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DISCOVERING HOW NDIS AND PARAQUAD WORKS WITH YOU

In NSW, the first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been launched in the Hunter. Servicing the Hunter region for over 40 years, ParaQuad NSW is an experienced registered provider to support you with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Who will be eligible for support in the first stage locations of an NDIS?
When fully implemented, the NDIS will provide support to people who have a permanent and significant disability, which affects their ability to participate in the community or employment and requires care and support.

If you are a person with a disability and you meet the access requirements you can become a participant in the scheme. As a participant, you will be able to access NDIS individualised planning processes to identify the reasonable and necessary supports you need to enable you to achieve your goals.

How can ParaQuad NSW assist me?
ParaQuad NSW is a registered NDIS provider in New South Wales that supports the following classes of support:

• Accommodation/tenancy assistance
• Assistance with daily personal activities and household tasks
• Assistive equipment for leisure, recreation, general tasks and demands
• Assistive products for household tasks
• Assistive technology specialist assessment, set up and training
• Participation in community, social and civic activities
• Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs
• Managing life stages, transitions and supports
• Assistive products for personal care and safety
• Development of daily living and life skills
• Management of funding for support under a participants plan
• Physical wellbeing activities
• Training for independence in travel and transport

For more Information on Services
For more information contact ParaQuad’s Northern Region Branch on Tel: 4969 6388 or Email: newcastle@paraquad.org.au.   Website: www.paraquad.org.au

NDIS Information Sessions for Participants

The National Disability Insurance Agency is holding information sessions designed to help people with a disability, as well as their families and carers, get ready for the NDIS. The sessions will answer questions such as;

What is the NDIS and how does it work?
Am I eligible for the NDIS?
What will happen if I am made eligible?
What kind of support can I access through the NDIS?
The information sessions are also a perfect opportunity to bring your questions along and have them answered by experienced NDIA staff members.

For information on where the sessions are held click here.

Electricity Rebate a Welcome Move for People With Quadriplegia

ParaQuad NSW Chief Executive Officer Max Bosotti has backed today’s announcement by Energy Minister Anthony Roberts to expand the Life Support Rebate for the cost of powering electric mobility devices.

“People with quadriplegia rely on electric wheelchairs and mobility devices to live as independently as possible,” Mr Bosotti said.

“Today’s pre-budget announcement that in 2015/16 an estimated $91 rebate would be provided to people needing to charge the battery for their electric wheelchair is great news. Any assistance to reduce the financial burden of purchasing, maintaining and indeed, powering these devices is a move in the right direction.”

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