The following story was released via the NDIS website and highlights what NDISP is trying to achieve; helping people into places they are happy to call home. Just like in the below story, NDISP are here to help participants into a variety of purpose built properties, whether it be SDA, MTA, SIL etc.
Don couldn’t be happier, using his NDIS funding to move from aged care into his own apartment where he can now be more independent.
The 52-year-old, who has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, has moved to one of 18 high needs independent living apartments in Springfield as part of MS Queensland’s Best life Project, which gives people with disability a choice to move from aged care or avoid having to move to it.
“Physically, mentally and financially, I’m much better off than I was now I’m on the NDIS,” Don said. “It’s been a life-saver.”
“I’m back feeling much better and doing things I hadn’t been able to do before.
“I love music. I have ever since I was a child. I studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and have my Diploma of Music,” Don said proudly.
“Now I’m back playing the French horn and dabbling in a bit of self-taught trumpet.
“I’ve got two goals – one to join a community band, and I’m writing my memoir so I can share my Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus journey with others.”
Don’s Focal Support Coordinator, Patty, said she worked closely with Don, his NDIS planner, his support workers and therapists, to help him transition.
“The changes we’ve seen in Don since he moved here have been incredible,” she said.
“His physical and mental health has improved dramatically, and it’s great to see him back playing his French horn and trumpet. On ANZAC Day he even played the “Last Post” for all the residents!
“Don has also formed new friendships, and you can see he is really enjoying being able to socialise with people closer to his age.”
“Now I can live my life to the best of my ability, the way I choose,” Don said.
Link to story via the NDIS website https://www.ndis.gov.au/stories/5015-don-moves-aged-care-enjoy-more-independent-life
NDISP has many stories like this of our own participants, however we don’t tend to share them publicly so share the publicly available ones. We have such a wonderful opportunity to help so many people, it is very much rewarding for us.