MRC offers a range of NDIS support services to help every person eligible for support under the NDIS.
Your eligibility to access NDIS services
NDIS eligibility is related to how a person’s disability impacts their day-to-day life, and to be eligible for the NDIS, someone must:
- Have a permanent disability or a developmental delay which significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
- Be less than 65 years old when they first access the NDIS.
- Be an Australian citizen, hold a permanent visa, or hold a protected category visa.
- MRC specialises in providing NDIS services to migrants in Tasmania, so if this is an issue, we are able to help.
These criteria are just an indication of NDIS eligibility, but if you think you need NDIS support, please contact us and we will be happy to help determine your eligibility and support you to build your NDIS plan.
How can we help?
MRC provides Coordination of Supports, meaning we can organise the supports you need. MRC can provide support workers to help with:
- Everyday personal care.
- Being an active member of the community.
- Help with transport and supporting you at appointments.
- Providing help with the NDIS portal.
- Building your information around your finances and managing your NDIS funds.
- Ensuring get the best from your NDIS plan and you live as independently as possible.
- Any service we offer can be provided in your language.
MRC is a registered provider for NDIS Support Co-ordination, Assist Life Stages and Transition and other core supports.
MRC has over 35 years’ experience working with migrant communities in Tasmania. This experience means we can provide support that is culturally sensitive and appropriate. MRC employs bi-cultural and case workers experienced in managing complex cases, particularly when that support is needed long term. MRC uses interpreters when necessary at every step of the way, ensuring the client fully understands their rights and they have all the information necessary to maximise their choices and control. That way they can expect the best possible outcomes for their future. MRC has extensive networks so we can easily tap into community resources to meet clients’ needs.
As a Support Co-ordinator, MRC assists to put into place all supports outlined in the client’s NDIS Plan. This can include helping them access mainstream, community, informal and provider options. MRC ensures that our work maximises client independence and builds capacity so they may reach all their goals. Assistance is paid for by NDIS and is included in the NDIS Plan.
After twelve months, MRC, as a Support Co-ordinator, may assist the client to prepare for a Plan review.
Our support services
MRC can assist clients at times of change such as when they are leaving school or home, finding employment or at any other life-stage transition.
MRC also provides Assist Personal Activities by helping with personal daily life tasks to enable clients to live as autonomously as possible. Individual supports can be provided in a range of places, both inside and outside the home.
Development of Life Skills is about daily living and life skills focussing on training and development activities undertaken by the client or the client’s carer. It may include supports to assist in travel, use of public transport and movement throughout the community as easily as possible.
MRC will be happy to speak with you as you prepare to access the NDIS. We can explain our role and responsibility as a Support Co-ordinator or helping with any supports. We will always use an interpreter if needed so you fully understand what is being offered.
Find out more
For more information on using MRC as an NDIS provider please contact us, and we can help you.