Adjusting to the ever-changing rules and restrictions in a pandemic is hard, and can take a huge mental toll on wellbeing.
That’s why we’re sharing this quick guide on where participants and their carers can access important supports to maximise their NDIS plan during COVID-19.
This guide contains links to supports like grocery shopping, household tasks, travel and exercise that can be disrupted and add mental load in times of isolation.
Thankfully, there are a lot of incredible organisations in the market that can provide support during COVID-19 and offer essential services for participants.
If your supports have been disrupted, or if you are looking for new support workers or backup coverage, these businesses are ready to assist (via the NDIS):
Like Family 1800 545 332
Like Family is Australia’s fastest-growing network of social carers with a focus on fun, self-improvement and lasting relationships. They offer a range of services like games, arts and crafts, household tasks like cleaning, health and wellbeing, meal prep and groceries, and skills training to provide important support during COVID-19.
Hireup 02 9113 5933
Mable 1300 736 573
Careseekers 1300 765 465
Find a Carer 1300 177 877
Mobility 1300 438 227
Karista 1300 274 782
Kynd 07 5559 6532
Kynd provides community support in areas like personal care, grocery shopping, exercise and fitness, and travel and transport in top of essential assistance.
Boosted 0408 137 306
Clickability 1800 414 616
Assistnow 02 9230 1904
TappOn 02 9158 6163
TappOn offers a range of care like psychology support, domestic assistance and even gardening.
MyCareSpace 1800 670 014
Australian Carers 1800 330 900
You First 1300 525 656
It’s completely normal to feel exhausted and stressed during COVID-19, particularly if your schedule, routine or treatment is impacted, or if someone you care for has been affected.
To assist, the Australian Government has created a mental health website called ‘Head to Health’ that contains information and guidance on taking care of your mental and wellbeing in isolation.
If you are looking to improve your mental health or provide additional support for someone you care for, Head to Health is a great place to start and contains mental health resources from a range of providers.
Support for participants not on the NDIS
If you or someone you care for needs support and is not currently on the NDIS, there are a range of online resources available on the Department of Health website.
If you require support please contact:
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Headspace 1800 0650 890
SANE Australia 1800 187 263
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
If you want to apply for the NDIS, we explain the application process here in a few simple steps.