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About Su Mei Tan

Su Mei is an Art Therapist and an experienced Support Co-ordinator. She has helped many people implement their NDIS plans since the start of the roll out in the Outer East of Melbourne. She aims to use her growing knowledge of the NDIS to help people navigate their journey particularly in the mental health sector. She is currently an NDIS Capacity Building Coach with Capital Guardians, working on helping providers build better capacity with their clients.

The changing role of family support in the NDIS

How the family can be involved as some of the People with Disabilities (PWD) informal supports. How family involvement can be more sustainable than relying on external government funded supports. Carer pension Outside the NDIS, it is possible for a carer to apply for Carer Pension payments for people who provide daily care for someone [...]

By | 2019-06-04T02:52:40+00:00 June 4th, 2019|NDIS|Comments Off on The changing role of family support in the NDIS

STIGMA: The Acceptance of Mental Illness

As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) becomes the key scheme in Australia to help people with disabilities, which include mental illness, there are lots to consider with the rollout of the scheme. The scheme blurs the lines between what a physical disability compared to mental illness; however, in reality these two categories are treated [...]

By | 2019-05-17T22:30:31+00:00 May 17th, 2019|NDIS|Comments Off on STIGMA: The Acceptance of Mental Illness

The Accessibility to the NDIS

With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being the new system to provide people with disability (PWD) the supports they need, there are a lot of areas of uncertainty when accessing the scheme. The Access Assessors at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) use a set criteria in order to grant people entry to the [...]

By | 2019-05-07T06:54:52+00:00 May 7th, 2019|NDIS|Comments Off on The Accessibility to the NDIS

10 Points to Support Coordination

Support Coordination is a new role that has emerged along with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). For new participants of the scheme, it may be unclear what a support coordinator does and what is expected of them. Here are a few key points to look for in a support coordinator, so you know what [...]

By | 2019-04-15T10:10:38+00:00 April 15th, 2019|NDIS|Comments Off on 10 Points to Support Coordination

The Longevity of Support Coordination

Support Coordination is the current fourth largest support category by spend, larger than Assistive Technology. Building capacity The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has designed the new role of support coordination to generally be used during the first National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan or during a major life transition such as moving to supported [...]

By | 2019-04-08T08:40:05+00:00 April 8th, 2019|NDIS|Comments Off on The Longevity of Support Coordination
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