People With Disability

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is changing the way people with a disability access their care and support. Not all people with a disability qualify for the NDIS and some people will require other services to live well in their chosen communities.

CCNB has always worked to support people with disability to get the most out of life. As an independent and impartial provider of information, advice and guidance, our work is focused on removing barriers to participation, creating opportunities and linking people to entitlements and services.

The services we offer for people with disability include:

  • Support Coordination under the NDIS. The only service CCNB provides under the NDIS is Support Coordination.
  • Short term intensive case management service for people with high and complex care needs through our Primary Health Network commissioned GP Social Work service.
  • Coordination of Supports for people with psycho-social disability through the Partners in Recovery Program.
  • Support for carers and families.
  • Peer support programs for people with disability.
  • Community Companions Program- supporting people to meet friends and participate in the community.
  • Innovation through collaboration- addressing local needs of people through research, pilot programs and community action e.g. housing and support, community support for people living with hoarding disorder and/ or living in squalor.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) defines Support Coordination as:

“Assistance to strengthen participants’ abilities to coordinate and implement supports and participate more fully in the community. It can include initial assistance with linking participants with the right providers to meet their needs, assistance to source providers, coordinating a range of supports both funded and mainstream and building on informal supports, resolving points of crisis, parenting training and developing participant resilience in their own network and community.”