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Allied Health Supporting People with Disabilities

Building allied health capacity to support people with disabilities Overview The Victorian Government is developing a capability framework, tools and training packages to assist allied health professionals to support people with disabilities and complex support needs. Resources will also be developed to assist people with disabilities, their families and carers to navigate allied health services. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is changing the way disability services are funded and accessed to ensure all people with disabilities get the support and services they need and deserve. A highly skilled and professional workforce is the foundation of a high quality NDIS. Our Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists and Dietitians play an important role in delivering the scheme. Supporting people with disabilities and complex support needs is an area of allied health practice that requires additional training after professionals attain entry-level qualifications. However, there are no consistent state or national frameworks to support allied health capability development in this area. This project aims to build allied health capacity to improve outcomes for people with a disability and is a priority under Keeping our sector strong, Victoria’s workforce plan for the NDIS. How can you participate? They have developed two surveys to shape the capability framework and they will be open until Nov 7th 2019. As a person with a disability, carer or advocate Share your thoughts about what makes a good allied health professional. What makes a good allied health professional? This will help us improve the ways allied health services support people with disabilities. This survey is for people with disabilities, carers and advocates. Questions 1 to 4 ask about you. Questions 5 to 7 ask about an experience you have had with an allied health professional. https://engage.vic.gov.au/allied-health-ndis-capability-framework/people-disabilities-carers-and-advocates [...]

Services funded under the NDIS

The following services are funded under the NDIS: Exercise Physiology – NDIS participants can work with our EP's to: increase functional capacity & resilience reduce injury and chronic disease risk with targeted risk assessments & exercise programs provide exercise therapy & exercise rehabilitation to reduce the impact of disability increase feelings of wellness and confidence with development of fitness & strength // You can view more details of the Exercise Physiology support budget types here Therapeutic supports - provide individualised assessments, therapy & training services to identify & quantify effective and sustainable outcomes, including type and frequency of therapies. Personal training - assist participants improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, & muscle tone/control Physiotherapy – facilitate therapies to restore mobility, and assess specific functional needs Dietetics - provide participants with nutritional advice and meal plans Information for NDIS participants on developing your first plan You may have a few questions about developing your first plan. We understand that every person living with a disability has different needs, and we’re here to help you develop a plan that you have choice and control over. Watch this video for more information on developing your first plan. MVFIT is a Registered NDIS Provider Learn more about the NDIS services MVFIT provide here. NDIS Online Referral Form - Complete our online referral and a member of the MVFit Allied Health team will be in touch.

The NDIS rollout for Victoria

As of July 2019, All eligible Victorians now have access to the NDIS. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was rolled out in Victoria first started in July 2016. Initially it was rolled out in stages so current and new disability service providers had time to prepare. Victoria statistics as of 31 March 2019 - 71,770 people in Victoria are benefiting from the NDIS - 14,698 people are now receiving support for the first time - 5,895 children are being supported by the ECEI program All eligible Victorians now have access to the NDIS. To become an NDIS participant a person must: Have a permanent impairment Be aged less than 65 Live in Australia in an NDIS area Be an Australian citizen We are a recognised NDIS service provider based in Melbourne for Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, Physiotherapy and Dietetics. For more information of our NDIS services visit - https://www.mvfit.com.au/our-services/ndis/ call our clinic (03)9996-0790 or fill out our online NDIS referral form. Finding where to access the NDIS in your area of Melbourne. The areas listed below are local areas to Moonee Valley Health and Fitness, and we are a registered NDIS service provider. Brimbank Melton Brimbank Melton Hume Moreland Hume Moreland Western Melbourne Hobsons Bay Maribyrnong Melbourne Moonee Valley Wyndham // The Local Area Coordination (LAC) partner for these regions in is the Brotherhood of St Laurence // The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is the Brotherhood of St Laurence If you are yet to be approved as a NDIS participant and live in any of the areas of Melbourne mentioned above, your main contact point should be the Brotherhood of St Laurence to begin the process and help you on your NDIS journey. [...]