The Hunter/Central Coast Disability Accommodation Convention is the first of its kind in the Hunter and Central Coast Region and will bring together SDA and SIL providers. The National Disability Insurance Scheme has provided the opportunity for people with a disability to live independently in a supported and safe environment.
The Convention is a public event and open to anyone wishing to learn more about accommodation options in their local community and the perfect opportunity for SIL and SDA providers to promote their organisation and accommodation vacancies. Local SDA and SIL providers will be on display expo style and the event will also feature 3 educational forums
Support coordination is a service which may be allocated on a participant’s NDIS plan to provide help to implement their plan and bring their goals to life. The NDIA allocates this service type, and the participant has a choice of support coordination provider.
What this statement means, is a support coordination service will assist a person and their family to understand their NDIS Plan, check on what supports in the community or what mainstream services such as education or health could help to meet their goals. The support coordinator will also assist the participant to look at how the funded supports on the plan can best be implemented, offering choice of service providers. Any points of crisis, the support coordinator would assist the person to identify how these can be resolved and assist to develop stability in the person’s life by helping to set up consistent services around the person, so goals can be achieved.
Using the Support Coordination Academy Pathway as the road map for this session you will learn practical ways to:
The NDIS was imminent and the pilot scheme was being implemented across the Hunter. In consultation with his sister-in-law whom operated a disability respite service, they established an organisation in 2015 to provide Supported Independent Living (SIL) to the children of the parents Mike had met... and so Songbird was born!
Songbird quickly established themselves as an industry leader and were deservedly recognised as the Disability Service of the Year in 2016. Starting with 3 homes, Mike has grown the business to now 10 homes across the Hunter and over 70 staff. In addition to supported independent living, they deliver an expanding number of services to assist people with a disability to become an integral part of their communities including Day Programs and Support Coordination.
Jo-Anne works at Advance Rehab Centre and has developed a team of Occupational Therapists who focus only on Special Disability Accommodation eligibility. As a therapist, consultant and educator, she is involved in collaboratively developing housing plans and assisting participants to apply for SDA eligibility as well as highlighting the SDA opportunities for people with extreme functional impairments. She is involved in the development and implementation of an innovative housing design for people with autism.
The SDA forum will be presented in two parts:
Jo-Anne’s team recognises the challenges, barriers and potential rewards of transitioning to a new home. She will aim to provide you with a practical understanding of eligibility and insights in to the SDA journey.
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The event will give your organisation the opportunity to promote your SIL and/or SDA services directly to the public, as well as Support Coordinators, Teachers, Case Coordinators, or other providers, and potentially connect to new business.
As a Table Host, you will be provided with a rectangle table and chairs in the expo section of the Convention, which you can decorate as you wish. It is free for the general public, Support Coordinators or similar to come along and gather information from all the SIL and SDA Table Hosts.
Bring along promotional brochures, promotional giveaways and business cards for at least 100 people. We will advise more accurate numbers closer to the time when we have a better indication of registration numbers. Also bring along a pull up banner (if you have one) to display behind your table. You can decorate your table in different ways such as balloons, decorative table cloths, flowers, chocolates, giveaways etc.
There is no limit to the number of representatives that attend from your team.
There will be a limit of 40 tables.