THE independence to get out in the garden, go for a walk or do the simplest task of washing the dishes is so often taken for granted. Such things are usually considered chores. But for many people with disability, it is the ability to do these simple tasks that can offer more joy, self-worth and ease on mental health.
Community Interlink (GV Health) provide NDIS Support Coordination for people like Frank Montague-Elliott, to help them navigate the complex NDIS world. A dedicated NDIS Support Coordinator works to help them understand their NDIS funding, the services available to them and how to access them.
For Frank, who has epilepsy, the respite carers who come into his house help give him the independence he lost. A proud man who loved being out in the gardens, Frank suffered a heart attack while mowing his lawns. NDIS carers have been able to keep Frank’s lawns in check and have raised his garden beds to allow Frank easy access to the garden he loves.
The services that NDIS Support Coordination helps facilitate, makes life easier for people with disability. The simple act of hanging out with Frank, watching a movie and sharing the mental load that takes a toll on people who have lost the ability to live the life they once did, makes all the difference.
“It’s a blessing for Frank, Community Interlink NDIS Support Coordination, It made his life so much easier and my life so much easier as a carer. Without them, I would have so much more pressure on me,” said Frank’s wife Belinda Montague-Elliott.