A COLLABORATION between a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is empowering people to live their best possible lives.
South Eastern Community (SEC) Care is passionate about supporting people of all ages to stay healthy, happy and active and the new partnership will offer opportunities like never before.
SEC Care disability services manager Sacha Lloyd-Timbs said NDIS had delivered tailored programs that celebrated the lives, goals and achievements of its clients.
“Since its inception, the NDIS approach has enabled participants to form new friendships and community relationships, develop life skills and pursue new hobbies, as well as increase their overall health, wellbeing and happiness,” she said.
“After three weeks participating in the NDIS, a client commented that previously she had been ‘just surviving and not living’, and the individualised, community-centric approach has allowed her to discover a new lease on life.
“Every day we see the NDIS creating real change in the lives of participants and their families.”
Ms Lloyd-Timbs said alongside standard care and support elements, the NDIS gave participants the power to make decisions about the social, educational and physical activities they undertook.
“The development of our programs has been an exciting and creative process for both our coordinators and clients as we explore the possibilities made available through the scheme,” she said.
“It is wonderful to see our clients challenge themselves by participating in educational programs, vocational training, volunteering, through community-based initiatives and expressing themselves creatively through art and music.
“As your chosen provider, we will work with you to develop a support plan that both maintains and ensures ongoing growth in independence.”
The NDIS will be available for children aged zero to three and adults aged 35 to 49 from 1 July.
From the beginning of next year, the NDIS will be available to adults aged 50 to 64.
By 1 July 2019, the NDIS will be available to all eligible Tasmanians.
SEC Care is registered with NDIS to deliver a selection of quality services.
For more information on SEC Care, phone 6269 1260 or visit www.secommunitycare.com.au
Caption: Under the NDIS, SEC Care creates an individual program to give you the power to make the decisions about how you want to live your life.