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NDIS Services at Inspiro

Who we are?

Inspiro has been operating as a not-for-profit business for 25 years, providing disability related supports to the local community. Since 2017 Inspiro has been helping our community access the NDIS. We are committed to working closely with you and your networks to provide quality ongoing care and assist you to achieve your goals through direct clinical support and groups. Inspiro is a registered NDIS provider and complies with all legal requirements and practice standards, including codes of conduct.

What is the NDIS?

NDIS stands for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is an Australia-wide program that provides funding plans to people under 65 living with a permanent and significant disability. The funding can be used by the person to purchase supports or products that help them in their daily life and help them participate in the community and reach their goals.

More information can be found at www.ndis.gov.au

Where we provide support

Inspiro supports participants mainly in the Shire of Yarra Ranges but can offer limited services outside this region. We have clinic appointments available at our sites in Lilydale and Belgrave. Some of our supports can be provided at home or in the community. These supports are generally limited to up to 30 minutes travel by car from our Lilydale site.

What supports we provide

Inspiro is registered to provide Capacity Building Supports to adults and some children over 7. We are not registered to provide Early Childhood Intervention supports (children up to 7 years old) at this stage.

We provide Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Psychology and Podiatry, and have Allied Health Assistants to support our therapists. We also run therapy groups and a group for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Why choose us?

Inspiro has been providing NDIS supports to the community for several years. In this time we have become skilled in understanding the NDIS and its complexities. Our dedicated NDIS Intake team will take the time to talk with you about your plan and your needs. Our team of NDIS clinicians are all registered with their relevant professional registration body (eg AHPRA) and engage in contemporary evidence-based practice. They have high standards of expertise and professionalism.

At Inspiro we work with you to provide supports that will help you achieve the goals in your NDIS plan. We will provide you with support along the way and make sure you are making progress. Towards the end of your plan, Inspiro will help you prepare for next plan by providing progress reports for you to take to your plan review meeting.

How to refer?

Our NDIS Referral Form can be completed and emailed to ndis@inspiro.org.au

If you have any questions, our NDIS Intake team can assist you on 9738 8801 or ndis@inspiro.org.au.

What happens next?

Once your referral has been accepted, a Service Agreement is set up between you and Inspiro. This is like a contract that includes how and when supports will be provided to you, your rights and responsibilities, and advice around billing and cancellations. When the Service Agreement has been signed by both you and Inspiro, appointments with your clinicians will start!

Links: 


NDIS Fact sheets and publications ( https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/publications/booklets-and-factsheets)             

NDIS Code of Conduct

Inspiro’s NDIS Referral Form 

Welcome booklet 

Our NDIS Services:

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists assess you in your home environment. They provide assessment, advice and reports for specialized equipment (including hoists and complex wheelchairs), home safety, home modifications, pressure care, safe manual handling, managing daily living tasks and functional mobility. This service is for adults 18+ however children over 12 will be considered for assistive technology and home modifications.

Speech Pathology

Our Speech Pathologists provide therapy for a range of issues related to acquired and congenital communication difficulties. These include language therapy, speech sounds, social skills, and functional communication skills. They run group therapy for adults with post stroke communication difficulties. They also assess and advise around issues related to swallowing, choking and secretion management issues. For adults 18+.

Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists assess and assist with the management of a wide range of functional issues resulting from neurological, musculoskeletal, and other conditions. Treatment is goal directed and may include targeted exercises, pain management, education, self-management strategies, gait aid prescription and carer training. Limited aquatic physiotherapy is available (Croydon Aquahub). Please note - the NDIS does not fund physiotherapy to provide massage services. This service is for participants over 18.

Dietetics 

Our Dietitians can work with you to develop positive changes to your diet and menu plans that help with unhealthy weight or weight changes, diabetes, diagnosed food allergies and intolerances including coeliac disease and IBS. Minimum age is 12 years old.

Exercise Physiology

Our Exercise Physiologists provide therapy in the form of safe, effective and individualised exercises. Your current exercise tolerance, medical history and age are considered when developing exercises to reduce and manage the impact of your disability. Minimum age 12 years old.

Psychology

Our Psychologists work with people over the age of 18 using goal focused therapy to support the management of mental health conditions, disability adjustments, life transitions, life issues, relationship issues and parenting.

Podiatry 

Our Podiatrists provide general footcare, biomechanical assessment, orthotics review and prescription, footwear advice, diabetes assessment and wound management. For ongoing footcare, participants need to meet certain criteria. Available as an adult and paediatric service for participants over 7 years of age.

Therapy Assistance

Our Allied Health Assistants provide supports under the NDIS as Therapy Assistants (Level 2). They carry out therapy that is directed and overseen by a clinician to assist you to work on your goals.

 Inspiro's NDIS services are available at  Belgrave and Lilydale (in-home services are also available). To get started with the NDIS at Inspiro call 9028 0153 or email NDIS@inspiro.org.au