Blue Care helps to fos­ter in­de­pen­dence un­der the NDIS

The Western Star - - RURAL WEEKLY -

FOR Graeme Nairn, Blue Care is more than just a ser­vice provider – it’s a part­ner.

Mr Nairn was di­ag­nosed with a form of cere­bral palsy that af­fects limb mo­bil­ity at a young age.

Now in his 50s, Mr Nairn was ner­vous about the tran­si­tion to the NDIS, which meant, for the first time, man­ag­ing his own sup­port.

Af­ter speak­ing to Blue Care, Mr Nairn was sup­ported to not only smoothly tran­si­tion to the NDIS, he was able to se­cure a fund­ing pack­age that will en­able him to re­alise his dream to live in­de­pen­dently.

Mr Nairn said with Blue Care’s sup­port, he’s op­ti­mistic about the fu­ture.

“You can’t do things alone, you’re bet­ter off with a part­ner,” he said.

“Blue Care has opened up pos­si­bil­i­ties I didn’t even think about.

“With the NDIS I feel I’m the one in con­trol and my qual­ity of life is go­ing to im­prove.”

Blue Care is avail­able to sup­port Queens­lan­ders with a dis­abil­ity through ev­ery as­pect of the tran­si­tion to the NDIS, in­clud­ing iden­ti­fy­ing goals and sup­port needs, plan­ning for their NDIA meet­ing and en­gag­ing sup­port ser­vices.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Blue Care, or to learn more about Mr Nairn’s story, visit www.blue­care.org.au /dis­abil­ity or call

1300 778 081.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

LOOK­ING FOR­WARD: Blue Care com­mu­nity ser­vices co-or­di­na­tor Rod Ham­mond, Blue Care pre-planner David Wick, Blue Care ser­vice user Graeme Nairn and Elena Nairn work to­gether with the NDIS.

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