25-10-2019 01:53 PM - edited 31-10-2019 12:26 PM
Navigating our wonderful Peer Ambassador, Sarah's perspective of the NDIS as a carer, sound-boarding and discussing our experience as well as how to make the most of the resources available in a caring role.
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19-11-2019 07:00 PM - edited 19-11-2019 07:01 PM
Thanks everyone for joining in on Tonight’s special Topic Tuesday event “NDIS: A Carers Journey”. This is such an important discussion for many of our members and we are so fortunate to have one of our wonderful Peer Ambasaddors, Sarah, to share her own journey with the NDIS as well some reflections on how to make the most of the scheme.
A special warm welcome to members who supported tonight's event
**One more note! our guest for tonight - Sarah is not an NDIS worker and cannot answer specific questions about peoples concerns on the NDIS but can speak to her own experience and personal knowledge. Please also keep in mind our guidelines around defamation and repeated criticism of service. it’s okay to explore our frustrations with different services if needs be – however we must be mindful not to direct people not to use them. If you have any questions about this please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide further insight ☺
I am just going to allow everyone a few minutes to settle in And let our wonderful @SarahPeerAmb say hi!
19-11-2019 07:01 PM
Hi everyone and thanks for the intro @nashy . I'm looking forward to the discussions tonight.
19-11-2019 07:03 PM
hello again Nashy and hello @SarahPeerAmb looking forward to it .enjoy sanes online discussions :-)
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29 years ago one of my brothers sustained an acquired brain injury when he was physically assaulted at a party. He began exhibiting symptoms of psychosis and was later diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Approximately one year later my other brother, who was studying Year 12 at the time – also began experiencing psychosis symptoms and was diagnosed immediately by a psychiatrist with Schizophrenia.
My brothers have never received adequate support to manage their illness – so when we heard about the NDIS we applied on behalf on my brothers as soon as we could – in fact, we applied 6 months before they were able to be included in the scheme.
We have had a very positive experience – we received support from Partners in Recovery and another non-government organisation to make applications on behalf of my brothers. Once they ‘met access’, we specifically asked for a NDIA (not Local Area Coordinator) planner who we know was highly skilled and experienced. The planning process – although anxiety-provoking for us all – was thorough and the planner has maintained contact with our family as my brothers were placed in the “complex needs” stream.
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