Individuals with specific and/or complex needs that are not readily met within the current service system can experience difficulties engaging with mainstream and other support services, and may not actively seek out the NDIS, even if eligible.
These people may be at risk of, or currently experiencing:
• homelessness, transience, sleeping rough
• living in unstable accommodation (e.g. private boarding houses, caravans)
• mental health (diagnosed or undiagnosed)
• drug and/or alcohol dependency
• involvement with the criminal justice system
• repeat admissions to hospital and high use of emergency care
• risk of harm to self or others
• violence or crime
• social isolation, lack of family or other support networks
• low literacy
• having guardianship and/or administration orders in place
Project ReachABLE’s purpose is to support people facing these challenges to engage with the NDIS and to work with services to enhance the sectors’ capacity to support Tasmanians facing these barriers as we transition to the NDIS.
Project ReachABLE aims to support clients through the development of an engagement framework that includes:
• Assertive outreach and other strategies to identify and engage people to navigate the NDIS planning process
• Provision of one to one support to assist people to access the NDIS and/or other services, including support for those who are ineligible for NDIS funding to access other Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) supports
• Development of service linkages and other mechanisms to reduce service gaps
• Contribute to sector development
The project is delivered in partnership though Richmond Fellowship Tasmania (RFT), Colony 47 and The Link Youth Services. The duration of the project is 12 months and supports people state wide.
For more information about Project ReachABLE or to make a referral please contact our project team.