Get the most out of your NDIS Plan

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Our team loves helping people get the most out of their NDIS Plan.


No two of our clients are the same, so we take time getting to know them and their needs, plus breaking down what’s in their Plan and how that could work for them.


Our Support Coordinators help our clients connect with supports and services that best suit them and their goals.


Back in the office, our Plan Managers are standing by to chat with clients and help them take care of their Plan finances.


AuriHealth exists because our mob is still not accessing the disability supports and services they need – and we want that to change.


Have a yarn today and see how our team can help you or someone you know put an NDIS Plan into action!


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Time to get support in place

Appointments still available for December 2020 and January 2021
2020 has been a wild ride.
For some us, it felt like it would never end and we’re glad to see the back of it. For others, its end has caught us by surprise. 
December, too, is a month that is frantic for some of us, while others are preparing to take a break.
Our AuriHealth team has been meeting with people and helping them put their NDIS Plans into action. They’re helping our mob get the support they need right now, and into the new year.
Our team still has time to have a yarn this year. Can we help you do the same? 
Get in touch today to see how we can help with your NDIS Plan, or help you apply for your first Plan. 

Is COVID19 an opportunity for change?

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Tomorrow, December 3, is International Day of People with Disability and this year’s theme encourages us all to use Coronavirus as impetus for positive change.

The theme, “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”, is a theme that we hope will get people, organisations and businesses thinking – and acting. 

This year was undoubtedly challenging and the virus, lockdowns and restrictions had widespread impacts. But, we also saw people thinking differently and taking new approaches to their lives. We saw re-evaluation of priorities, changes in service delivery methods, business pivots and a swift increase in the number of people working from home. People thought outside the box, challenged their beliefs and tried new things.

Imagine if they also applied that to improving inclusivity, accessibility and sustainability?

International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations observed day and is celebrated internationally. We know that COVID-19 continues to impact around the world and that everyone’s experiences of this pandemic are different. But we hope that tomorrow, a spotlight will shine on the challenges and encourage people to act.

What changes would you like to see?

Find out more about International Day of People with Disability.


What is Plan Management?

Did you know you can choose how your NDIS funding is managed?
The NDIS is designed to give you more choice and control in your care and that includes choosing how your plan finances are managed.
While some people like the National Disability Insurance Agency to take care of that, others prefer to self manage. There is a third option though: Plan Management.
AuriHealth’s Plan Managers work with you to take care of the financial side of your plan, but also ensure you know where you are in terms of services delivered and budget remaining. We take the pressure off though, as we pay your invoices, make your NDIS claims and maintain your records.
Plan Management also gives you increased choice of providers, as it means you can use both NDIS registered providers and unregistered providers. This can be particularly useful for services like cleaning and gardening, or community access activities.
Every NDIS participant has the right to have Plan Management funding. This funding is provided in addition to the funding for your supports. You can request to be Plan Managed in your planning meeting, or mid-plan.
Want to learn more? Get in touch today to see how our AuriHealth Plan Management team can help you.

You can also find out more about Plan Management from the NDIS.

Helping more of our mob get support

Last quarter, 9.1% of the people who signed up for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

This is the highest percentage in the history of the NDIS, the quarterly report noted. It is growth, but disability is twice as common for our people. So that means many of our mob are still not accessing support and services.

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability looked at some of the issues around disability for our people in its interim report.  This included the term ‘disability’ itself and compounded discrimination. It also considered other barriers to seeking support. The Royal Commission’s work continues, but it also acknowledged that a lack of culturally appropriate services and supports continues to be an issue. 

We couldn’t agree more. That’s why we started AuriHealth. Our culture is important. Culturally appropriate services and supports improve outcomes for our people.

The NDIS is about giving people with disability choice and control to live a full and meaningful life – including our mob. Right now in our communities, there are people who have registered for the NDIS, but don’t know how to use their Plan. Many more are yet to apply or don’t know how to apply. Our team is helping them.

We are pleased more people are signing up to the get the support they need, but let’s also keep some perspective and continue to encourage more of our mob to do the same.  

Get in touch today to find out how we can help you or someone you know.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week 2020

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020

Always Was, Always Will be.

That’s the theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations, but for many of us, also a phrase that means so much more. 

NAIDOC Week is about celebrating our history, culture and achievements. Usually held in July, this week is about celebrating within our community, but also with Australians from all walks of life.

Our history and our culture are so important. Events like this are a chance for us to shine a light on it. We can share our stories, our history that dates back thousands of generations.

To our mob, Happy NAIDOC Week. COVID-19 may have changed the way we celebrate this year, but let’s make sure we keep sharing our stories and looking after our people. 

We exist to help you

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, can be pretty daunting.

We started AuriHealth to help you and your mob get disability care that gives you more choice and control. 

Aboriginal people aren’t using the NDIS as much as we could be. We’re underrepresented, under-supported and we want to help you get the services you need. Some of our mob have signed up and have an NDIS Plan, but just aren’t using it. Some of us haven’t signed up at all. 

Our team works to help you coordinate your care and supports, but we can also have a yarn to find out what you need and the next steps. 

Get in touch!

An NDIS Plan, now what?

Your first NDIS plan can be daunting.

It’s a plan shaped to consider your needs and goals, with funding allocated to support that. For some people, the next step is clear. For others, working out the next step can be daunting. An NDIS Plan may raise more questions and increase uncertainty. They might be questions about how to get the best services and supports; or, perhaps, how to get the best value for the funding you’ve been given. Or, perhaps, the plan doesn’t meet your needs or expectations? A plan review may be required.

The good news is, we’re here to help.

Support Coordination is about putting NDIS plans into action, so get in touch today.

Culturally-appropriate NDIS support

We help put your NDIS plan into action
We started AuriHealth because we saw a need for culturally-appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability. The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, was a massive overhaul of Australia’s disability funding. It was a change designed to give people more choice and control. But, the changes can be challenging to navigate. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability are still not accessing the scheme. This means they’re missing out on support. So what do we do? Our AuriHealth team delivers NDIS support coordination and plan management to help put NDIS plans into action. We work with NDIS participants and their supporters. We take time to get to know them and their needs. We work with them to find services and supports that meet their individual needs. We also work to increase people’s own understanding of the NDIS, how it works, and how to ensure it’s supporting their individual goals. If you’ve got an NDIS Plan and you’re not sure of the next step, our AuriHealth team is here to help. Please get in touch. To stay up to date, follow us on Facebook.