Support Group – ADHD and/or ODDaRC

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and/or Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Related Conditions Support Group

Join us for an opportunity to relax and catch up over lunch with other families in the group. Children are welcome.

Cost is partially subsidised.

Bookings essential. Please phone our friendly customer service team on 02 6058 4000 or email customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

 

If you are interested in joining any Aspire Support Groups, please contact our friendly customer service team during business hours Monday to Friday, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

The 2018 / 2019 NDIS Price Guide

The 2018 / 2019 NDIS Price Guide

Important

Every year the NDIA updates their prices and publishes these in an NDIS Price Guide. The changes commence on 1 July every year.

Changes in the 2018 / 2019 Price Guide have included different rules around Cancellations and Travel charges.

A summary of the changes and what this means for you follows.

Cancellations

If a participant makes a short-notice cancellation, which is after 3:00pm the day before the service, the provider may charge up to 90% of the agreed price for the canceled appointment. A fee may be charged against a participant plan up to 12 times per year for personal care and community access supports. Beyond this threshold, the NDIA will require the provider to demonstrate they are taking steps to actively manage cancellations.

For other cancellations, where the participant has provided notice of cancellation prior to 3:00pm the day before the scheduled service, providers may not charge a cancellation fee.

Where participants make short-notice cancellations for therapy services, the therapist can charge a cancellation fee up to 90% of the agreed price for the canceled appointment. Within the period of any Service Booking between a provider and participant, the total of canceled appointments charged by the provider must not exceed six hours.

No fee is payable by the NDIA or the participant, for cancellation by a provider or due to the provider’s failure to deliver the agreed supports, unless previously agreed to and documented in the Service Agreement with the participant.

Source – excerpt from the NDIS Price Guide Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania Valid from: 1 July 2018

What does this mean for you?

It means you need to contact us before 3:00pm the day before your service if you need to cancel your service.

Otherwise, you will be charged 90% of the overall cost that would have been charged if you attended the service.  This applies up to 12 times per year for personal care and community access supports and up to 6 hours for therapy services within the period of any service booking.

Transport

Travel to provide personal care and community access

Providers may not claim travel costs for the time that a support worker spends traveling from home to the workplace (or first participant) and from the workplace (or last participant).

Where a support worker travels from one participant appointment to another, up to 20 minutes of time can be claimed against the next appointment at the hourly rate for the relevant support item.

Where a worker travels from one participant appointment to another in an MMM4 or MMM5 area, up to 45 minutes of time can be claimed against the next appointment at the hourly rate for the relevant support item.

Travel to provide therapy supports

Therapy providers may claim travel costs when traveling to and from appointments:

  • For travel to a first participant appointment each day, or for travel from one participant appointment to another, therapy providers can claim up to 20 minutes of time against the appointment they are traveling to, at the hourly rate for the relevant support item. If the appointment is in an MMM4 or MMM5 area, therapy providers can claim up to 45 minutes of travel time against the appointment they are traveling to, at the hourly rate for the relevant support item.
  • Therapy providers can also claim for return travel from the final appointment in a day.

Source – excerpt from the NDIS Price Guide Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania Valid from: 1 July 2018

What does this mean for you?

Due to the changes in some of the travel rules, this may mean changes if you have Travel listed within your Schedule of Supports. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this if you feel this applies to you.

What to do if you require more information?

All changes can be found in the NDIS Price Guide which is on the NDIS website in the Provider section.

If you have any questions regarding the Price Guide, please contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110

If you would like any more information around your Schedule of Supports with Aspire, please contact our Customer Service Team, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au

 

What is Supported Independent Living?

What is Supported Independent Living?

Example of door to supported accommodation house

Under the NDIS Supported Accommodation is referred to as Supported Independent Living (SIL). SIL delivers onsite disability and daily living services.

Supported Independent Living provides housing within the community for people with disability. It includes the provision of support services.

What does Supported Independent Living do?

Supported Independent Living can help people with disability to:

  • Find independence
  • Get involved in the community
  • Make choices about their life
  • Build skills and learn new things

At Aspire, Supported Independent Living is provided through a shared living environment.

Living in a group home means you get to care for yourself while having support available. A person living in SIL does things like:

  • Cleaning and looking after the home
  • Shopping, for groceries for the home and for yourself
  • Sharing home responsibilities like preparing food
  • Being part of the local community, like going to social activities

How do you know if you are eligible for Supported Independent Living?

You may be eligible if you:

  • Have a disability under the Disability Act 2006
  • Have to change the way you live because it does not meet your needs anymore.

Current vacancy

An accommodation placement with Aspire Support Service has become available in North Albury.

This house has one vacancy and was leased for the purpose of providing services to 18+ year-old NDIS participants eligible for 1:2 SIL funding.

The residence is located only 2km from Lavington square and 2.5km from the center of Albury City, which makes accessing the community a breeze.

Aspire Support Service work with all residents to achieve their goals and further enhance their quality of life. The property is currently occupied with one other resident, who receives personalized support for all daily needs. This property is ready to be occupied by a second resident ASAP.

To enquire or for further information contact your Aspire Customer Service Team, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au

For information about other accommodation services, click here.

Support Group – Healthy Mothers Healthy Families

Healthy Mothers Healthy Families – Walking Group

Each week we take the time as a group to go for a walk and talk. It is great for the mind as well as your fitness. New mothers welcome.

We will be meeting at the Wood Fired Oven at Noreuil Park, Albury. Based on RSVPs prior to the day.

Bookings essential. Please phone our friendly customer service team on 02 6058 4000 or email customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

Partially subsidised by the TogetherProgram.

If you are interested in joining any Aspire Support Groups, please contact our friendly customer service team during business hours Monday to Friday, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

Support Group – Autism/Aspergers Family Network

Autism/Aspergers Family Network Group

Join us in continuing the conversation on Autism, and Performing and Creative Arts. Discuss the interface between NDIS funding and performing and creative arts.

  • Sharyn Hill, School of Performing Arts and Creative Expression
  • Loretta Caunt, Intereach Community Engagement
  • Sue Beddowes, Intereach Local Area Coordinator

Partially subsidised by the TogetherProgram.

Bookings essential. Please phone our friendly customer service team on 02 6058 4000 or email customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

If you are interested in joining any Aspire Support Groups, please contact our friendly customer service team during business hours Monday to Friday, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

Support Group – Family Network

Family Network Group

Join us for a relaxing morning tea in Albury and the opportunity to catch up with other Carers in the group.

Partially subsidised by the TogetherProgram.

Bookings essential. Please phone our friendly customer service team on 02 6058 4000 or email customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

If you are interested in joining any Aspire Support Groups, please contact our friendly customer service team during business hours Monday to Friday, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au

Support Group – Healthy Mothers Healthy Families

Healthy Mothers Healthy Families – Swimming Group

Join us for a leisurely swim and a chat in the pleasant waters of the magnesium pool.

Bookings essential. Please phone our friendly customer service team on 02 6058 4000 or email customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

Cost: $2.00 per session. Partially subsidised by the TogetherProgram.

If you are interested in joining any Aspire Support Groups, please contact our friendly customer service team during business hours Monday to Friday, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

Support Group – Down Syndrome Family Network

Down Syndrome Family Network Group

Join us for a family get-together at Rumble Tumbles and an opportunity to catch up with other families in the group.

Catering subsidised by the TogetherProgram.

Bookings essential. Please phone our friendly customer service team on 02 6058 4000 or email customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

If you are interested in joining any Aspire Support Groups, please contact our friendly customer service team during business hours Monday to Friday, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

Support Group – Healthy Mothers Healthy Families

Healthy Mothers Healthy Families – Walking Group

Each week we take the time as a group to go for a walk and talk. It is great for the mind as well as your fitness. New mothers welcome.

We will be meeting at the Wood Fired Oven at Noreuil Park, Albury. Based on RSVPs prior to the day.

Bookings essential. Please phone our friendly customer service team on 02 6058 4000 or email customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

Partially subsidised by the TogetherProgram.

If you are interested in joining any Aspire Support Groups, please contact our friendly customer service team during business hours Monday to Friday, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

Support Group – ADHD and/or ODDaRC

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and/or Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Related Conditions Support Group

Join us for an opportunity to relax and catch up over dinner with other families in the group. Children are welcome.

Carers subsidised by the TogetherProgram.

Bookings essential. Please phone our friendly customer service team on 02 6058 4000 or email customerservice@aspiress.com.au.

 

If you are interested in joining any Aspire Support Groups, please contact our friendly customer service team during business hours Monday to Friday, T 02 6058 4000, E customerservice@aspiress.com.au.