NDIS

Footprints is a registered provider of services under the NDIS. We offer services tailored to meet your needs and the supports funded in your NDIS Plan. If you have an NDIS plan, you can contact us about putting your plan into action and about the services, you may need. We offer you the options, the choice is yours.

We Support Our Clients Through

Support Coordination

Accommodation and Housing Support

Home Modifications

Plan Management

Learning and Skills Development

Social and Community Participation

Need a plan? - Assistance with Accessing the NDIS

Footprints pre-planning booklet, My Plan, My Way, can help you prepare for accessing the NDIS, you can download this by clicking on the button below or contact us and ask to speak to someone from our NDIS team

We can support you to access the NDIS. Before you meet with your NDIA planner, it is a good idea to start thinking about your needs, goals and aspirations. The planning process covers all areas of your life, so it is important to give yourself plenty of time to think this through.

The NDIS is a federally funded scheme that puts you at the centre of the decision making process about how you want to live your life. The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability, including psychosocial disability (term used to describe disabilities that may arise from mental health issues) with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.

The NDIS will put more control and decision-making in your hands, and Footprints can work alongside you to support you to meet your needs and goals. NDIS will open up more opportunities and as a registered provider, we can assist you to prepare for and understand the NDIS.

Age
You must be under 65 years of age when you apply to join the Scheme.

Residency
• be an Australian citizen OR
• hold a Permanent Visa OR
• hold a Protected Special Category Visa, that is you were in Australia on a Special Category Visa on 26 February 2001 or had been in Australia for at least 12 months in the 2 years immediately before 26 February 2001 and you returned to Australia after that day.

Disability
You may meet the disability requirements if:
• you have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (i.e. it is likely to be life long) and
• your impairment substantially reduces your ability to participate effectively in activities, or perform tasks or actions unless you have:
• assistance from other people or
• you have assistive technology or equipment (other than common items such as glasses) or
• you can’t participate effectively even with assistance or aides and equipment and
• your impairment affects your capacity for social and economic participation and
• you are likely to require support under the NDIS for your lifetime.
• An impairment that varies in intensity e.g. because the impairment is of a chronic episodic nature may still be permanent, and you may require support under the NDIS for your lifetime, despite the variation.

Support Coordination
We provide ongoing coordination and capacity building support as well as complex and specialist coordination support. We will draw on our extensive experience of local knowledge and coordination to assist you to interpret your NDIS plan in a way that meets your needs and ensures you get the best value for money.

Therapy Services
Footprints provides assessment, support and training to assist you to improve independence, such as Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Community Nursing Services. Footprints also provides individual and group counselling to facilitate emotional acceptance and growth, and to assist you to gain personal goals and greater insight into your life. Social support groups are also available.

Home Modification
Occupational Therapy Services provided to assist you with home modification requirements.

Light Street Centre – Centre Based Activities
Art in the Park, Music Group, Internet Café, Around the Ridges (social outings in the community), Fantastic Fridays (for people looking for friendship and peer support)

Daily Life
Assistance with self-care activities, house cleaning and other household activities tailored to improve daily living and enhance independence of daily tasks. This may also involve completing essential household tasks if you are unable to do this yourself. Footprints can also provide preparation and delivery of meals if you need support to do this.

Social & Community Participation
We can support you to participate in recreational or social activities. This support includes activities in Footprints Light Street Centre, and/or in the community, such as individual and group social outings and activities. Individual and group support is available to assist you to participate in activities of your choice, such as support to attend music concerts, the Theatre, sporting events, theme parks and other recreational activities.

Accommodation & Housing Support
Assistance in obtaining and maintaining housing, support to connect you with key housing providers, decluttering services (including direct support in your home, and individual and group psychological therapies), and support to help you meet your tenancy obligations, as per your tenancy agreement.

Behaviour Support
Positive Behaviour Support Planning and training

Plan Management
We can provide the overall financial management of your NDIS plan. This includes paying providers on your behalf, developing statements for you, and claiming payments from the NDIA.

Learning & Skill Development
Individual and skills development groups are available to enhance your independence: Cooking Skills Group, Man-made Collective, Community Pocket Garden, Individual Community Participation activities are available including mentoring, peer support and individual skill development for a range of identified goals.

Thank you for the opportunity. I appreciate the professionalism, formal interview process and training. It has been a very supportive, friendly and rewarding experience. I was telling my Mum recently I wake up happier and more motivated coming to Footprints than when I was going to my paid job.

Footprints Volunteer