Second Home: Melbourne’s trusted NDIS Providers

Second Home started on the basis of just that. We wanted to create a relaxing, safe space that felt like another home for all of our guests. Trusted NDIS providers, Second Home, are dedicated to our guests’ comfort, providing a variety of care tailored to individual needs. So if you or your loved one are eligible for NDIS and are looking for a much-needed getaway in Melbourne, get in touch with our friendly team and discover your new home away from home.

What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, is an Australia-wide disability support program designed to assist and provide support services for families and loved ones living with disabilities. But, what does that all mean? Well, NDIS stands for:

  • National: The program has been rolled out across all states and territories in Australia.
  • Disability: The NDIS provides support services to eligible people with disabilities. Those disabilities may be intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive, and/or psychosocial.
  • Insurance: Whether a person is born with a disability or acquired it later in life, the NDIS provides much-needed support.
  • Scheme: The program has been designed to help those with disabilities (and their families) receive the individual support they need.

Additionally, the NDIS strives to provide those with disabilities with more choices and control over their lives, even offering early intervention to reduce the impact disability may have over your life. Here at Second Home, we provide NDIS support services to all of our guests and work with you and your families to achieve your goals.

How do NDIS providers support people with disabilities?

Living with a disability can make life more challenging than it needs to be. NDIS providers are here to offer support and assistance where they can, ensuring you or your loved one can lead a comfortable, inclusive lifestyle. Providers are dedicated to helping NDIS participants pursue their goals and offer support that aligns with individual purposes. NDIS providers, such as us at My Second Home, can provide support with some of the following:

  • Assistance with daily activities
  • Assistance with social participation
  • Respite care
  • Support with coordination
  • Recreational activities
  • Improved learning
  • Improved relationships

Common misconceptions people have about disability support services

Carers are here to provide you or your loved one with assistance and care and alleviate pressure where they can. But not everyone believes carers can really make a difference, and there are several misconceptions about how NDIS providers and support workers help those living with disabilities. Below are some common myths about NDIS disability support services and those who work in the industry so you can rest assured your loved one is being taken care of by compassionate professionals.

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  • Carers are randomly assigned. There is an assumption that carers are randomly assigned. However, carers are designated based on their experience, the individual’s unique circumstance, and whether the carer is a good fit for you or your loved one.
  • Carers lack training and necessary skills. NDIS support workers undergo vocational training to obtain the necessary skills and qualifications to care for those with disabilities. If an individual has not completed a certification, on the job training is provided to ensure each client is taken care of with the utmost care.
  • They are expensive. When you are on the registry as an NDIS recipient, that means you can receive reimbursements for your support. Whether you pay for your support and request the funds later or ask for the funds to be paid out beforehand, your NDIS disability plan allows you to receive the support you need.
  • I will be worse off. One of the biggest myths about registering for a disability service is that it will not benefit the receiver. This is untrue. All NDIS providers and workers are there to make your life just that much easier. They each have the necessary training and skills needed to work with those living with disabilities and come equipped with all the knowledge required to care for you or your loved one.
  • They leave me out of pocket. The NDIS really has thought of everything and provides you with appropriate support plans explicitly tailored to your needs. The aim is to offer assistance which includes necessary financial support to help pay for the disability services you or your loved one require.
  • They have to be close to home. Many people believe that you have to choose an NDIS provider or disability support service that is close to where you live. But really, it’s about finding who can provide you with the best care. At Second Home, we offer respite to anyone who needs some time away from the everyday stressors of life. Whether you live in Blackburn, Sunshine, or reside in Greater Geelong, our support services are available to anyone living with a disability.

For Quality Disability Support Services From An NDIS Provider That Cares, Contact Second Home Today

At Second Home, we’re dedicated to providing all of our guests with individualised support and disability services tailored to their specific needs. We understand that, at times, everyone forgets just to take a minute to breathe, which is why we have created a safe haven for people with disabilities to come and just take a load off. So if you and your loved one are looking for disability support services in Melbourne by compassionate NDIS providers, look no further than Second Home, your supportive home away from home.