One of our most frequently asked questions here at Mable is how our clients use their NDIS funding to engage independent support workers via the platform. Often, support comes from a number of different places. This flexibility is one of the hallmarks of the NDIS and the reason that so many participants have been able to tailor their support around their life.
If you have NDIS funding, there are a few different ways you can work with Mable. And you don’t necessarily need to be self-managing your funding. Check out our blog on what you need to know ahead of your planning meeting if you would like to engage your own support via Mable.
The great thing about Mable is that it can be one of a number of ways you engage the support you need. And you can engage and manage a team of support workers via the platform who support you in different ways. Here, three of our clients share, in their own words, how the NDIS and Mable works for them and their families.
David, whose 16 year old son is an NDIS participant, uses Mable to engage support to get some much-needed respite.
“Not only has it enabled us to get some respite, it allows our son to seek support from other people. I have just had an operation, so it was great to have the flexibility of other people coming in to help out with hoisting and manual handling.
Using Mable, I have been able to find genuine people we want to work with, it’s flexible, you post online, and the response rate is quite quick. We have built real, meaningful relationships via the platform. Having the NDIS also means our son can have more social support and contact during the school holidays.”
Coralie uses the Mable to engage allied health professionals for her adult son.
“The NDIS means I now have the funding available to get tools to assist my son on a day to day basis. We now have personalised equipment that we would not have been able to afford if it was not for the NDIS. Having access to technologies and modifications means we can be proactive about his care.
My son has a degenerative disability, having funds and a plan in place ensures we can slow down the degenerative process. Before the NDIS we had a minimal package. This package did not suffice as it did not take into account individual needs; we now have the correct equipment and access to allied health professionals, which all improve the quality of life for my son.
Primarily receiving support from his mother prior to the NDIS, for Jaydon, the scheme has enabled him to create a team of support workers that gives him independence. Watch his story here