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Social workers

I like to think of social workers as problem solvers for hire. They can offer wise words, a listening ear, and a ‘can do’ attitude when you need help with things like crisis intervention, housing assistance, community participation and just, well, life. I know we like to think we can, but we really (really!) don’t need to do it all.

Here is the 411 on how support workers can link up to your NDIS goals:

1. Lifeline During Crisis: When the waves get choppy, social workers are the lifebuoys. They've got the skills and know-how to provide crisis intervention, offering guidance and support when it feels like the world is caving in.

2. More Than Just a Roof: In need of housing assistance? Social workers are the ones to call. They’ll help navigate the ins and outs, ensuring you and your loved ones have a safe space to call home.

3. A Hand in the Community: From connecting participants with local groups to ensuring they have opportunities to engage, social workers act as bridges to community participation.

4. Advocate Extraordinaire: These legends can also be your voice when you feel unheard. They'll stand up and advocate on your behalf, ensuring your rights and needs are front and centre.

5. Navigating NDIS: The maze that is NDIS can be daunting. But guess what? Social workers can help untangle the web, guiding you through processes, paperwork, and provisions.

6. Emotional Check-ins: Life can be a roller coaster. Social workers are there for those heart-to-hearts, lending an empathetic ear and providing counselling when the tracks get twisty.

7. Connecting the Dots: With an extensive network and a knack for linking services, they can connect participants with other essential services, ensuring a holistic approach to care.

So, next time you feel like you're in the thick of it, remember you don't have to go it alone. With a social worker by your side, navigating life's challenges and the NDIS becomes just that bit more manageable.

While I've put my heart into aligning these tips with your NDIS path, the road can have its twists. Remember, these are just suggestions. Dive in, explore, and find what truly works for you. Sending you all my best vibes!

You're the best judge of whether this service fits your child's goals or not.