Ensuring No One Falls Through the Cracks in Newcastle and the Central Coast
Professional Care Support is proud to be a Registered NDIS provider, assisting individuals and families with a disability in Newcastle and the Central Coast.
Our Personal Touch
Our speciality is our personal touch. This means hearing, not just listening and taking a systemic approach, so we get the whole picture before carefully working with you to bring your goals and plans to life.
A small partnership
Goes the extra mile to make sure no one falls through the cracks
Hands on management team
Growing with You Every Step of the Way
Whether you’re looking for someone to help apply for the NDIS or coordinate your daily support or social and community participation, we are here to support you to establish a customised plan that works towards achieving your NDIS plan goals.
We know how difficult this can be, and can help you make it happen. If you need help, please contact one of our Support Coordinators.
Support Coordination helps you get the most out of your NDIS plan, while ensuring the services you choose deliver to your needs, expectations and goals. We help “Bring your NDIS Plan to Life!” and access the support and services that are important to you. We monitor progress towards your goals to assist you in future NDIS planning meetings, and assist you in managing the financial aspects of your NDIS. At the NDIS Plan Review stage we:
- Ensure your COS is available and present at the review
- Address funded supports that were not adequate for your needs
- Support collaborating with the NDIS about how your plan has been utilised
Professional Care Support has a skilled Social Worker and Psychologist to cater to specialised needs. Specialist Coordination focuses on supporting participants with high risks and have environmental complexities and/or behavioural complexities.
The overall goal of Specialist Coordination is to connect supports and assist in implementing a specialised framework, building capacity for individuals with complex support requirements.
How do you obtain Specialist Coordination funding? The NDIS describes Specialist Coordination as “time-limited support coordination within a specialist framework”. This funding must be specifically implemented in a plan by the NDIS, after an assessment of
your support requirements are conducted.
Matching you with a respectful and caring worker to help with your personal needs, we provide 1:1 support for participants who have funding under the “Core Support” section of their NDIS plan.
This funding can be utilised for a support worker to assist in a range of areas, such as:
- Assistance with Daily Self-Care
- Assistance to Access Community
- Support Developing Independent Living Skills
- Developmental Life Skills
- Life-Stage Transition Assistance
- Education and Vocational Skills Development
- Budgeting and Financial Skills
We provide 1:1 support for participants who have funding under the “Increased Social Community Participation or Improved Daily Living” section of their NDIS plan. This funding is allocated in NDIS plans to provide support in developing the capacity to undertake daily life tasks and engage in the community independently. It includes:
- Travel Training
- Budgeting and Financial Skills Development
- Daily Planning Assistance
- Support attending Medical Appointments
- Capacity Building Training
- Shopping and Budgeting Support
- Meal Planning and Preparation
- Budgeting and Financial skills
Professional Care Support provides professional cleaners to look after your home’s cleanliness and our yard and maintenance team come highly recommended.
This is a 16-week program for young adults on the autism spectrum and/or school leavers who need further skills to become independent and obtain work. It is open for school leavers who are on the Autism Spectrum (ASD), and those with mild intellectual disorders and anxiety.
Employment is an important part of our lives. It provides financial security, social connection, and builds our self-esteem. In Australia, the unemployment rate for autistic people is 31% – almost six times that of people without this disability, and three times the rate of people with disability generally. Unemployment and underemployment can have lifelong effects, including loss of confidence and self-esteem, increased mental health issues, and dependence on government and family support.
Autistic people bring unique strengths, skills and talents to the workforce. The genuine diversity of thinking that autistic people offer can drive innovation and create positive, inclusive change in Australia. Professional Care Support’s Apollo program aims to increase living and social skills to prepare young adults for job readiness. The course
includes things such as:
- Navigating the learner driver portal
- Sex and sexuality
- Personal care
- Hygiene grooming
- Job readiness skills.