The NDIS represents a major change in the way disability services are accessed nationally. As we transition from the current service system to this new model of support, some Tasmanians experiencing disability may find that their needs are not readily met.
These individuals and families may experience difficulties engaging with mainstream and other support services due to the complexity of their personal circumstances. Their experience may be so overwhelming that they may not actively seek out the NDIS, even if eligible.
Project reachABLE’s purpose is to support people facing these challenges to engage with the NDIS and to work with services to enhance the sector’s capacity to support Tasmanian’s facing these barriers as we transition to the NDIS.
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.
Maddie Sheridan is YFCC’s key worker for this project. Her role is to support people to engage with the NDIS and provide referrals to services to best support a client’s needs.
To contact Maddie for further information on the services available please call her on 0437 883 908.
Project reachABLE is an initiative of the Commonwealth and State Governments’ Bi-lateral Agreement for the Transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and is funded by DHHS through the Commonwealth’s Sector Development Fund.