NDIS opens up greater opportunities for Identitywa’s outreach
The chance to provide individualised support and services to younger people (under 65 years of age) with disability living in aged care homes has been the motivation for collaborations with residential aged care providers as well as for the Emmaus Community who provide long term independent community living for people who live with mental health issues.
Discussions are underway to consider how Identitywa can partner with other organisations in order to contribute to the quality of life of the people living in their homes.
For Brother Al, from Emmaus Community, meeting with CEO, Marina Re and Area Manager, Tara Ludlow, was a very positive experience.
“I had been looking for an agency to collaborate with for some time,” said Brother Al. “It really has been eye opening to find another agency which also works from the heart.”
Emmaus Community were specifically looking for someone to work alongside them, helping them to navigate the emerging NDIS journey for the people they support.
Tara Ludlow explains: “Brother Al and Marina met initially to discuss what was required from the partnership. One of the key areas was demystifying the NDIS and assisting those living at the Emmaus Community to be ‘NDIS-ready’,” said Tara.
“Our staff will soon be delivering tailored ‘NDIS readiness’ information sessions to assist the Emmaus Community to understand their eligibility requirements and the types of support they can access. We have also provided guidance for some individuals who have come to Emmaus with NDIS funding in place.
“This has been a unique and life affirming project for me – the Emmaus Community is incredibly independent and the staff and volunteers are such compassionate people.
“Brother Al is one of the most generous and empathetic people I have worked with and I look forward to continuing this journey with them,” she said.
Brother Al is also very pleased with the partnership: “Moving forward I feel confident that Emmaus and Identitywa will make a meaningful difference to the people that we both support,” he said.
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.
For more information go to www.identitywa.com.au or call 9474 3033.
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