The NDIS is an insurance scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government that funds reasonable and necessary support to help people with disability reach their goals.
The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:
• Daily personal activities
• Transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
• Workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
• Therapeutic supports including behaviour support
• Help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
• Help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
• Home modification design and construction
• Mobility equipment
• Vehicle modifications
CLO use evidence based practice to deliver best in:
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My name is Andrew, I am 28 years old and I have been supported by Community Living Options since I was 18 years old, I really like CLO.
I’m a very happy person, a very positive person (most of the time anyways!). I’m a gentle giant, just a lovely person to be around, all that kind of stuff. I love my support workers, I love being with CLO, they’ve been good to me.
My life has changed a lot since being supported by CLO, I’ve got a lot more freedom and I’m not so angry anymore – when I was first with CLO I was a very angry, bitter person. I’m not like that anymore, I’ve changed a lot, I’ve grown up! I love life, I enjoy life, I’ve got a lot more freedom and I’m a lot happier.
Hello, my name is Jamie and I am 31 years old. I have been supported by CLO for 7 years. I have a brain injury that was caused by a motor vehicle accident which occurred back in 2008.
I was in Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre for almost 3 years. When I was in the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) before going to Hampstead they said I would never walk again. I was motivated to prove them all wrong – I knew I could walk again.
From here I moved out into a supported living accommodation where I sustained a second brain injury from a fall. I went back to Hampstead for another year and had to learn to do everything again.
This is when I moved into my new home and started supports with CLO. This is also where I felt myself starting to live again. I enjoyed having my own space in my house and being able to express myself. I have a fantastic team of support workers. They have helped me achieve many of my goals.
When I first moved into the house the back yard was just dirt. It is now a beautiful garden and I enjoy being outside. Before my accident I was working as a chef apprentice. I still love cooking although I do struggle with some things in the kitchen. This is where I have great support and my staff help me to cook and be as creative as I can be. I LOVE FOOD.
I like to open my horizons to new things every day and want to meet new friends. I have started going to a group called “Just for me” I have met a few people and enjoy going each week. With the support that I am currently getting from CLO I am able to have a great life.
Adrian was introduced to CLO in 2016 through the Exceptional Needs Unit and found supported accommodation to give him the opportunity to find himself and rebuild his life, Adrian had experienced long term addiction and spent the previous 30 years living between institutions, being homeless and sleeping on the streets. He set some short and long term goals with intent for independent living.
Adrian moved into his accommodation and engaged in activities within the community, this helped Adrian to keep busy and also learnt new skills. He was able to learn gardening and cooking skills which enabled him to feel more independent, leading to his long term goal.
Adrian has now reached three years sobriety and practices his 12 steps and meditation daily to maintain this. In early 2019, he has been released from the Public Trustee and now manages his finances independently.
Adrian has become the treasurer at AA meetings and is sponsoring a new member to assist with their sobriety, Adrian takes great pride in this and enjoys helping his fellow community members. He is now closer to achieving his goal of becoming a peer support worker in the drug and alcohol field.
With supports, Adrian has been able to become independent in the community and maintain his sobriety, he has shown great strength and resilience to achieve what he has today. Adrian has stated that he is starting to feel like he is living a much more active, productive, rewarding and overall better way of life.