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Demystifying Supported Independent Living: Your Top FAQs Answered

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recently shared the story of Anna, a 26-year-old with Down syndrome who harbours a profound desire for independence. Supported Independent Living (SIL) is the key to realising this aspiration for Anna. With a tailored SIL housing plan that accommodates her needs, Anna now resides in a home with two fellow participants and a support worker. In this environment, she can decorate her living space…

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Employee Corner – Asha Rani

How did you first come to the disability sector? I was a registered nurse back in my home country and I moved here in Australia to study. Flexihome care gave me the avenue to use my passion in nursing in the disability sector. As a support coordinator, I’m giving personal care and domestic assistance to participants. I love working for Flexihome Care! What do you like about working with FlexiHome…

Employee Corner – Manshi Panth

How did you first come to the disability sector? Prior to working in the disability sector, I had the opportunity to work in both aged care and hospital setting. However, after completing my nursing degree, I wanted to use my skills and expertise in a different sector within healthcare and that’s when I decided to join the disability sector. I had previously heard about NDIS and the disability service providers…

Employee Corner – Michael Allen Jayson Capule

How did you first come to the disability sector? In disability sector I knew that I can excel in this job. Being a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, I handled a lot of clients especially under geriatrics and paediatrics. I studied my Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) here in Australia and with that knowledge and skills I can apply what I learned. As an experienced nurse for more than…

Employee Corner – Grace Ann Mendoza

How did you first come to the disability sector? I found the disability sector with the help of a colleague before he introduced me to work in the said sector, and as a Registered Nurse in my country (Philippines) I have all the background that I need to pursue this career. I just tried and eventually loved this job, because there was no difference in my job before. It’s just…

Employee Corner – Sindhu Chava

How did you first come to the disability sector? When I first came to Australia as a dependent on my spouse’s work Visa, I was excited about the various opportunities to start my career here and I started in the hospitality sector. After taking an extended maternity break, I was looking to restart my career and learned about the disability and home care sector from a friend. I’ve started my…