS

Accessing the NDIS – providing supporting evidence
An access request to the NDIS requires supporting evidence about the person’s disability and how it impacts their everyday life. This resource gives you an example of a supporting evidence template that reflects NDIS legislative requirements.

How to fill out the NDIS Access Request Form
To help if you are supporting a person with disability to submit an NDIS access request.

Urgent Access Request cover letter
When a person may be vulnerable to risk and needs urgent supports.

Getting the language right
How you can write effectively for the NDIS for access and planning.

3. Supporting someone to get the right supports

Guide to NDIS pre-planning
Describes how to use NDIS language and descriptions for disability related supports. Gives you an example of a pre-plan template that incorporates NDIS legislative requirements.

Sample interim NDIS plan
An interim NDIS plan aims to facilitate a successful and timely discharge from hospital for NDIS participants.

Getting the language right
How you can write effectively for the NDIS for access and planning.

4. Supporting someone to find appropriate housing

The Housing Hub

www.housinghub.org.au

The Housing Hub is an online community of people with disability and housing providers working together to create accessible housing options.

Providers of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and other accommodation suitable for people with disability list their vacancies on the website. Housing seekers can browse the listings to find and apply for vacancies that suit their needs and preferences.

Housing seekers can create their own profile so the Housing Hub can alert them when properties that might suit them come up.

The Housing Hub website also includes useful resources for housing seekers, support coordinators and allied health professionals. Go to:
www.housinghub.org.au

An SDA Housing Advice Line for housing seekers, their families and supporters is available for all questions about SDA and other housing options under the NDIS.

You can contact the SDA Housing Advice Line on 1300 61 64 63

Housing resources for support coordinators: www.housinghub.org.au/resources/category/resources-for-support-coordinators

Housing resources for occupational therapists: www.housinghub.org.au/OT

Resources for hospital management

Health Service FAQs

March 2020

Contains frequently asked questions and answers relating to a number of topics raised by health staff.

Capacity Building Framework Training Manual

July 2020

Your health service may use this resource to provide a framework for the provision of information, training and mentoring to staff working with people with disability and complex needs.

NDIS Secondary Consultation Framework

March 2020

Describes how an NDIS secondary consultation framework can guide you in sustainably building your knowledge and practice expertise to achieve positive discharge outcomes for people eligible for the NDIS.

Internal and external escalation sample guideline

March 2020

If you are working with people with disability aged under 65 and internal and/or external interface practice issues occur that require escalation.

Collaborative Discharge Approach – an overview

April 2020

Provides a snapshot of how you can work with support coordinators to achieve effective and timely discharge back to the community with NDIS supports.

Collaborative Discharge Approach – practice guide

April 2020

If you are working with people aged 65 or younger living in, or at risk of entry to, aged care, this tool provides guidance for supporting and advocating for young people in aged care, particularly regarding them accessing the NDIS.

Discharge planning from hospital to home

Donna King, an occupational therapist, says early contact is key to a good discharge plan.

Life after discharge – from hospital to home

Donna discusses the importance of communication after discharge and establishing community links.

Support coordination: Exploring housing options

Linda Rossow, support coordinator, talks about the process she works through with participants who want to find somewhere different to live.

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