An NDIS-approved provider is an organisation, such as Like Family, who delivers a form of support to a participant of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Customers trust NDIS-approved providers because it means the organisation has met the requirements of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) regarding qualifications, approvals, experience and capacity for approved supports.

There are three ways to manage your NDIS plan:

·       NDIA (agency) managed

·       Self-managed

·       Plan-managed

If you are NDIA managed, then you can only use NDIS registered providers. However, if you are plan managed or self-managed, then you can use any provider.

Like Family is an NDIS Registered Provider, which means we can provide our companionship and non-medical support services to agency, plan managed and self-managed members. We provide our services across a number of different NDIS categories;

Core Supports – Daily Activities: Assistance with Daily Activities

Core Supports – Daily Activities: Assistance with Social and Community Participation

Capacity Building Supports – Social and Community Participation

Capacity Building Supports – Improved Daily Living

Capacity Building Supports – Improved Health and Wellbeing

Like Family is passionate about helping our Members to reach their goals, and are on a mission to end loneliness in the community for any reason such as ageing, disability or illness. We have Social Carers from various experiences and backgrounds – in fact, our Social Carers combined now speak over ninety-two different languages! Social Carers also bring varied education and skill sets, so you can find not only someone who has similar interests to you or your loved one receiving support, but will also be able to find someone with the skills or experience you need.

Social Carers can help you to learn new skills such as computer skills or music, they can help you with exercise such as Tennis or Yoga, they can help practice your speech, help you write your resume if you are looking for employment, recipe tutorials, dancing tutorials or event buddies – whatever you need!

If you or your loved one are looking for support to improve your quality of life or reach your goals, then Like Family may be exactly what you are looking for. We offer an affordable flat rate of $40 per hour including weekends and public holidays, and have thoroughly vetted Social Carers based throughout the greater Sydney region, Newcastle and the Central Coast of New South Wales, as well as Wollongong and the wider Illawarra region. Our greatest pride is to know that we have provided our Members more than 50,000 hours of bonus disability support within their NDIS budget (and counting!) thanks to our affordable flat rate with no extra fees. Sign up as a Member to discover why we have received over 70 five-star ratings on Google reviews from our customers.

Are you unsure about how you can use your NDIS Plan with Like Family? Get in touch with our friendly team and we would be happy to assist. Call us anytime from 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday – Friday on 02 8310 7531 or alternatively you can complete this form.