CFC NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2016DOWNLOAD / VIEW PDF
We’re working hard to ensure that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will meet your support needs when national rollout commences on 1 July.
In this edition we introduce a video series by Carers Australia to help carers gain a better understanding of how they can support their family member through the NDIS planning process. If you’re preparing for a National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) planning meeting and don’t have family support, or it’s not appropriate for your family to support your plan implementation, requesting funded support coordination can be really valuable.
2016 will see the completion of apartments for our Housing Demonstration Project in the Hunter region of NSW. Tenants have been selected for the Summer Foundation apartments and they will be moving in in the coming months. These apartments will provide concrete examples of appropriate housing for young people with disability.
My research on the impact of fees on Young People In Nursing Homes (YPINH) has revealed the high cost of medications, leading me to wonder whether consumers and family carers are aware of pharmaceutical and medical safety nets that can cap costs. If you’re not sure if you are eligible for these discounts, please keep reading.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch.
Information and Connections Coordinator.