My Choices at Windarring

We can help you access the NDIS so you can get involved in some fun activities, learn to do something on your own, gain the skills for independent living or get some qualifications to help you get a job.

My Choices at Windarring

Help to make my NDIS plan happen

What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. The NDIS gives more choice and control over how, when and where supports are provided.

What can Windarring do for me?
Windarring is NDIS ready and will assist you through the transition process. We work with adults with disabilities to identify the supports you need to live your life. Supports may help you achieve many goals including independence, involvement in your community, education, employment and health and well-being. Windarring staff will ensure that all clients are empowered and have full choice and control.

Who administers the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Agency delivers the NDIS which is being introduced across Australia and is expected to be fully operational by 2018. The NDIS is a new way of providing services and individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. Read more on the NDIS website: www.ndis.gov.au

How do I apply for the NDIS?
If you are a person with a disability you must be assessed against the access requirements. You can use the NDIS Access Checklist to check if you are eligible. Read more on the NDIS website.

Windarring staff will ensure that all clients are empowered and have full choice and control. Please contact us to help you increase your independence and achieve life goals.

To choose activities

So you can engage with your wider community we offer a range of things to do. The aim is to have fun and learn new skills at the same time. Based on your goals we’ll work with you to decide what activities will help you live a full and rewarding life.

And we’re always on the lookout for new things to try. If you have any ideas of what you might like to get involved in then, by all means, let us know.

Windarring also provides daily programs focused on centre-based, community based, group activities that encourage individual participation and choice that has a key focus on person-centred support. You find out what is on offer at the link below.

To do something on my own

We can work with you to design a plan that suits your lifestyle and goals. We’ll individually tailor services that fit your schedule to assist you in your day to day activities at home and in the community.

To do something in a group

Most of our learning activities are done together as a group because it’s more fun to learn with friends! Our group activities can be as small as two people or much larger. It depends on whether it’s inside or outside a classroom and what is exactly involved.

Supported Living

Choosing where and how you live requires planning and support to ensure that you make the right choices for your situation and for your family. Our flexible approach to providing services ensures that you’re able to live your life your way. We’ll match you with qualified, flexible staff that are skilled in mobility and accessibility supports. We will work with you, or in partnership with other agencies to explore how you want to live and what the options could be.

These are:
• independent living in our Millend units in Kyneton
• share accommodation options in private rentals
• outreach support in your own home

Millend
Windarring has 5 Supported Living units, situated in Kyneton. These are shared units (2 tenants per unit), assisting clients to live independently and transition into community living.  Windarring has 1 unit in Kyneton for respite stay bookings. For more information or to book a respite stay, please contact Admin on 5422 7001.

Renting privately
We can help you develop independent living skills so one day you might be able to live on your own or share with a friend.

Stay in your own home with extra support
If staying in your own home is important to you, we can provide extra support to help you and your family.

A holiday

Everyone needs a holiday now and again and Windarring offers supported group holiday opportunities.

Windarring and Macedon Ranges Travel have entered into a fantastic partnership. We can offer exciting options in small groups or individually. From Darwin to Tasmania and in between. Once you choose where you want to go on your holiday Macedon Ranges Travel organise the travel/ flights, accommodation and activities while Windarring will provide the support for you to enjoy and get the most out of your Holiday.

An event could be going to the movies, stepping out to a dinner dance or watching the Mighty Hawks play at the MCG. Whatever you want to see and have fun at let us know. We can make it happen.

“I went to the Gold Coast last year with my friends and next year I’m going to Darwin to see the crocodiles. We went to the wrestling in Melbourne and had fun”

During the nice warm weather, visiting one of the many beautiful beaches is a must on the agenda.

We thought this link may be useful in planning beach visits and holidays- with great wheelchair access to Victorian beaches- infact beaches Australia wide.

Take a look and be inspired to enjoy our beautiful beaches this Summer.

Respite

Caring for a loved one can be challenging and tiring. Windarring have assisted carers to get that much-needed break to recharge the batteries. We offer this service in a variety of ways with the focus of the participant doing an activity that they enjoy. This gives them the opportunity to meet and maintain friendships and connects them to their local community.

Windarring offers a range of group and 1:1 respite and recreational services for adults including:

• Supported holidays in a group setting
• In-home respite care
• Events and outings
• School holiday options
• Youth program

“I was able to get my hair done and go out for a coffee with my husband and just talk. I haven’t been able to do this for ages.” Carer

To learn

It’s important to explore all of your options to discover your particular strengths, and through this develop leadership and skills in an area that you enjoy. From there you can explore a number of pathways to achieve your goals. We’ll help you to develop the skills you need to get a job. Working with local partners we have developed a range of pathways for potential job-seekers.

Learning options at Windarring include:

• Leadership programs
• Digital Literacy programs
• Vocational placements with local business hosts
• Community volunteering
• Supported Employment at our Australian Disability Enterprises in Kyneton, Gisborne and Castlemaine at our Copy Centres
• Hospitality training at Cafe Baxter

We’re continuing to build on this and provide more opportunities for more people in the areas of education, training, vocation and employment.

To work

It’s important to explore all of your options to discover your particular strengths, and through this develop leadership and skills in an area that you enjoy. From there you can explore a number of pathways to achieve your goals. We’ll help you to develop the skills you need to get a job. Working with local partners we have developed a range of pathways for potential job-seekers.

Options at Windarring include:
• Supported Employment at our Australian Disability Enterprises – Kyneton Copy Centre, Bendigo Emporium and Castlemaine Recycling Shop.
• Vocational training at our retail outlets in Kyneton and Castlemaine
• Digital Literacy programs
• Leadership programs
• Vocational placements with local business hosts
• Community volunteering

We are continuing to build on this and provide more opportunities for more people in the areas of education, training, vocation and employment.

Contact us today to find out more about the wide range of choices with Windarring!

Acknowledgement to country
Windarring acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples as the first inhabitants of the area and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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