Core Supports help you with everyday activities, your current support needs and to work towards your future goals.

Services

Quality support services you deserve.

Core Supports within NDIS plans are the things that help you in your day-to-day life. The Core supports budget is the most flexible part of your plan, with funding often able to be used across any of its categories. Anything that you use or do that helps you in your daily life could be included as a Core support in your NDIS Plan.

Examples of core supports include

ASSISTANCE WITH SELF-CARE ACTIVITIES

The team at EDS are experienced and able to support you in all areas including self-care. Your support requirements are unique to yourself, the support we provide will be guided by you based on your needs
You may require support in the following areas
– to shower safely
– get dressed
– grooming
– oral care
– toileting
– medication administration/monitoring
All services are provided in a dignified and respectful manner. We are here for you.

 

ASSISTANCE WITH PERSONAL AND DOMESTIC ACTIVITIES

Team EDS are able to support you around the house and with personal tasks. Areas where we can support you include
– Grocery shopping
– Personal shopping
– Cooking
– Cleaning
– Organizing your home
– Organizing your week i.e., appointments, outings etc.
– Yard maintenance i.e., mowing lawns and gardening
– Other tasks specific to your needs


DISABILITY RELATED HEALTH SUPPORTS

Team EDS works along side your allied health team to implement any healthcare plans and monitor how they are working. We provide information to your health team, with your permission, to ensure that your health and lifestyle goals are being worked towards in a safe manner.
As your health supports are individual, we work with you and your health team to understand your support requirements.
You may require health supports in the following areas
– Diabetes monitoring
– Asthma management
– Mental health monitoring
– Exercise/weight monitoring
– Specific dietary requirements
– Regular reviews and doctors’ appointments

ASSISTANCE TO ACCESS COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

It is important for everyone to be able to access, navigate and become a part of the community. We are able to support you based on your individual requirements and are led by your personal goals and needs.
Team EDS provide support so you can access the community for many reasons. Some may include


– Going out for lunch or coffee
– Catching a movie
– Accessing the library
– Catching up with friends and loved ones
– Playing or watching sports
– Attending cultural events

Capacity Building Supports

Funded to help build your independence and skills to help you pursue your goals that will assist in many areas of life.

ASSISTANCE WITH SELF-CARE ACTIVITIES

Unlike your Core Supports budget, your Capacity Building Supports budget cannot be moved from one support category to another. Funding can only be used to access approved individual supports that fall within that Capacity Building category.

lncreased Social & Community Participation

Development and training to increase skills surrounding accessing the community, recreational and social activities. EDS are able to create a skill building program with you to help you gain specific skills to be able to access the community as independently as possible. As the skills building programs are individualized there is no "one size fits all" approach with the types, lenBths and intensity of the training. lts all about what works best for you !

lmproved Daily Living

lnvolves development and training to increase skills to increase independence in all areas of your life at home or in the community. Training can be delivered 1:1 or in groups and may include learning how to look after yourself at home i.e., cooking, cleaning and self-care.

Other Services

Support Coordination

Being a part of the NDIS provides you with a wonderful opportunity to be supported in many areas of your life. If it is your first NDIS plan you may feel overwhelmed and not sure where to start, having the ability to engage a Support Coordinator can make navigation the NDIS much easier. If you have an NDIS plan or are applying to become an NDIS participant you should consider having Support Coordination listed in your plan.

A Support Coordinator works with you to help find the services that you want and need to achieve the goals that are important to you. Support Coordinators work for you when required to help you find new services, Understand your NDIS Plan and its budgets, connect you with any therapists, equipment and services you need, look for somewhere to live while working towards achieving the goals that are important to you in your NDIS Plan.

You have the ability and right to choose the Support Coordinator that you want to work with. A good Support Coordinator will support you to choose a range of services that will help you become more independent whilst building life skills and confidence.

Connection

Support Coordinators help you to learn about and connect with services and supports within the community. Overtime this will help you develop knowledge, build self confidence and relationships within your community.

Support design

Works with you to understand your plan the funds available and how they can be used. Based on your confidence and skills, they help you identify what you want from your services.

Establish supports

To help you find and consider support options. When needed, a supports and action plan may be created to help you implement your plan. A Support Coordinator will get things up and running, based on what you have told them about your support requirements whilst making the most out of your plan.

Crisis

Support Coordinators help you through times of crisis, develop capacity and resilience in your support network. Your Support Coordinator is your first point of call when things come up out of the blue. You are not alone.

Coach, refine, reflect

Support Coordinators help you prepare for your review and report on your achieved outcomes. They also can coach you through challenges that come up building skills and confidence to take the lead in your life.

RESPITE AND SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION

If there is need for respite or short-term accommodation team EDS are able to work with you to find a solution. We are flexible in our approach and can accommodate most requests. Respite and Short-term accommodation are required for many reasons. Regardless of this reason our goal is to provide a positive and engaging experience in safe and happy environment. When booking in for respite or short-term accommodation we assess your support needs and also ask what you would like to do during your stay and where you would like to go. We have the flexibility to book accommodation in a variety of locations and styles including

– Cabins
– Hotels
– Air bnb
– Farm stays

Business to Business consulting

Eastcoast Disability Services offers Advice and Consultation Services to NDIS providers on a fee for service basis via TTF Services. We have experience advising independent support workers up to medium size providers in a vast range of areas. Services are tailored to your needs with scope of services and costings agreed upon before commencement. TTF Services specialize in advising independent and small scale NDIS service providers in the following areas

- Complete SIL set up
- Operational set up, advice, ongoing support
- Compliance
- Award interpretation
- Best practice
- Business planning
- Risk assessment
- Roster development
- After hours on-call support
- SIL Covert assessment and reporting.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism and stand behind our areas of specialty. If we feel we are unable to advise you with your request we will tell you and assist you to find the right advise.