Who is eligible for the NDIS?
The NDIS is designed to connect people with disability to the funding they need to access the support services that are right for them! So, we’ve made it as easy as possible to find out if you’re eligible for NDIS funding so that you can get started on your journey to independence.
The NDIS: where do I start?
If you’ve ever wondered how to apply for NDIS funding, you’re not alone. We’ve made it easy to learn how to apply for NDIS funding and get connected with the right NDIS service providers in Perth.
Why is NDIS pre-planning important?
Applying for NDIS funding can be a little overwhelming, with a lot of new terminology to learn and understand. Fortunately for NDIS participants, if they enlist the help of an industry expert, then they’ll receive valuable professional insight into how the NDIS works and learn how to make the most of their plan.
Tips for building your confidence after leaving school
Graduating from high school is an exciting time in your life, as you’re stepping out into a world of opportunities and freedom. However, this experience can sometimes be daunting, and you may be unsure which path to take. We’ve put together some tips for building confidence and feeling prepared for when you leave school, so you can head eagerly out into the world and achieve your goals.
What is the difference between SIL and SDA?
When you’re looking at which NDIS supports could be right for you, you might be thinking, ‘what types of services will help me achieve independence?’. Having supported accommodation in your NDIS plan ticks that box, enabling you to move out of home and experience more choice and control.
How can SDA support my independence?
Ready to move out of home and experience more independence? All supported accommodation aims to support people with disability in their journey to independence, but Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) can truly change someone’s life overnight. This article explores how SDA supports people with disability to increase their independent living skills and experience greater choice and control.
How to access disability services
If you’re someone with a disability, then one of the best ways to access relevant disability support services is through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS provides funding for eligible participants, and connects them with disability services that suit each person’s individual needs.
The Supported Independent Living (SIL) process explained
One of the best things about receiving NDIS funding is that it can be used to help you become more independent. For example, you can access services to help you to move out of home and live a more independent lifestyle.
What is the NDIS?
If you’re a person with disability, then you’ve probably heard of the NDIS. In this article we explain what the NDIS is, so that you can find out if you’re eligible and discover how to access the support you need.
What does a disability service provider do?
For many people accessing funding for disability services in WA, all the industry terminology can be a bit confusing. You may be wondering what a disability service provider does, whether yours needs to be registered with the NDIS, and what services they will offer you. If you’d like to find some answers and feel more prepared when you start your NDIS journey, read on!
Cathy shares her NDIS journey with Activ
60-year old Cathy Marion recently embarked on her planning journey with the NDIS. Click on the headline to learn how Cathy got her NDIS plan right, by pre-planning with Activ.
How to maximise your potential with career coaching
People with disability are not currently given the same opportunities for meaningful work as others. Did you know, that only 48% of working age people with disability are employed, compared to 79% of people without disability? That’s why we developed our career coaching program, to support people with disability to work towards their career goals and achieve greater independence.
Busting myths about people with disability
Myths and misconceptions about people with disability are unfortunately common, and can result in people with disability being treated unfairly or differently to their peers without disability. So, we’ve decided to bust a few of these myths, and show everyone the truth about how people with disability live rich and fulfilling lives, encompassing work, friendships, independence, and achievements.
Making the move to supported accommodation in Perth
Life-changing events can sometimes be scary! This can include moving out of the family home for the first time. Here at Activ, we understand that moving into supported accommodation is a big decision, so we had a chat to some of our customers to give you some insider tips!
Mental health needs of people with intellectual disability
Unfortunately, people with intellectual disability can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to mental health issues. It’s important for families and support workers to know the indicators of mental illness in people with intellectual disability, and to understand what to do if they notice any signs that someone might be struggling.
What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?
If you're someone with a disability and are looking to make some lifestyle changes to become more independent, then Supported Independent Living (SIL) could be the answer. In this article, we give an overview of SIL, explain eligibility requirements, and look into how NDIS funding works - so you can begin the process with a clearer understanding, and find the right supports for your needs.
Tips for helping your child move out of home and into supported accommodation
If you’re the parent of someone living with a disability, and your child is ready to move out of home, then you might be feeling worried and unsure about whether supported accommodation will be the best place for them to grow their independent living skills.
How to prepare for your NDIS plan review meeting
If you’re a current NDIS participant, then you will have an NDIS plan review meeting at some point in the future. These review meetings are really important for ensuring your next plan suits your needs and goals, but don’t worry, we've got some handy tips on what you can do to prepare for your plan review.
Life after school: transitioning to adulthood
If you’re a high school student living with an intellectual disability, it’s likely you’ve had some thoughts on what you would like to do when you graduate. It’s a very exciting time in your life and there are a lot of options to consider, so you might feel that you need some support to find out which option is right for you!
Our guide to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
Specialist disability accommodation is an NDIS initiative to design and build specialised properties to meet the unique and specific support needs of individuals living with disability.
What is Easy English?
Easy English is all about breaking down information and presenting it in a way that can be easily understood by anyone. It is designed to help communicate with people living with intellectual disabilities, as well as people with low literacy levels and people who have adopted English as an additional language.
When is the right time to move into supported accommodation?
If you’re living with a disability, you might be wondering whether it’s the right time for you to move out of home, and you might have some questions. Everyone is different and will feel comfortable moving out of home at a different time and stage in their life. Let’s take a look at some things to think about, when you are considering moving out of home into supported accommodation.
Getting supported accommodation into your NDIS Plan
Transitioning to supported accommodation is a great way to kick start your independence journey. If you’re someone living with an intellectual disability who would like to move out of home, you may be wondering what steps you need to take to make that happen.
5 reasons why you should engage in community services
Are you wanting to explore your Interests, learn new skills and connect with your community? That’s where community access services come in – linking you with various programs, and friends, in a supportive environment.
How supported accommodation can help you on your independence journey
Do you want to live more independently, but feel unsure about whether you can do it? Well, don’t forget every journey starts with a single step! Living in supported accommodation can be a great step towards a happier, more independent you.
Creating your NDIS plan
If you are found to be eligible for the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), you will receive your access decision letter and will be allocated a certain amount of funding. The next step is for you to attend your planning meeting with the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) to discuss how to best use your funding to help you achieve your individual goals.
How to reach your career goals with supported employment
Would you love to go to work each day and build a long-term, fulfilling career? As someone living with an intellectual disability, you can use your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding to help you start your professional journey.
How to use your NDIS funding
You’ve applied to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). You’ve received your access decision letter and have been granted funding. So, what happens now?
Pursue your passion in a community access program
Community access programs are a great way to explore your interests, learn new skills and make friends along the way. As someone living with an intellectual disability, it gives you the opportunity to try new things and discover what you like to do in a comfortable and supportive environment. It can also give you the confidence to complete certain tasks on your own, helping you to progress further in your independence journey.
Top tips to prepare for supported living
As someone living with an intellectual disability, you may find yourself wanting to lead a more independent lifestyle as you grow older, which may include moving out of the family home. There are a range of supported living options available in Perth that can help you take the next step in your independence journey.
Is supported accommodation right for you?
If you’re a person living with a disability who is thinking about increasing your independence at home, supported accommodation is a great way to bridge the gap between living at home and living independently.