We support you to reach your goals . . .

Skill Development, Mentoring &
Access to Employment

WHAT WE DO

Our Services

Ignite Community Network promotes a person-centred approach to ensure that the person with a disability is in control of decision making in relation to goals, service delivery and the team that will deliver services.

Who will support you?

Your Ignite Community Network team is here to support you and work with you to identify supports that will help you achieve your goals.  You will be partnered with Disability Support Workers who have experience that aligns with your goals, needs and interests. Disability Support Workers are employed in line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award and the Disability Support Workers Award and are required to submit a National Policy Certificate, Working with Children Check and completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation Module.

The function of the family network

Ignite Community Network will establish a family network as a vehicle to promote a person-centred approach. The family network brings together people within the family environment along with friends, health care professionals, community groups and other identified stakeholders to assist the Individual to set and achieve goals. The family network promotes open communication and provides safeguarding to assist the Individual to remain safe. The Individual is at the centre of the family network and has choice and control as to who is identified within the family network and the roles and responsibilities of network members.

The Family Network Coordinator facilitates the family network. The Family Network Coordinator will use the Individual’s Service Plan to develop the network. The Service Plan will define roles and responsibilities of each network member and will act as an agreement. The Service Plan will identify how support staff will be recruited, hours of work and activities to achieve goals. The family network will ensure that support staff are recruited based on the needs of the Individual and their cultural and religious beliefs.

Assistance with Daily Life - Daily Living Skills

We can support you to develop key life skills that you may use in your home or in the community.

We can support you to develop skills including but not limited to the following:

  • Personal care – bathing, dressing, hygiene, appointments.
  • Meal planning, preparation and cooking.
  • Medication assistance.
  • Household chores – assistance with cleaning and gardening.
  • Budgeting and paying bills.
  • Transport training.
  • Obtaining a driver’s permit.
  • Booking activities and events.

Social and Community Participation - Mentor Support

We can support you to access the community, participate in activities and social groups. A mentor will work with you to identify key goals and develop strategies together.

Activities that we can provide include:

  • Support to access the community.
  • Support to facilitate/achieve health, wellbeing and fitness goals.
  • Support to participate in mainstream recreational activities.
  • Support to pursue hobbies and interests.
  • Support to build and maintain relationships.
  • Support to introduce the you to new social experiences.
  • Booking activities and events.

Independent Living / Living Options – Accommodation

We support you to live as independently as possible.  We will work in partnership with you and your family network to determine your personal goals, needs and preferences, health or medical requirements, areas of interest, and support your participation in the community. We can provide services within the Individual’s tenancy or where the person is sharing with another person.

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
  • Supported Independent Living (SIL)
  • Shared and individual disability accommodation options.

What is Supported Independent Living:

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is when you live in shared accommodation with other people or on your own, and receive 24 hour supports support from us. The way this support is facilitated is different depending on your specific needs, but it can include help with:

  • Moving out for the first time
  • Learning to live well with others in a group setting
  • Dealing with the responsibilities of living in your own home
  • Getting ready for the day, eating healthily, and keeping well
  • Completing household tasks

Access to Employment, Education and Learning

We can support you to develop skills to identify and participate in economic activities. Volunteering and/or a steady job can lead to greater independence, increased life satisfaction and expanded social networks.

We can support you with:

  • Career guidance
  • Vocational skills development
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Volunteering opportunities and activities
  • Employment support/coordination/ workplace orientation (time limited)
  • School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES). If you are a person with a disability and have a current NDIS plan, you are eligible for School Leaver Employment Supports when you are in Year 12. When leaving school you will receive supports for up to two years that are focused on improving employment opportunities and getting you work-ready.
  • Ongoing support

Transition and Support Planning

We can facilitate services to respond to an unexpected event, crisis, life stage transition, interface with mainstream services as well as developing capacity and resilience strategies.

Activities that we can provide are:

  • Transition from secondary school (where a complex situation emerges).
  • Support to maintain employment (where complex situations arise).
  • Support to navigate mainstream services e.g. justice system, child protection.
  • Support to advocate and coordinate issues associated with tenancy.
  • Coordination of unexpected crisis situations.
  • Coordination of behaviour and medical supports.
  • Coordination/planning of changes to current care arrangements.

Respite, Short-Term Accommodation and Breaks Away

We can support the parent or guardian in their caring role. Activities that we can provide include activities identified within the following services:

  • Short-Term Accommodation
  • Medium-Term Accommodation
  • Breaks away (including 1:1 camps, breaks away to meet new people)
  • Trialling living out of home
  • Family in home or out of home respite

Support Coordination

The Support Coordination service is a capacity building support, it connects you with the human and material supports you need to reach your goals. It supports you and your family to navigate the NDIS and better understand the possible options for your plan. To read more about Support Coordination click here.

WHAT WE DO

Our Services

Ignite Community Network promotes a person-centred approach to ensure that the person with a disability is in control of decision making in relation to goals, service delivery and the team that will deliver services. Ignite Community Network will establish a family network as a vehicle to promote a person-centred approach. Ignite Community Network will provide services within the Individual’s tenancy or where the person is sharing with another person. Support Workers will be employed in line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award and the Disability Support Workers Award. 

Independent Living

Ignite Community Network promotes a person-centred approach to ensure that the person with a disability is in control of decision making in relation to goals, service delivery and the team that will deliver services. Ignite Community Network will establish a family network as a vehicle to promote a person-centred approach. Ignite Community Network will provide services within the Individual’s tenancy or where the person is sharing with another person.

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Mentor Support

Ignite Community Network will support Individuals to access the community, participate in activities and social groups. The mentor will work with the Individual to identify key goals and develop strategies together. Activities that Ignite Community Network will provide include:
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Skill Development

Ignite Community Network will support Individuals to develop key life skills. The mentor will work with the Individual to identify key goals and develop strategies together. Ignite Community Network will support the Individual to develop skills including but not limited to the following:
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Access to Employment

Ignite Community Network will support Individuals to develop skills to identify and participate in economic activities.

Strategies include:

  • Vocational skills development
  • Voluntary activities
  • Employment support/coordination/ workplace orientation (time limited)

Transition & Support Planning

Ignite Community Network will facilitate services to respond to an unexpected event,crisis, life stage transition, interface with mainstream services as well as developing capacity and resilience strategies.

Activities that ICN will provide are:
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Respite

Ignite Community Network will support the parent or guardian in their caring role. Activities that Ignite Community Network will provide include activities identified within the following Services:

  • Mentor Support
  • Daily Living
  • Skill Development
  • Access to employment

The function of the family network

Ignite Community Network promotes a person-centred approach to ensure that the person with a disability is in control of decision making of their goals, service delivery and the team that will deliver services. Ignite Community Network will establish a family network as a vehicle to promote a person-centred approach.

The family network brings together people within the family environment along with friends, health care professionals, community groups and other identified stakeholders to assist the Individual to set and achieve goals. The family network promotes open communication and provides safeguarding to assist the Individual to remain safe. The Individual is at the centre of the family network and has choice and control as to who is identified within the family network and the roles and responsibilities of network members.

The Family Network Coordinator facilitates the family network. The Family Network Coordinator will use the Individual’s Service Plan to develop the network. The Service Plan will define roles and responsibilities of each network member and will act as a agreement. The Service Plan will identify how support staff will be recruited, hours of work and activities to achieve goals. The family network will ensure that Individuals are recruited based on the needs of the Individual and their cultural and religious beliefs.

Let’s discuss your supports and services.

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