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Activ client talking on the phone
Tue 03 May, 2022

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.

activ student life after school
Thu 28 Apr, 2022

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.

Activ client enjoying independent living with SDA
Fri 25 Mar, 2022

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.

Activ client enjoying independent living with SDA
Mon 21 Mar, 2022

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.

Activ client accessing disability support services
Mon 28 Feb, 2022

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.

activ client cooking in the kitchen - supported independent living
Fri 25 Feb, 2022

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.

activ NDIS client
Thu 27 Jan, 2022

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.

activ clients celebrating
Thu 27 Jan, 2022

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!

Susan hugs mother Cathy outside in the garden
Thu 13 Jan, 2022

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.

Activ-career-coaching
Thu 23 Dec, 2021

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.

activ customer enjoying independent living and employment
Tue 07 Dec, 2021

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.

Jacinda enjoying her independent living and cooking in the kitchen
Mon 08 Nov, 2021

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 an Intellectual Disability
Fri 15 Oct, 2021

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.

supported independent living
Mon 11 Oct, 2021

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.

Activ-Tips-Supported-Accommodation
Mon 30 Aug, 2021

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.

NDIS service providers
Sun 15 Aug, 2021

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.

Mon 26 Jul, 2021

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!

South Lake vacancy
Wed 14 Jul, 2021

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.

Fri 25 Jun, 2021

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.

Support worker helps young man cook in the kitchen.
Sat 29 May, 2021

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.

Wed 19 May, 2021

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.

Some cast members of Once Upon a Dream
Mon 12 Apr, 2021

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.

Thu 25 Mar, 2021

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.

Wed 03 Mar, 2021

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.

Thu 18 Feb, 2021

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.

Mon 08 Feb, 2021

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?

Custoemr Connow and Support Worker Steph garden together.
Mon 25 Jan, 2021

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.

Individuals preparing a meal in supported accommodation
Thu 17 Dec, 2020

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.

Activ customer Aeron cuts apples in the kitchen.
Fri 27 Nov, 2020

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.

We look forward to speaking with you.