The Benevolent Society Supporting People in Transition

The Benevolent Society

Since the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme across New South Wales, we’ve been improving services for people with disability. The NDIS is designed to be consumer-directed, giving people with disability, their families and carers more choice and control over their supports.

Making daunting experiences easier

Negotiating the NDIS can be daunting, whether you are reviewing your plan or setting up a plan for the first time. The Benevolent Society endeavours to make the process as simple as possible. As one of Australia’s largest providers of specialist disability services, The Benevolent Society has helped hundreds of people with disability transition to the NDIS and even undergo their first and second reviews.

Providing specialist disability support services to meet your goals

As Australia’s oldest charity, The Benevolent Society has been making positive change for over 200 years. The organisation provides specialist disability services with multidisciplinary teams including physiotherapists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, positive behaviour support, psychologists, clinical nurse consultants and many more.

The organisation also provides support services specifically designed for smooth NDIS transitions, including: support coordination, which helps people organise the services on their plans; and capacity building, which helps people reach their life goals. The Benevolent Society’s mobile workforce is always at hand, accessible through online platforms, and ready to service participants at home, school and other convenient locations.

There for you during life transitions

There are many points in life when you may need a bit of extra support. These are usually at life transitions – when you move from one stage to the next. The Benevolent Society has supported many people in New South Wales and across the country through just these moments. Whether it be a child’s first diagnosis, or the point where they are leaving school, The Benevolent Society have the experience, knowledge and supports to see you through. While life transitions can be challenging, with the right supports they can also be rewarding periods of growth, achievement and pride.

Dane’s Story: Transition to independence

Dane’s story is just one example of how The Benevolent Society provided assistance through a significant life transition. Dane had recently finished high school and relied on his mum Jo for day-to-day support. With the familiar routine of high school now over, Dane and Jo were nervous about what Dane’s day might look like and how he might achieve the level of independence needed for life as a young adult. Jo also wanted to see Dane doing some of the activities that other young men enjoyed.

Mellisa from The Benevolent Society became Dane’s case manager. It was an instant connection and evolved into a cherished relationship between Mellisa, Dane and his mum. By facilitating Dane’s involvement in activities like surfing and skating, Mellisa and Jo saw Dane learn a lot of new skills and this set him on the path to becoming happier and more independent.

Through the help of his case manage Mellisa and the vital support services provided through The Benevolent Society, Dane is a vibrant member of the community. He know gets out there and involved in things that make both Mellisa and Jo glow with pride. Jo always knew Dane could do it, but she didn’t know how he could do it without the support of The Benevolent Society.

Stay up to date with news on The Benevolent Society Facebook page, go to The Benevolent Society website to find out more about our services, send us a direct enquiry, or call us on 1800 236 762. Better yet, catch up with our team at the Hunter Disability Expo on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 at the Newcastle Jockey Club.

Register HERE to attend the Hunter Disability Expo, hosted by 4community, the social impact advisory that advances the impact of organisations they work with and increases access to the right products and services for people with disability.