It’s been just over a year since the NDIS was rolled out across all of NSW. As one of Australia’s largest providers of specialist disability services, The Benevolent Society has helped hundreds of people with disability meet their goals through NDIS care plans.
With help to set and reach goals people with disability can take on new stages like transitioning into independent adult life.
Providing specialist disability support services to meet your goals
With people now reviewing their plan for the second or even third time, the review process can be daunting. We support people with disability to make the process as simple as possible and ensure their plan provides the resources needed to reach their goals and make positive change.
Australia’s oldest charity, The Benevolent Society has been making positive change for over 200 years. Our specialist disability services are provided by multidisciplinary teams including physiotherapists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, behaviour support, psychologists and more.
The Benevolent Society’s mobile workforce is always on hand and ready to service participants at home, school and other convenient locations.
There for you during life transitions…
There are many points in life when you may need a bit of extra support. These are usually at ‘life transition moments’, when you move from one stage of life to the next and some things change.
The Benevolent Society has supported many people in New South Wales, and across the country, through just these moments. Whether it be a child’s first diagnosis, or the point where they are leaving school, we have the experience, knowledge and supports to see you through. While life transitions can be challenging, with the right supports they can also be rewarding periods of growth, achievement and pride.
Mathew’s Story: A shared journey to independence
Living with an intellectual disability and largely non-verbal, Mathew needs a helping hand to communicate and one-on-one help in the community.
Through the NDIS, case manager Gail has supported Mathew and his mum with specialist disability services, smoothing the transition into an independent adult life.
“Mathew’s mum has been there for him his whole life, but she needs support too,” says Gail.
Mathew’s mum says Gail has helped her develop confidence and believe in herself, which she can pass on to Mathew.
“Sometimes I don’t feel like I can cope with issues on my own… Gail’s support makes me feel really good.”
Gail loves to see Mathew engage in the community and take on the challenges of adulthood.
“There’s nothing better than seeing someone meet their goals. That’s what it’s all about.”
Be inspired. Learn more about Mathew’s story on this YouTube clip. Send us an enquiry or meet us face to face at the South West Disability Expo.