Transitional pathway into the community

there is no current recognised pathway or interface between the health sector and the NDIS

in the abscence of a recognised approach and process, there remains a disconnect that prevents a structured response from NDIS accommodation and service providers to access and move customers onto an NDIS plan.

the idea is to determine the pathway through policy including the levels of accommodation and service provision, required to transition patiants through a temporary accommodation model, to NDIS participants in community settings.

the pathway would address the need for Service plans whilst customers are in hospital and also ensure accommodation is available by giving certanty to the market under partnership arrangements.

further the pathway would identify service providers who can commit to staff upskilling to offer the range of services lilely required for customers transitioning from long stay hospital.

Why the contribution is important

For a long stay hospital patiant with a disability, to move to a community setting, serviced by an NDIS provider, there is a likely need for transitional housing and training, local to the hospital, whilst also in a community environment.

the transition would require both specialist accommodation that meets building code and is designed for NDIS customers (interlectual and physical high needs) and a mix of supported living services (NDIS) and ongoing HHS support.

To transition a patiant to an NDIS participant, there requies an overlap of provision form NDIS Service providers, NDIS accommodation providers and the HHS. As the NDIS was established in isolation of the HHS, there is no recognised pathway for the HHS to activate an NDIS plan, let alone review the accommodaation options and complexity of buidling code and town planning requirements.

by Jameshead on May 24, 2019 at 10:39AM

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  • Posted by kajewskh May 29, 2019 at 12:57

    I agree that transitional housing to support the patient from hospital to community based care would be beneficial. It would also allow for more context specific NDIS plans to be put in place as it is very difficult to determine what some patients may require in the acute hospital setting. This type of transitional housing would need to be able to provide adequate care support and ongoing support to continue liaison and engagement with the NDIS and provide required assessments and reports required to secure funding.
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