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Supporting people with SCI and other neurological conditions during COVID-19
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
- 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.
Free Guide to Assist You Before Preparing Your Will
Since 1967, many generous people have chosen to leave gifts in their Wills to Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA). This generosity has enabled us to support both families and individuals throughout their life journey as a result of spinal cord injury (SCI) and other types of neurological and physical disabilities.
Gifts in Wills, both large and small, play a major role in the ongoing funding of the vital services we provide to increase independence, mobility and confidence for people who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn.
We have provided a free guide to assist you before preparing your Will, or if you are considering to leave the gift of a lifetime to SCIA.
By leaving a gift in your Will to SCIA, you are showing your commitment to ensure people who are affected by a SCI and other neurological and physical disabilities will not be isolated and receive the help and support that is so desperately needed.
#DonateMyCommute to SCIA
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) still helps people every step of their journey with a spinal cord injury, and other neurological disabilities, and we would love to keep continuing our mission to give much needed support to people who need it most, especially at a time like this.
#DonateMyCommute is a way for you to be able to keep supporting us. If you can, consider donating the weekly cost of your usual bus fare, train ticket, or petrol.
To donate simply click this link. You'll be making a massive difference where it’s needed most.
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