The NDIS supports you may not know about!

By Anna & Adrienne    May 02, 2018

Here is a list of ‘line items’ which you may be entitled to, but may not know about! The item titles include links to external information. 

Knowing these things will definitely help you prepare for your Read More...



NDIS Plan Tips from Disability Experts

By Anna    April 02, 2018

With a bit of reading, and our own lived experience, we've summarised some of the key recommendations from experts in the industry for you to know when looking at starting your NDIS Plan. 

1. Better to be over prepared Read More...




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Here is a list of ‘line items’ which you may be entitled to, but may not know about! The item titles include links to external information.  Knowing these things will definitely help you prepare for your planning meeting: Camping/Holidays If you are eligible, around 5 weekends or 14 days of holidays can be accessed annually through the NDIS funding. Supportive Equipment Before your meeting, make sure you firstly, list all of your current equipment incase you need maintenance on them, and secondly, list the new equipment ...Read More...
With a bit of reading, and our own lived experience, we've summarised some of the key recommendations from experts in the industry for you to know when looking at starting your NDIS Plan.  1. Better to be over prepared than underprepared Start planning before the NDIS hits Queensland! Make sure you research and ask people what the NDIS it and how it may affect you.  2. Planning meeting Experts recommend that you have your planning meeting in person and not over the phone. In some cases, you are ...Read More...
Although this blog is focussed on appropriate language generally, not specifically on derogatory words, we would like to quickly draw attention to The R Word campaign. A campaign that is shining a light on how the R word remains part of everyday language despite its hurtful and demeaning impact. This campaign has excellently turned their spotlight onto social media, stating that “the R word appears on social media approximately every 5-seconds.  And few people question the use of it as everyday language.” You can find out more about The R Word here. ...Read More...
“For those of us who serve [people who are ageing or living with disability], how do we possibly “walk a mile in their shoes?” We have training. We have skills. We have therapies and devices. But do we really understand? Yet understanding our clients and their needs is crucial to our ability to provide meaningful support.” Kindra French, Abilities.com As a support worker or care provider it’s important to reflect on the fact that you’re not just a ‘worker’; it’s not ‘just a job’, like rolling into an office and writing emails all day might be 'a ...Read More...
Imagine living your life on your own terms with the freedom of choice and control about what work you do and when. A life that gives you such a great sense of accomplishment and happiness that you are able to deliver your work to the highest of standards and, before you know it, you’re spreading that happiness around to those who hire you. We’re not saying being your own boss is easy, in fact there are a lot of responsibilities you need to manage if you’re self-employed, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth ...Read More...
Want to tackle your taxes and super independently? No problem!   LET'S TALK TAX... There are a lot of helpful resources online these days, such as income tax calculators like the ATO’s simple tax calculator or even the nifty calculator offered by ASIC’s Money Smart site. A good starting pointing is to make sure you track all of your work expenses so you can see which ones are valid tax deductions (sometimes you’ll need to contact the ATO to confirm what is, or isn’t, a valid expense). ...Read More...