Registered NDIS Provider (ID69696300)
Real Community Services is a Registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with a permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the insurance that is to give peace of mind for anyone with a Disability or is affected by someone who may have a disability.
Real Community Services can provide a great variety of individualised supports in the community and at home.
Why did we need the NDIS?
The current disability support system is underfunded, unfair, fragmented, and inefficient. It gives people with a disability little choice of providers especially when they are supported by funding that is block funded to the provider. When you receive supports in this way, if you leave the provider your support funds stay with them - this is in no way providing people with choice or certainty.
The NDIS provides support packages tailored to people’s individual needs. People can choose their own provider(s), ask an intermediary to assemble the best package on their behalf, cash out their funding allocation and direct the funding to areas of need (with appropriate probity controls and support), or choose a combination of these options.
"The NDIS will give you greater control and choice over the services you receive. It won't mean that you have to change any of your current arrangements if they suit you, and it won't change the supports you receive for rent, electricity etc., if you receive a government pension"
What Does RCS Provide under the NDIS?
- Accommodation/Tenancy assistance:Assistance...Assistance provided to guide, support and prompt participants, or to undertake on a participant's behalf, activities to ensure they obtain or retain appropriate accommodation.
- Assistance to integrate into school or other educational program:Assistance...Assistance to enable a participant to attend and participant in school or educational programs where their participant is limited by their disability and the needs are not able to be meet by the school or educational facility through reasonable adjustment.
- Assistance in coordinating or managing life stages, transitions and supports:Short...Short to longer term support that focuses on strengthening the participant s ability to coordinate their supports and assist them to live and participate in their community. This can include assisting the participant and their family with lifelong planning, resolving points of crisis, developing capacity and resilience as well as coordinating supports where they are provided by a complex range of mainstream, informal networks and formal services.
- Assistance with daily personal activities:Assisting...Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These supports are provided individually to participants. The support can be provided in a range of environments.
- Assistance with travel/transport arrangements:The...The provision of transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities. This includes, but is not limited to, taxis and specialist transport arrangements. It is provided when the participant is unable to access alternative forms of transport as a result of their disability.
- Behaviour support:A...A plan developed aimed at limiting the likelihood of behaviours of concern developing and/or increasing. This plan provides assistance to a participant, their family and support persons to identify behaviours of concern, or that cause harm to participant or others and to design and undertake specific positive behaviour support strategies.
- Assistance with daily life tasks in a group or shared living arrangement:Assisting...Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life with a focus on developing the skills of the individuals to live as autonomously as possible. The support is provided to each person living in the arrangement in accordance with their need. This may include participant s living in the same household or in cluster units or participant s living in a host family arrangement. This activity occurs in a group living situation that can be either ongoing or temporary.
- Development of daily living and life skills:Training...Training and development activities undertaken by the participant or their carer to increase ability to live as autonomously as possible. Training can be provided either individually or through group activities and can include skills in daily life activities, communication and social skills, problem solving and managing funding of supports.
- Household tasks:Supports...Supports to enable the participant to maintain their home environment. This may involve undertaking essential household tasks or the provision of support that the participant is not able to undertake.
- Participation in community, social and civic activities:Assisting...Assisting participants to participate actively in community, social and civic activities by developing and enhancing a participants skills and providing supports during these activities.
- Training for independence in travel and transport:Assisting...Assisting with specific skills development that will enhance the ability of the participant to travel and use public transport as independently as possible
- Plus more to come …
NDIS Roll Out
Click here to see the roll-out of the NDIS in Queensland.
It’s planned that by 2020, the NDIS rollout will be complete across Australia. If the scheme hasn’t launched in your area yet, it’s just a matter of time – and in the meantime, your current government-funded disability services will continue as usual.
Want to Know More?
Call us about the NDIS on (07) 37256500 during office hours or Click here to email us your enquiry
Are you ready to make a client referral? Click the link below to fill out an online referral. The more information you provide, the better we can tailor our support. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office to talk over your referral.
All referrals and personal information are strictly confidential. Your information will not be shared by us to anyone without your permission, or unless required by law.