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Tax Appeal 2020
Over the past few months we have all had to learn to do things differently. Whether it’s been shopping online, using Zoom or FaceTime to catch-up with family and friends or for SCIA, moving our services online whilst staff work from home.
For our Peer & Family Support Team this has been a difficult time. Normally based in NSW’s major Spinal Units, the team is currently working from home using our new online Telehealth program, our online Forum or the phone to keep providing the vital help and support needed for those with a spinal cord injury, and their families.
Although we do receive some funding for this wonderful service, sadly this doesn’t cover all the costs to provide this vital program.
Your donation will help us continue providing much needed support, information, advice and mentorship for people with spinal cord injuries and their families.
New NDIS Price Guide for 2020 - 2021
Following the completion of the Annual Price Review to determine NDIS pricing arrangements for the 2020‒21 financial year, the NDIA has published a Price Guide and Support Catalogue on 2 June 2020 to come into effect 1 July 2020.
The new look Price Guide aims to be clear and transparent about pricing arrangements and make it easier to find information for specific supports by including applicable line items and claiming rules within the one document.
The NDIS has also released additional Information Packs for NDIS participants during COVID-19. Thsi covers key topics for different situations such as:
Mental health and wellbeing
Protecting yourself and the NDIS
SCIA delivers NDIS support services. If you would like more advice and information about our services visit https://scia.org.au/ndis/ or contact us on 1800 819 775.
Volunteer to make your community more accessible
During Volunteer Week (18 – 24 May), SCIA is supporting WheelEasy by inviting you to share your knowledge of all things accessible.
WheelEasy is a one-stop website for you to find accessible cafes, restaurants, toilets and more!
As part of Volunteer Week (18 – 24 May), SCIA is supporting WheelEasy by inviting you to share your knowledge of all things accessible and identify accessible Hotspots and things to do in your city that you would like to highlight on WheelEasy’s map.
No need to go anywhere (just yet)! Simply add them to WheelEasy’s Suggested Places Map and the details can be filled in when it is safe for everyone to go out and about.
Head to www.wheeleasy.org to find out more about WheelEasy and email Max at email@example.com to be part of a short briefing by video early next week, before you get going.
Vacancy at our Accessible House in Maroubra
A unit is available in our four bedroom group home, Anzac House, based in Maroubra.
Our rooms and facilities are suitable for a person with a spinal cord injury (SCI) or a similar physical disability. The house has been modified to allow access to the front and rear of the property, widened doorways, space underneath bench tops in the kitchen is open comfortably enough to wheel underneath, as well as accessible en suites to each bedroom that includes a hobless shower.
Please read below for information about the accommodation and the applicant requirements. If you would like to know more the house or enquire about the application, please call us on 1800 819 775 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The applicant must have a spinal cord injury, or similar disability and require a high level of personal care and daily living assistance
- Have current and ongoing need for accommodation support
- Have an NDIS plan with a provision for Supported Independent Living (SIL) funding included. Note: A request to supply reports may be required to seek eligibility for SIL funding, therefore candidate should already have relevant supports (i.e. Support Coordinator or active LAC) in place
- Applicant must be able to supply own equipment and is responsible for the maintenance of that equipment
- A copy of the candidate's care needs assessment is required. Note: The house operates under an existing SIL care model and the successful applicant would need to be part of this arrangement
- Large bedroom that allows for single or king single bed with sufficient circulation space
- Large en suite with 'wheel in' hobless shower
- Separate living area with kitchenette and wall mounted air conditioning unit
- Shared main kitchen, living and dining areas, and shared laundry.
- Limited parking available onsite
- Anzac House is a supported living option for a person with high level support needs.
- 23 hours of care is provided at the home, where residents will self-direct their care
Applicant should require personal care at a similar level to that of the other residents. An existing NDIS funded care arrangement is already in place, therefore successful applicants should be prepared to use the current care model, including care provider.
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