Expert Support under the NDIS
Lifebridge Australia has over 30 years’ experience in providing supports to people with disability in our community. Our experience and our expertise ensures you will have a positive experience whether you’re transitioning to the NDIS or joining the Lifebridge community for the first time. The NDIS is new for many people and can be understandably overwhelming at times, which is why at Lifebridge, we have a dedicated team of NDIS Specialists here to support you no matter what stage of your journey you are at.
At Lifebridge, we are active listeners who give choice back to the individual.
When it comes to the NDIS, our team of NDIS Specialists are here to provide you with consultation and support, to ensure you’re are on the right path. Our NDIS Specialists are highly ingrained in NDIS developments and provide expert support. Our team consists of friendly, local staff who have many years of industry and practical experience. People who know the local area, the activities, the businesses, the spots that only the locals know about. Each staff member is carefully matched with the customers they support because your passions and interests are ours too.
The NDIS is now available state-wide in NSW and what this means for participants under the scheme is that you are at the centre of decision-making, and you are empowered to live the life you choose. This can be exciting and overwhelming and we’re here to support you.
When you receive your NDIS Plan and approach Lifebridge, you can be guaranteed of a friendly and highly responsive service. While we work out the finer details in the background, you can relax knowing your needs are being carefully looked after. Throughout this process, we also make sure, you are kept informed every step of the way. And once all the details have been worked out, we will provide you with a service agreement and a schedule of supports so you can get started without hesitation.
Under the NDIS there are three tiers of Support Coordination available. At Lifebridge, we offer Support Coordination, Coordination of Supports because this is what we do best.
Support Coordination exists to support the implementation of all supports detailed in your plan. This includes: Informal Supports (including non-funded and non-disability supports), mainstream supports, community supports and funded supports.
Support Coordination provides assistance to strengthen your ability to coordinate your own supports and achieve greater independence.
What is Coordination of Supports
Coordination of Supports focuses on capacity building. To connect and coordinate your supports from a range of sources and in a complex service delivery environment.
Learn more about Support Coordination. Download our Fact Sheet.
Children to Youth Services
Our support for children and young adults with a disability aims to build their confidence, increase their socialisation and their social skills and help them develop the skills to live independently.
Our programs are fun, exciting and tailored to each group.
Our group are filled with exciting activities that encourage each individual’s participation. Participants share their ideas for activities and places they want to visit, learn about cooperation and develop friendships as they work together. Group activities can range from the highly adventurous to local visits, from recreational to educational or from social to individual before coming together as a group.
Each participant is supported to engage, have fun and develop essential life-skills.
Explore our range of Children and Young Adult programs
Discover your possibilities with support, independence and community inclusion. We understand everyone is unique, with individual skill-sets, interests and passions. Which is why, our programs are purposely developed to have you at the centre of your supports.
Our programs seek to:
- develop everyday life-skills
- explore health and wellbeing
- engage in further education or work experience
- develop social skills and community participation
- enhance relationships
Engage, participate and enjoy a positive outlook. Have fun and develop friendships. Develop skills, extend your friendship circles and take the necessary steps to living the life you want.
If you’re looking to achieve, view our range of registered services.
- Capacity Building
- Improved life choices
- Improved relationships
- Improved health & wellbeing
- Increased social and community participation
- Improved daily living skills
- Support Coordination
- Core Supports
- Assistance with self-care activities
- Assistance to access the community, social and recreational activities
- Group-based community, social and recreational activities
- Assistance with daily life
- Assistance in shared living arrangements
Is it your first plan?
What you need to know about your first plan
Your first plan signals the commencement of your relationship with the NDIS. It identifies the reasonable and necessary supports you require to meet your immediate needs and start to identify and achieve your goals.
Your first plan provides you with individualised funding that you control. You are at the centre of your supports. This means you are in control to choose who provides you with service and how.
Understanding your first plan
Every participant who has an NDIS plan can now have control over what, when, where and by whom, most of their support is provided.
Download our NDIS Pre-Planning Guide to support you in developing your first NDIS Plan.