ATLAS & The NDIS

NDIS Provider Number: 4050036930

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing Australians under 65 who have a permanent and/or significant disability, with funding to receive the necessary care and supports to achieve their goals. It’s one of the biggest changes people living with disability have experienced in a long time. By 2020, the complete rollout of the NDIS will touch the lives of more than 460,000 Australians nationwide.

ATLAS is an NDIS registered provider. This means that people with disability can use their NDIS funding to access our services and supports.

ATLAS & The NDIS

ATLAS recognises that independence, choice, control and freedom to live the way we choose are fundamental rights that belong to everyone. 

We also strongly believe, that every individual has strengths, capacities, resources and challenges that are unique to them, and that one-size-fits-all approach to accessing community life does not work.

ATLAS approach to providing recreation sport and leisure support is designed to support successful inclusion and participation into community life.

We have been providing support, driven by individual participant’s choice and control, since our inception.  We have a unique and highly flexible approach to engaging and managing disability supports.

ATLAS model of service is customised to help you live a full and independent life by supporting you in a way that is unique and assists you to reach your goals and aspirations.  This means we work with you to determine how the support service operates, who provides the support and where it is provided.

We support people who have a:

  • National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) managed plan
  • Self-managed plan
  • Registered plan management provider

 

ATLAS follow the new NDIS Code of Conduct and support our workers to meet its requirements.

 

ATLAS NDIS supports are charged according to the NDIS Price Guide and NDIS Support Catalogue, you can find the current version here.

There are as many support line item reference numbers as there are different types of support and it is expected that they will increase in quantity as the NDIS expands over the next year or two.

NDIS Formal Supports (NDIS funding) are divided into the support categories..

Core Supports

Core supports covers support for people with disability to complete daily living activities (in the home or the community) and work towards their goals.

Capacity Building Supports

Capacity Building supports can help you develop skills and build your independence.

Capital

Capital funding can pay for technology equipment, home or vehicle modifications and in some cases for specialised accommodation.

ATLAS is registered to provide the following services under NDIS:

  • Development of daily living & life skills
  • Daily personal activities
  • High intensity daily personal activities
  • Participate in community, social and civic activities
  • Assistance in coordinating or managing life stages, transition and supports
  • Innovative community participation

ATLAS is also registered to provide Support Coordination (Levels 1 & 2) to assist you with:

  • Understand how you can use your NDIS plan to meet your goals
  • Manage those resources effectively to get the best outcome from your plan
  • Work with other people in your circle of support (family, friends, service providers, therapists and community and mainstream supports such as doctors) in order to meet the goals of your unique NDIS plan
  • Teach you how to access the NDIS portal so you can monitor how your funds are being spent
  • Monitor the progress and outcomes of achieving your goals
  • Assisting you to prepare for your next NDIS review meeting

If you want to access this service, you need to ask for Support Coordination to be added into your plan during your planning meeting. You can request it regardless of how your plan funds are managed – it doesn’t matter if you are agency managed, plan managed or self-managed.

SELF MANAGING NDIS

Are you self managing your NDIS plan or are you looking for support staff for your self managed plan?

ATLAS  LABOUR HIRE can help you! We can provide staff if you are self managing your funds.  Call us and we can talk to you

about our range of experienced staff for you to choose from.

As a registered provider, we meet all the National quality and safeguarding requirements.  We understand the difference good

staff make to having a good life.  Our personnel hold a range of relevant qualifications including but not limited to:

 

  • Working With Children and Police Checks

  • Certificate III in  Individual Support (Disability)  

  • Certificate III in Community Work

  • First Aid and Medications Training

  • Manual Handling

  • Bronze Medallion

QUALITY CONTROL

ATLAS staff are trained to comply with your directions. ATLAS management provide support and assistance to maintain

consistent, efficient and reliable service.

 

ATLAS has experience complying with relevent service quality standards. 

 

SAFETY

We understand that safety is of prime importance to you. Our personnel initiatives to ensure safety include:

  • Safety Induction and training

  • A signed workplace code of conduct agreement

  • A signed confidentiality and privacy agreementWe will also work with you to customise any specific safety needs.

    INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND INSURANCE

    Every employee engaged through ATLAS labour hire works under an agreement that supports flexibility and stability.

    Our workers have comprehensive insurance cover including:

  • Workers Compensation

  • Public Liability

  • Professional Indemnity

    Call us to discuss  your individual support needs and how ATLAS can provide supports that are flexible and person centred to help you live your best life.

 

ATLAS NDIS Service and Support List

The following is a list of the services and supports ATLAS is registered to provide.

    Assistance With Daily Living

    ATLAS can provide high-quality, individualised supports in your home and community.

    Assistance with Daily Living covers Assistance with daily personal activities such as personal hygiene activities, or supervision of personal daily tasks; which support a participant to live as independently as possible at home, and in the community. Daily living supports are flexible and customised to your own needs, goals and outcomes. 

    You might want:

    • support getting ready for your day
    • to get out and about in the community
    • someone to do household chores
    • someone to help with food preparation and meals
    • support with health and fitness
    • assistance getting to appointments, or
    • some travel support.

    These are just a few things we can assist with.  Tell us about your goals and how we can support you to live the life you want to live.

    There are a range of pricing options for these supports, for example;

    ATLAS charge under Assistance with Personal Domestic Activities – This rate is $50.03 per hour.

    Other Applicable service prices are:

    Support Item Name

    Service Price

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Active Overnight – TTP

    $63.85

    Assistance With Personal Domestic Activities

    $50.03

    Assistance With Self-Care – Night-Time Sleepover

    $214.03

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Weekday Daytime – TTP

    $56.81

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Public Holiday – TTP

    $127.21

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Saturday – TTP

    $78.14

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Sunday – TTP

    $101.61

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Evening – TTP

    $62.69

    On-Call Overnight Monitoring – Off Site Or Onsite (Inc. 1 Hr Assist)

    $63.85

    Establishment Fee For Personal Care/Community Access

    $50.03

    Life transition planning including mentoring, peer support and individual skills development

    ATLAS can support you to build essential life skills to enhance your independence.

    This includes short and long-term supports that focus on strengthening a participant’s ability to coordinate their supports, and to assist them to live at home and participate in their community. We also support participants to practice their new skills in the community.

    To do this, we look for opportunities to connect with people by joining groups, visiting community venues and events, and eating out, Travel training, such as road safety and using public transport are other skills that can be practiced in the community. We can also support participants to explore work experience and volunteering opportunities.

    Includes:

    • support connection
    • coordination of supports
    • assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations
    • Life transition planning including mentoring, peer support and individual skill development
    • assistance with decision making, daily planning, budgeting

     

    ATLAS can also provide the following;

    • Assistance with social and community participation
    • Coordination of supports
    • Improved daily living
    • Improved living arrangements

    Support Coordination (support connection and coordination of supports) is designed to minimise the complexity of negotiating with service providers, government agencies and accommodation providers. Support Coordination helps strengthen your ability to coordinate and choose the support you need to participate fully in life and in the community.

    ATLAS has an extensive knowledge of local providers and services in our City, as well as has strong networks across the disability and human services sector in which we work.

    ATLAS Support Coordination Services are operationally separate from our direct service, and we have a Conflict of Interest Policy in operation to ensure you are offered the broadest range of local options available.

    For example;

    Supporting a participant at Level 1 on a 1:1 to engage in community, social and/or recreational activities delivered by a TTP provider during the week before 8pm, ATLAS charge under Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – – Weekday Daytime – TTP- This rate is $56.81 per hour.

    ATLAS charge to support a participant under Individual Skills Development And Training – Weekday Daytime. This rate is $58.52 per hour.

    ATLAS charge to support a participant under Life Transition Planning Incl. Mentoring, Peer-Support and Individual Skill Development – Weekday Daytime.  This rate is $60.16

    Other applicable service prices are:

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 1 – Saturday – TTP $78.41
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 1 – Sunday – TTP $101.61
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 1 – Public Holiday – TTP $127.21
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Weekday Daytime – TTP $61.11
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Evening – TTP $67.44
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Saturday – TTP $84.08
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Sunday – TTP $109.32
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Public Holiday – TTP $136.84
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Weekday Daytime – TTP $64.00
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Evening – TTP $70.61
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Saturday – TTP $88.03
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Sunday – TTP $114.46
    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Public Holiday – TTP $143.29

     

    Support Coordination is charged under – Level 1: Support Connection and Level 2: Coordination of Supports.

    These rates are $60.16 and

    $98.06 per hour respectively.

     

    Daily personal activities and high intensity personal activities

    This support is about assisting someone with and/or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These individual supports can be provided in a range of environments, including but not limited to, the participant’s own home.

    There are two levels of supports for people requiring assistance with daily activities: Standard and Higher Intensity. High Intensity Supports are where specialised, more skilled or more experienced support workers may be required to deliver supports to some participants who need it.

    For example, when:

    • Frequent (at least 1 instance per shift) assistance is required to manage challenging behaviours that require intensive positive behaviour support and/or
    • Continual active support is required due to high medical support needs (such as unstable seizure activity or respiratory support)

     

    Tell us about your goals and how we can support you to live the life you want to live.

    For example;

    ATLAS charge under Assistance with Self-Care Activities – Standard – Weekday Daytime – TTP.  This rate is $56.81 per hour.

    Other applicable service prices are:

    Support Item Name

    Service Price

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Saturday – TTP

    $56.81

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Sunday – TTP

    $127.21

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Evening – TTP

    $78.14

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Standard – Public Holiday – TTP

    $127.21

    Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Level 1 – Weekday Daytime – TTP       

    $56.81

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 1 – Saturday – TTP

    $78.41

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 1 – Sunday – TTP

    $101.61

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 1 – Public Holiday – TTP

    $127.21

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Weekday Daytime – TTP

    $61.11

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Evening – TTP

    $67.44

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Saturday – TTP

    $84.08

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Sunday – TTP

    $109.32

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Public Holiday – TTP

    $136.84

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Weekday Daytime – TTP

    $64.00

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Evening – TTP

    $70.61

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Saturday – TTP

    $88.03

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Sunday – TTP

    $114.46

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Public Holiday – TTP

    $143.29

     

     

    Development of daily living and life skills

    Development of daily living and life skills focuses on training and development activities undertaken by the participant or their carer to increase their ability to live as autonomously as possible, including supports that will enhance the ability of the participant to travel and use public transport independently.

    ATLAS are able to help with the following support categories:

    The level (and cost) of support funded for Assistance with Daily Living will depend on a participant’s support needs. For example, complex needs generally require additional support. The days and times a person needs support will impact the level and cost of support, i.e. weekend support is more expensive under the NDIS price guide.

    For example;

    Supporting a participant at Level 1 on a 1:1 to engage in community, social and/or recreational we charge under Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – – Weekday Daytime – TTP- This rate is $56.81 per hour.

    Other applicable service prices are:

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 1 – Saturday – TTP

    $78.41

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 1 – Sunday – TTP

    $101.61

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 1 – Public Holiday – TTP

    $127.21

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Weekday Daytime – TTP

    $61.11

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Evening – TTP

    $67.44

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Saturday – TTP

    $84.08

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Sunday – TTP

    $109.32

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 2 – Public Holiday – TTP

    $136.84

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Weekday Daytime – TTP

    $64.00

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Evening – TTP

    $70.61

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Saturday – TTP

    $88.03

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Sunday – TTP

    $114.46

    Access Community, Social And Rec Activities – Level 3 – Public Holiday – TTP

    $143.29

     

    Innovative community participation

    Innovative community participation can lead to improved wellbeing outcomes for people with disability and their carers (in relation to health, employment, education, income and life satisfaction outcomes)

    The community as a whole benefit from inclusive arrangements, not just people with disability. In the broadest sense, inclusion can enhance Australia by engaging more people within the community and, through that, better reflecting the community’s diversity

     

    What does ‘TTP’ mean in the rate tables above?

    The TPP is a conditional loading. It aims to help providers with any costs incurred during transition to the NDIS.

    ATLAS will charge you up to the maximum rate as stated in the NDIS Price Guide & Support Catalogue rates that are current on the date you receive the support including the NDIS Temporary Transformation Payment (where applicable)