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Finding your way around with help from a navigator

13 Dec 2023

Navigators should have good local knowledge to support people with disability and their families to understand, find and use mainstream and community services, as well as foundational supports. [...] There should be different kinds of navigators: General navigator – for all people with disability to provide information, and to support access to mainstream and foundational supports. [...] solution? For those eligible for the NDIS, the navigator should help with the application process, (continued) help set and achieve goals, identify the right supports and connect with mental health, primary care and housing services. [...] Housing and living navigator – should work with NDIS participants to identify and trial housing and living options, then help negotiate with chosen providers. [...] They should identify needs, connect to appropriate foundational and mainstream supports and provide information, advice and coaching to support the child’s development.
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