NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme
Thorne Harbour Health is a registered provider of services to participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Our NDIS services support the needs of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, and intersex communities to ensure that all gender, sex, and sexually diverse individuals are treated with dignity and can participate fully in society. This commitment is set out in our Diversity Statement.
We offer the following NDIS services:
- Support coordination: We work with you to help you understand your NDIS plan and choose the best support services to help you achieve your goals.
- Help at home: We provide you with help in the home, including cooking, shopping and cleaning, and we help empower you to live independently.
- Community participation: We support you to take part in a range of community activities, including social events and training opportunities.
Our NDIS support focuses on:
- Providing person-centred NDIS services tailored to each participant’s identified needs and goals.
- Ensuring a culturally safe and stigma-free environment.
- Promoting client choice and control in all aspects of service delivery.
- Building the capacity of our clients.
- Meeting the needs of our communities: people living with HIV and people with disability in the LGBTI community.
If you have an NDIS plan and are considering Thorne Harbour Health as your support provider, click here for a copy of our referral form.
If you do not have a plan yet, but believe you may benefit from NDIS support, click here to find out more about how to apply to the NDIS. (https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/how-apply/information-support-your-request/providing-evidence-your-disability)
If you would like more information or wish to provide feedback, please call (03) 9863 0430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request a copy of our NDIS Participant Guide, which sets out our approach to providing NDIS services and how we help you to achieve your NDIS goals.
About the NDIS
The NDIS provides individualised, direct support for people with disability. It is available to all Australians aged under 65 who have a permanent and significant disability.
The NDIS website has a lot of information about how the NDIS came about and how it works ( https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/operational-guidelines/overview-ndis-operational-guideline/overview-ndis-operational-guideline-about-ndis ).
Thorne Harbour Health recognises the critical importance of upholding the human rights principles of the NDIS, which are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-2.html )
Charlie’s road to recovery has been a journey of building capacity and learning new skills, but sometimes it’s just about getting through the day.
As a participant in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Charlie has been able to draw on his network of services to support his decisions while on his road to recovery, one step at a time. The NDIS has given Charlie a choice in his recovery - a recovery model that suits him.