Disability Care Newcastle

Disability Care Newcastle

Disability Services in Newcastle

Are you looking for personalised disability support in Newcastle?

Home Caring provides tailored NDIS support for people living with disability in the Newcastle region. Our experienced and dedicated support workers and healthcare professionals provide quality services, helping people with disability enjoy life to the full.

Our disability support services in Newcastle include:

  • Personal care
  • Clinical assistance
  • 24/7 support for complex needs
  • Help with everyday tasks and household tasks (e.g. laundry and cleaning)
  • Assistive technology
  • Allied therapy care such as occupational therapy, speech therapy and physiotherapy
  • Home modifications
  • Social support and community participation
  • NDIS Support coordination
  • Capacity building support
  • Employment support
  • Transport to activities
  • Respite care
  • Meal preparation
  • Daily Living Supports
  • Supported Independent Living
  • Learning life skills, such as how to catch public transport
  • Education support
  • Support for economic participation
  • Behaviour management support
  • Caring for your health and wellbeing
  • Vehicle modifications
  • Early childhood development support
  • Home and garden maintenance
  • Paediatric care at home
  • NDIS plan management
  • Mental health services
  • Support for intellectual disability

About Us 

Home Caring has been caring for people with disability in local communities for many years. As a registered NDIS provider, we offer quality NDIS supports for participants and families. We’ll take the time to listen to you, understand your needs and goals, and work with you to provide quality support that sets you up for life.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

Personalised service – your NDIS plan should be all about you. From the first time we meet, we’ll take the time to listen, understand your situation, and partner with you to provide support that helps you reach your goals and live the kind of life that you want.

Experienced support workers – we pride ourselves on our dedicated staff with appropriate qualifications and years of experience in disability care. We are proficient at supporting people with a wide range of health conditions, and are committed to providing exceptional services for our valued clients.

Service flexibility – we know how busy life can be. As locally based support workers and healthcare professionals, we provide support that suits your lifestyle, and fits in with your timetable. And if your circumstances change over time, we can adjust your NDIS plan and supports so you continue to thrive in life.

An empowered mindset – we truly believe that your mindset makes a huge difference to your outcomes. Our dedicated team will help you face everyday challenges with creative solutions and a positive mindset, focusing on your strengths. And we’re always here if you need us, so you’re never without a safety net.

Support for the family – you’re only as strong as your support network. As NDIS providers, we’re here for the whole family. We can guide and support family members and loved ones in their support role, and provide valuable services such as respite care.

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian government-funded scheme that helps people with significant disability live independently with a wide range of services. It can include supports like assistance with daily activities, disability accommodation, personal care, 24/7 support, clinical care, behaviour management plans, learning life skills, transport, mobility equipment and home maintenance.

The NDIS is all about giving people choice and control. As a participant, you work with your NDIS planner and NDIS providers to identify your goals, choose your supports, and ensure they are making a positive impact on your life. You can choose which companies or organisations provide you with your support services, and change providers at any time if you prefer.

Home Caring provides individualised NDIS disability care in Newcastle. Our local team provides services that help you make the most of your NDIS funding, and enjoy everyday life. For more information, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you access disability support in Newcastle?
How does the NDIS ensure services provided through the scheme are high quality?
What is the criteria for NDIS eligibility?
How do I find a NDIS provider?
What is a NDIS support worker?
What is a NDIS support coordinator?

How do you access disability support in Newcastle?

Like the rest of Australia, disability services in Newcastle are available through the NDIS (or the National Disability Insurance Scheme): a government-funded program that gives people with permanent disability access to quality services, so they can live as independently as possible. Some of the services you can access through the NDIS are personal care, behaviour support, dedicated health staff, domestic assistance, nursing care at home, allied health therapies, assistance services, respite care, transport, mobility equipment, and modifications to your home.

The NDIS is a person-centred scheme, which means that participants have choice and control over their services. They work with a support coordinator to create an NDIS plan and partner with a provider of their choice, who delivers supports according to that plan. Participants also work with their provider to review their plan and ensure it continues to meet their needs over time.

Are you looking for disability services & support organisation in Newcastle? Home Caring provides exceptional disability care services that are tailored to your needs. We’ll take the time to listen to you, understand your needs, and work with you to provide services that make the most positive impact on your life. To find out more, please touch with our friendly staff for a free consultation.

How does the NDIS ensure services provided through the scheme are high quality?

The NDIS has several mechanisms in place to ensure disability services for participants are safe and of high quality:

  • All disability service providers who wish to provide services under the NDIS must be registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (the NDIS Commission). The NDIS Commission is responsible for ensuring that registered providers meet certain quality standards and comply with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Participants can choose their own providers, decide on the type and frequency of services they receive, and have a say in the development of their individual support plans.
  • Support plans are reviewed regularly to ensure that they remain relevant and effective in meeting the participant's needs. Reviews may be initiated by the participant, their support coordinator, or by the NDIS.
  • The NDIS has several ways that participants can provide feedback or make complaints about the services they receive. This includes the NDIS Commission's complaints process, which allows participants to make complaints about registered providers.
  • The NDIS Commission conducts regular monitoring and compliance activities to ensure that providers are meeting their obligations under the NDIS. This includes site visits, audits, and investigations. Providers who do not meet the required standards may be subject to enforcement action, such as suspension or cancellation of their registration.

If you aren’t happy with your NDIS provider, there are a few things you can do. You can start by discussing your concerns with them directly, as often this can help resolve misunderstandings or address problems without further escalation. If your concerns are related to your NDIS plan, you can contact the NDIA request a plan review. They will guide you through the process and determine whether a review is necessary.

If you need support, you can ask your support coordinator or an advocate for assistance. They can provide guidance, advocate on your behalf, and help you navigate any disputes or issues with your NDIS provider. You can also contact the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, if you believe your provider is not meeting their obligations, and lodge a complaint. They will investigate the matter and take appropriate action. Make sure you document any incidents, keep records of your communication with the provider, and gather evidence to support your claims. This information can be helpful if you need to escalate the issue further.

Finally, if your concerns are not addressed or the issues persist, you have the option to switch to a different NDIS provider. Home Caring provides personalised support to people in the community, and you can switch to our services at any point in your NDIS journey.

What is the criteria for NDIS eligibility?

You might be eligible for NDIS funding if you:

  • are younger than 65 when you make your application, or a child younger than 6 with a developmental delay
  • live in Australia, are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident, or have a Protected Special Category Visa
  • Have a disability caused by an impairment (this is a significant change in your body’s function, structure, or in how you think and learn)
  • Have an impairment that substantially reduces your functional capacity to do everyday things
  • Are likely to need disability support for your whole life

To see if you are eligible, look at the access checklist that is available on the NDIS website. You’ll be asked some questions about your disability and the support you think you might need. Based on your responses, the checklist will be able to indicate whether you might be eligible for the NDIS.

Looking for disability support agencies in Newcastle? Home Caring provides disability support for NDIS participants and their families. We offer quality support that helps you reach your goals and live life to the full. For a free consultation, please get in touch with our friendly staff team.

How do I find a NDIS provider?

There are many organisations that provide disability support, so it can be overwhelming to find the one that is right for your needs. If you’re researching your options, here are some tips that might help you get started.

Figure out what kind of help you need – before you start looking for a provider, make sure you know what type of support you require. This will give you a good idea of what you want, and what type of provider will best meet your needs.

Use the NDIS Provider Finder – it’s an online tool that can help you easily search for NDIS providers that are located in your area. You can search by are, type of support, or the provider’s name. You can find this tool on the NDIS website.

Get recommendations – ask your NDIS planner, support coordinator, or your healthcare professional (e.g. your GP) for suggested providers. They might recommend providers with a good reputation and experience in assisting people with similar needs. You could also ask friends and family who have used NDIS services for their recommendations.

Research a shortlist of providers – once you have a list potential NDIS providers that might be a good fit, do some research to see what they offer. Visit their website, read reviews from other clients, ask for references, visit the provider and ask any questions you might have. Also check if they are a registered NDIS provider and have the right qualifications to provide safe and appropriate support.

Get in touch – after narrowing down your list, contact the remaining NDIS providers to ask questions and schedule an initial consultation with them. During the meeting, discuss your needs and goals to determine if the provider is right for you. Some things you might want to ask are:

  • What specific services and supports do you offer under the NDIS?
  • What is your process for getting feedback on your service?
  • How experienced are you in working with participants who have similar needs to mine?
  • Where are you located?
  • What is your approach to person-centred planning and setting NDIS goals?
  • Will you collaborate with my healthcare professional, or other people in my support network?
  • How do you involve participants in decision-making and ensure their preferences are respected?
  • How do you ensure continuity and consistency of support workers assigned to participants?
  • Can you explain the process for developing an individualised support plan?
  • How do you handle changes or updates required in the support plan?
  • What is your availability and response time for addressing any concerns or emergencies?
  • Can you provide information on the qualifications, experience, and training of your support workers?
  • What is your process for involving family members or carers in the support journey?
  • Are you able to support my specific cultural needs (e.g. bilingual support workers, special diet, cultural activities of significance)?
  • How do you handle complaints or conflicts that may arise during the provision of services?
  • Can you explain your billing and payment procedures? Are there any additional fees?
  • How do you monitor progress and adjust supports if needed?

Remember: it's important to choose a provider who you feel comfortable with, and who can meet your specific needs. Don't be afraid to ask questions and look around until you find a provider that is right for you.

Looking for disability support companies in Newcastle, or disability support organisations in Newcastle? Home Caring helps NDIS participants reach their goals with individualised support plans based on their needs. For a free consultation, please get in touch with our customer service team.

What is a NDIS support worker?

An NDIS support worker is a care professional who provides support services to people living with a disability.

They support people to achieve their NDIS goals, increase their independence, learn skills and meet their needs through everyday support. This could be communication assistance, help with the housework (e.g. laundry and cleaning), personal care, meal preparation, learning skills such as catching public transport and grocery shopping, social activities, implementing behavioural management plans, and mobility assistance. Support workers also provide support for families caring for people with disability by offering guidance, training, and respite services.

Support workers are of great value to people with disability. With their dedicated support, people can lead more fulfilling lives and navigate various aspects of daily life with greater ease and confidence. Participants also work with their support worker to reach their goals, so they can be more independent in everyday life.

Looking for disability support providers in Newcastle? Home Caring provides quality support that helps people with disability live independently in the community. For a free consultation, please get in touch with our devoted team.

What is a NDIS support coordinator?

Managing your NDIS supports can be difficult, especially if you have complex needs, or are receiving lots of different services through the NDIS. This is where a support coordinator can help.

A support coordinator helps NDIS participants manage the supports they receive as part of their plan. Here are some of the tasks they perform:

  • Developing NDIS support plans with participants, based on their goals, needs and funding
  • Helping participants identify and connect with suitable NDIS service providers who can deliver the services outlined in the participant's plan
  • Facilitating the coordination of various supports and services, so they work together and align with the participant’s plan
  • Being a central point of contact between the participant, their family or carers, NDIS providers, healthcare professionals, and other relevant stakeholders, so everyone is well informed
  • Regularly reviewing and monitoring the participant's progress towards their goals, ensuring that the supports and services are meeting their needs effectively.
  • Providing guidance to participants on their rights, entitlements, and available supports within the NDIS framework, so they can make informed decisions
  • Advocating for participants, ensuring their voice is heard, and their preferences and needs are respected within the NDIS system
  • Helping participant build their capacity to manage their supports by providing coaching, training, and assistance
  • Maintaining accurate records, document progress, and prepare reports as required by the NDIS
  • Assisting participants in reviewing and renewing their NDIS plans

Do you need disability home care in Newcastle? Home Caring’s support coordinators helps participants stay on top of their NDIS plan and get the most out of their supports. To find out more, please get in touch for a free consultation with our expert team.

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