Benevolent Society offers NDIS support when you need it

BEST LIFE: Benevolent Society clients are given support to ensure they make the most of the NDIS funding.
BEST LIFE: Benevolent Society clients are given support to ensure they make the most of the NDIS funding.

As Australia's first charity, The Benevolent Society has a long history of supporting Australians to live their best life.

As a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, The Benevolent Society has the expertise to provide comprehensive specialist disability services and cognitive behaviour supports.

Executive director Anna Robinson says the Society has a team of local disability specialists on hand to support you and help you understand what funded services you may be able to access with your NDIS plan.

"These support co-ordinators work with you to help navigate the NDIS and find the right level of support," she said.

"It's about empowering individuals right from the beginning and then ensuring they are provided in a way that is structured to meet each person's needs."

The Benevolent Society's expertise means they are on hand to work with you as soon as your loved one is diagnosed, or when the time comes for them to receive more specialised disability services.

Their allied health offering in the Hawkesbury region includes: NDIS support co-ordination; occupational therapy; physiotherapy; speech pathology; psychology; diet therapy and nutrition support; and positive behaviour support.

The Benevolent Society are set up to co-ordinate services in the most convenient way to deliver the best support.

"We believe that having a mobile workforce is better suited to clients across rural, regional and urban areas," Ms Robinson said. "It means each person can have access to services at home or make an appointment to come to one of our offices or visit a clinic. It's whatever works best for each person."

For more information you can contact the Benevolent Society's local team of disability specialists who will help provide you and your loved ones with the right advice and support.

During the peak of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Telehealth services were introduced by The Benevolent Society and this still appears to be a popular preference for clients to receive disability services even though the number of COVID-19 cases and community transmissions are really low.

The Benevolent Society envisage that they will have a hybrid model of service delivery moving forward where clients can choose in-person services, Telehealth, or a combination of both according to their needs. Thus resulting in more choice for their clients and allowing their regional clients to have greater access to services.

The disability services provided by The Benevolent Society cater for all ages and levels of disability and it's their goal to ensure that they provide those living with disability, the support and advice to live their best life.