Funding Cuts: How to Maintain Supports with Limited Funding

By Ishka Bless • November 23, 2018

NDIS reviews and uncertainty around funding can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for our Members, their family and their support circle.

With many of the HCH community utilising Hero supports to achieve goals or maintain daily routines and tasks, we receive a lot of contact from those concerned about how they will continue to access Hero supports if funding is no longer available or reduced.

If you are having trouble in planning for a review or you haven’t received the funding that you need, we would recommend contacting an organisation such as Disability Advocacy NSW who may be able to help. [ Web link: http://da.org.au ]

 

contact us Home Care Heroes

 

How can Home Care Heroes help?

One of our priorities is to do our best to support our Members during this period.

Firstly, we are committed to maintaining a flat-rate of $35/hr on weekdays, weekends and even public holidays!

In order to reduce this cost further, we also have the option of 2:1 or 3:1 bookings. 2:1 and 3:1 bookings allow Members to complete activities with 1 or 2 other Members at a reduced rate of $26.50/hr (2:1) and $19.50/hr (3:1). This also provides an opportunity to make new friends and enjoy a social setting while still being supported by your Hero.

In addition to this, our Customer Happiness Team has shared some tips and tricks that our Members have utilised to make sure that they can continue doing the things they love!

Booking Type: Grocery shopping and getting a cuppa with your Hero

Cost saving tip: Walk or catch a bus to a local cafe and on your way, your Hero can support you to use online grocery shopping to order your groceries for delivery. You can also order online and then pick them up from the shops. This saves time spent picking out groceries but still allows you to have access to food and spend time out and about in the community with your Hero.

Booking Type: Community Access (outings and activities)

Cost saving tip: Organise a 2:1 or 3:1 booking with your Hero and other Members. If you don’t know any other Members, call our team and we can look to find other Members with similar interests and of a similar age. You may also like to attend a meet-up together! You can find out more information about HCH meet-ups here 

Do you have any tips for other families in our community? Let us know in comments below as we would love to share them!

 

 


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