In the continuous journey of finding available services and advocating for the right services, the power and choice is once again, in the hands of the consumer.
Many would have described their journey of caring for someone as a battle with the system. Finding out the services they are entitled to often seem to be a matter of luck – getting them, a matter of great fortune. Reforms across aged care and disability changes the game. The power and the funding are now in your hands and you choose what you want as a support and who you want to deliver it.
“However, what we are seeing at the beginning stages are people reluctant to go out and shop for services because they fear losing their current supports. The market is not shaped yet and we want to see the community push the market by being better informed and feeling empowered” said Snow Li, Community Circle Coordinator at Northside.
Community Circle launched over six months ago. It has produced more than 20 original information resources and 4 original workshops. There is no selection criteria to join the community and everyone is welcome. We have a strong community of over 300 members!