CFC NEWSLETTER – DEC 2015DOWNLOAD / VIEW PDF
Welcome to the summer edition of the Consumer and Family Carer newsletter. We aim to share information about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can support young people in nursing homes (YPINH) and those at risk of admission.
This year our Annual Public Forum focused on the gap between the Disability and Health systems. The NDIS funds reasonable and necessary disability supports but not health supports. Many of the health services people need are not available from the health system when and where they are needed, even though these needs may be a direct result of a disability. This is a ‘catch 22’ situation that forces young people into nursing homes where nursing care is scarce and the staff have no training in disability.
Thank you to all the Victorians who made it to a #MyHomeMatters workshop and contributed content for our current social media campaign. You can view and share the clips on Youtube, our Facebook page or Twitter. It was great opportunity to catch up with so many of you.
The rapid approach of Christmas might bring mixed feelings, from celebrating life to feeling challenged by strained relationships, and everything in between. If you’re among the many who feel isolated at this time, consider reaching out to me or a friend, or someone else who can support you. Alternatively, volunteer Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 13 11 14.
In the meantime, consider doing something on Christmas Day that is personally meaningful to you. We wish you well.
Information and Connections Coordinator.