What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. The NDIS is the insurance that gives us all peace of mind.

The NDIS will give people with disability more choice and control over how, when and where supports are received, and if eligible provides certainty that they will receive the support they need over their lifetime.

Willing & Able - How can we help you?

Willing & Able Foundation is a significant provider of activities and supports under the NDIS. Willing & Able’s mission is to provide meaning employment and personal growth opportunities for people with disability and have been providing this service in the Port Macquarie area for over 30 years.

We offer training and support with a variety of roles in our commercial businesses. We are an award winning employer leading the way in providing supported employment services to people with disability.

1. Supported Employment Supports/Assist to Access/Mantain Employment

Finding employment can increase independence, learn new skills, meet new friends, help with expenses and enhance self-esteem and wellbeing.

Whether your employment preference is retail, manufacturing, packaging, recycling or customer service, Willing & Able Foundation six businesses offer many opportunities for you.

  • Op Shop
  • Laundrette
  • Woodwork
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Assembly & Packaging
  • Renovation & Recycling Warehouse

Employment and access to employment opportunities at Willing & Able can fit into your lifestyle for a good work life balance. Support Options can be:

  • Volunteer
  • Work Experience/Work Preparation - access to work experience and vocational training in a supportive business environment.
  • Casual
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • Workplace assistance allows a participant to successfully obtain and/or retain employment. At Willing & Able this includes individual employment support, employment preparation and support in a group as well as assistance in specialized support employment/ADE.
  • Transition to Retirement – offers preparation to people with a disability nearing work retirement age who work at Willing & Able.

Other Supports provided by Willing & Able under the NDIS

2. Assistance with travel/transport

  • Travel to and from Work
  • Assistance to and from home to Willing & Able re: in house training, work preparation and work experience
  • Travel to assist your support in community participation, household tasks, personal activities and developing life skills.

3. Participate in Community

Support to help you join in and be comfortable in community/social or recreational activities, development of daily living and life skills, training for independence in travel and transport within the community.

4. Household Tasks/Assistance with Daily Life/Development - Life Skills

This includes the provision of supports to enable the participant to maintain their home environment, this may involve undertaking essential household tasks that the participant requires support to complete: washing of clothes, grocery shopping, meal planning and basic food preparation (cooking), budgeting, paying bills, saving and general household cleaning.

Contact Willing & Able to enquire about any available job opportunities and how we can support you.

Contact our Support Manager donna@willingandable.org.au or call (02) 65810939 for more information.

Should you wish for more information on the NDIS, please click here to access the NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au

NDIS has now rolled out on the Mid North Coast as from 1/7/17

Willing & Able Foundation Ltd is a registered NDIS service provider and looks forward to hearing from interested people with disability to assist you to achieve your employment and life skills goals.

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