Disability & Carer Services

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME

The introduction of the NDIS across NSW has given you the opportunity to choose disability services that may have been unavailable before now. This new ability to choose services might also have bought a degree of stress and confusion as you try to navigate support plans and access the services you desire.

Community Links Wollondilly understands these difficulties. We are here to give you an obligation free helping hand to understand the NDIS and get your supports in place. You do not have to take up our service after receiving information from us. Our service has been registered as a provider with the National Disability Insurance Agency and is third party verified by the Institute of Healthy Communities. This means we can assist people with disabilities who have funding approved for the following services:

  • Support Coordination
  • Individual Counselling
  • Behaviour Support
  • Therapeutic Supports
  • Early Childhood Supports
  • Assist-Life Stage, Transition
  • Speech Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Exercise Physiology

The CLW Casework program has supported many people with disabilities across Macarthur, Wollondilly and Wingecaribee  over the past 30 years. CLW employs friendly, approachable staff who are well trained and experienced in their professions. Many of our staff have worked with the organisation for over ten years.

OUR NDIS TEAM

Carmel Flavell our Quality and Inclusion Manager has over 20 years’ experience in community services, 5 years in respite coordination and 15 years in case management.  She has a Masters Degree in Child and Adolescent Welfare, a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Sociology and Women’s studies, a Diploma in Management and is a Certified Practitioner in Case Management. Carmel, previously the Special Needs Caseworker was the first person in Australia and New Zealand to become an accredited Practitioner Case Manager. Carmel works with Dr Steve Walker to deliver behaviour support workshops to parents whose children have challenging behaviours.

Dr. Steven Walker is the founder and Director of Brief Therapy Solutions. Dr Walker is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who completed his undergraduate studies in Youth Work and graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Social Work. Steve completed his Masters of Social Work and PhD.in Social Work from Monash University, Melbourne.

Nicole Humphries is the Team Leader of the Family Support Team.  She has a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Social Welfare) and over 9 years’ experience in the community services industry. Nicole also works with Dr Steve Walker to deliver behaviour support workshops to parents whose children have challenging behaviours.

Our Speech Pathologists both hold Degrees in Speech Pathology and have received additional training in the areas of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), speech and language intervention, literacy development and voice therapy. Therapists are also trained in providing feeding intervention to children and adults with a disability.

Our Exercise Physiologist Eddy Ross has provided services to the local community for many years. He can assess your individual ability and then create a program tailored to your specific physical needs.Eddy is very passionate about physical health, fitness and wellbeing and has had extensive experience working with people with disabilities.

HOW DO WE WORK WITH YOU?

  • If you are confused and overwhelmed by the NDIS and need assistance to understand what it is all about then you can call us for information and support with no obligation
  • If you have your approved NDIS plan, you or your support coordinator can contact CLW to arrange a meeting
  • CLW will assess whether we can provide the services you are requiring
  • CLW will prepare a Service Agreement  for the services we will provide for you
  • You will be contacted by a staff member to book in the services we have agreed to provide for you
  • We will then bring your plan to life in line with your requirements. For example; you may have funding in your plan for Improved Daily Living. We will explain what Improved Daily Living is, how much you are funded for, what types of activities this includes and how many hours you have been funded for. We will then link you into the services to make this happen.

 

THE RIGHT START PROJECT

Community Links Wollondilly has partnered with the Right Start Foundation to provide services to children, young people and adults with Down Syndrome. The program is currently available to residents in the Sydney basin.  The project provides access to funding assistance for Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy and any other expenses related to the care of a person with Down syndrome. We run a monthly family support group in Tahmoor NSW and are involved with community events & activities.
The Right Start Foundation is a charity started by parents to help support children with Down Syndrome. The Foundation is committed to raising awareness about Down Syndrome and giving children the best opportunities in life. www.therightstart.org

THE HAVEN PROJECT

We are able to provide a range of resources and planning so you, the Carer of someone with serious mental health concerns can take care of yourself. Carers need quality time out and the five organisations who form the Haven Project have specific skills and an understanding of the individual Carer’s needs and wants. Click here for more information about the Haven Project.  www.havenproject.com.au

 

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