NDIS – How did they get it so wrong?

We are a huge supporter for the CONCEPT of the NDIS. It is supposed to bring respect and dignity to people with disabilities and their families. And enabled these people to lead a better life with choice and control. Sadly, the NDIS is bringing frustration, bullying, crisis’s and suspicion to this group. As if they didn’t have enough to deal …

Carer Tips – going the distance better!

When a loved one is first diagnosed with a disability, people tend to go into shock for a while. From there, it is full steam ahead, as they madly chase around to find the very best outcomes for the person. Many carers remain in this mode and even when things are calmer, they find things to keep them at the crisis-driven, …

Why should I pay?

This is a question I hear many times when we do our workshops. People want to know why they have to pay for the workshop and during the workshop they want to know why, with the NDIS, they will have to pay for everything. This is a direct result of the Government creating a welfare mentality within the disability sector …

The NDIS Rollout – More than an inconvenience for too many

As anyone who reads my blogs knows, I am a massive fan of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – once it is rolled out and working properly. What you may not be aware of is that I am extremely nervous about the journey in getting to that point. I regularly mention in the Imagine Better workshop that I see …

The wind beneath my wings

I have recently been presenting workshops for Carers of people with disabilities. These interactive workshops are very casual, yet it amazes me that a large group of people can sit in a room and listen to someone speak for a couple of hours, then get up and leave without connecting with anyone else! However, when you ask people to introduce …