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At Ubuntu International, we support our NDIS participants become more independent and autonomous by supervising participants as they complete day to day tasks in their personal lives, and lending assistance where and when it is deemed necessary. The supports are available to participants in a variety of settings, both at home and in the community.
Various types of general support exist in the Daily Personal Activities category. Below are a few of the most common:
- Help with common household tasks
- Help with daily personal activities
- Help with Shared Living Arrangements
- Help with personal hygiene
- Supervision of day to day tasks
- Supported Independent Living (SIL)
- Short Term Accommodation and Assistance
- And many more
Participation in the Community
Ubuntu International understands that participating in your local community is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It is good for both mental and physical health, and it helps participants meet new people and increase their independence. Our support ensures participants get the most they can out of their community engagement. For example, participants are assisted with meals, shopping, transport, and connecting with new people.
Assistance with Household & Personal Activities
Ubuntu International is here to provide support for essential household tasks that NDIS participants are not able complete by themselves. Such tasks may include cleaning and laundry, home maintenance, gardening and landscaping, meal preparation, dish washing, ironing, fresh linen, banking and shopping, meal delivery, and assistance with specialised equipment. The main goal is to help participants establish and maintain a clean, safe, and pleasant living environment.
Assistance with Life Stages & Transition
Support at Ubuntu International is designed to help participants better coordinate their various supports while also improving their ability to live independently and be active in their communities. Transitioning between the various stages of life is difficult, and can be particularly difficult for people living with disabilities; Assist-Life Stage, Transition exists to make those transitions go as smoothly as possible by providing individualised support.
These supports can be either short-term or long-term, and include:
- capacity building skills
- coordination of supports
- conflict resolution
- accommodation assistance
- help with accommodation and tenancy obligations
- honing of day to day skills
- life transition planning (mentoring, peer support, individual skill, etc.)
- financial organisation assistance
- general personal development
- making social connections
- help with decision making, daily planning and budgeting
- And many more
Assistance with Travel & Transport
Ubuntu International is able to provide transport assistance so that all participants have an equal opportunity to get around. Transport is an essential aspect of life for people living with disabilities, allowing them to engage with the community, contribute to the economy, educate themselves, and achieve greater independence. Various arrangements are available, from help with public transport to the provision of taxis. Participants whose disabilities prevent them from accessing ordinary forms of transport can take advantage of special arrangements that cater to their specific needs.
Development of Life skills
Ubuntu International is all about helping NDIS participants learn and master the skills necessary to live an independent and autonomous life. This includes a host of training activities and developmental programs, performed by the participant with assistance from their support worker(s). Through these activities the participant will learn critical skills like cleaning, cooking, using money, getting around town, and more.
We listen to the participants and/or their carer and set goals we can achieve together. Some of these goals/skills could include:
- Meeting people and making friends
- Personal care (including health and wellbeing)
- Daily routines
- Planning and organising
- Making use of government services
- Joining a group or club
- Using public transportation
- Participating in the community
- Taking medication
- Using money and drawing up budgets
- Doing volunteer work
- And many more
Support at Ubuntu International is designed to assist and encourage participants to join in community, social and recreational activities with a group. It is our aim to foster an inclusive and stimulating environment in which participants are free to meet new people, make new friends, participate in activities, and learn new skills, all while socialising and having fun.
Some of these activities are:
- Arts and crafts
- Board games
- And many more.
Community Nursing Care
Some NDIS participants have disabilities that require assistance from specialists. As their needs are more complex than most, they require a higher level of care. And that care requires higher levels of skill from the care provider. The Community Nursing Care registration group includes funding for high level specialist care, as well as for the training of care providers to ensure that they are fully qualified to deliver complex supports.
The NDIS recently expanded the nursing supports that it covers. So, in addition to services that the NDIS considers to be “capacity building” (i.e. they help the participant develop skills and build independence), participants are able to access funding for the following health services:
- Catheter changes and cleaning
- Wound care support and dressings
- Development of care plans and swallowing therapy for people with dysphagia
- Respiratory supports including tracheostomy equipment and management, CPAP and BiPAP equipment, ventilators and more
Assistance with Accomodation & Tenancy
The main goal of Accommodation/Tenancy is to enhance participants’ ability to access safe, sustainable housing solutions suited to their unique requirements. This can come in the form of mainstream rental schemes or community housing schemes, such as shared living arrangements, group homes, and cluster housing.
Support at Ubuntu International is designed to help participants locate, afford, and maintain housing that accommodates their needs so that they may live as independently as possible. Accommodation/Tenancy will assist you as you apply for rental tenancy, and will also help you fulfill your obligations as a tenant. Specific supports may include:
- case planning
- individual assessments
- one on one counseling
- help with capacity building
- creating short term and long term housing goals
- help with rental applications
- help with budget planning
- And many more
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