STRONGER TOGETHER: New NDIS Programs for better support

Last updated: 20/04/2021

STRONGER TOGETHER: New NDIS Programs for better support

Tanya O'Shea, IMPACT Community Services Managing Director
Tanya O'Shea, IMPACT Community Services' Managing Director

By Tanya O'Shea, IMPACT Community Services Managing Director

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya talks about the evolving disability climate and IMPACT's new NDIS programs.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme provides Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary support they need to enjoy life.

Under the NDIS families and carers have access to the help they need to support people with disability so they can participate in a life filled with community and employment opportunities.

IMPACT Community Services has been providing disability support services to the Bundaberg community for 20 years.

The disability sector has evolved significantly over this time, and IMPACT prides itself on its ability to continuously adapt with the climate.

After assessing and reviewing the needs of people with a NDIS plan in the Bundaberg region, our NDIS department has put together some new programs to better meet our community’s needs.

We are eager to have our mental health recovery program begin in the next few weeks, which will offer one-on-one mental health support to NDIS participants.

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Research shows many participants require mental health support however few have access to appropriate services.

Support coordination will also become available shortly at IMPACT, which will involve a dedicated staff member who will work with participants to assess their goals and find complimentary and beneficial services.

Lights, Camera, Action is another new program which will be group-based and teach participants how to shoot and edit video content to make short films.

Our fourth and final new addition to our suite of NDIS services is a Dungeons and Dragons group.

Another group-based program, the D&D service will provide a space for likeminded people to meet and play the fantasy game in a safe space, topped with a Dungeon Master (Support Worker) leading the way.

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We are also thrilled to welcome two new NDIS support workers to our IMPACT family who will host these new programs for our participants.

These fantastic new additions join our already popular suite of services; the Cooee arts group, Manga drawing class, Fitness for Fun, Rob’s Shed, Community Access Group, and the famous IMPACT Community Choir, which will be singing once again this Wednesday, April 21.

If you or someone you know might enjoy or benefit from our inclusive and welcoming programs, please reach out by phoning 4153 4233.

It is such a joy to see our NDIS community engage in rewarding activities that allow them to reach their goals.

IMPACT is in the game of improving lives; let’s work together to make a difference.

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