Bendigo SCI Regional Network (Central Victoria) – August meeting
The Bendigo SCI Regional Network (Central Victoria) met at the Bendigo Stadium Bistro on the 23rd of August. On this day, we had a special guest speaker to talk about the NDIS. Erin is one of the NDIS Local Area Coordinators with Intereach (Loddon Area). She has a wealth of knowledge and the group was fortunate to have someone able to answer all of the many questions we had.
The NDIS is a new way of providing community inclusion and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. Erin spoke about;
• The purpose of the scheme
• Who was eligible and how they would benefit
• Getting ready for your Planning meeting
• The ability of reviewing your plan after 3 months and then yearly
• What it would pay for and the different ways you have managing the financial side.
Even though the NDIS has been rolling out in the area for a few weeks now, many people felt lost because they were getting different answers from different people.
It was great to see an old face return to the group and hear what he’s been happening with them lately. We have also been seeing new people taking part which is fantastic. We’d like to remind everyone we welcome anyone from the community joining us, regardless whether they have a spinal injury or not.
"We had NDIS Local Area Coordinator Erin come along to talk to us about the scheme in the Loddon area"
"We're going to have many more activities with special guest speakers over the next few months."
Once Erin had left we continued talking about the NDIS and exchanged our experiences with one another. We also talked about other subjects including what we wanted to happen with the group in the future.
The next few months is going to see us inviting further special guests to talk about specific subjects. The schedule for the following months will be:
|September 20th||Bendigo Stadium Bistro||Pain Workshop|
|October 18th||Bendigo Stadium Bistro||Sleep Workshop|
|November 22nd||Bendigo Stadium Bistro||Pressure Sores|
|December 20th||Bendigo Stadium Bistro||Feedback from June Council meeting re. parking|
Details of our next event
Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017
October 18th, November 22nd, December 20th.