The NDIS is the new way of providing support for people with disability
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) came in to effect on the Central Coast on 1 July, 2016. This covers the local government area districts of Gosford and Wyong.
The NDIS has been designed to support people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment. The NDIS will help you to access to mainstream services, community services, and receive other reasonable and necessary funded supports.
How do I apply for the NDIS?
The NDIS is available to Australians under 65 who are living with a permanent and significant disability. If you are/were receiving funding from ADHC (Ageing, Disability and Home Care), the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will transition you to the new scheme.
The NDIA will appoint a Local Area Co-ordinator who will contact you to arrange a meeting and begin the process of receiving funding under the NDIS.
How can Fairhaven help me?
Fairhaven Services is an approved NDIS service provider. We’ve been working with people in the Central Coast community for over 50 years. Our dedicated team is committed to providing a high level of supports and services to people with disability. Fairhaven can assist with various support services involving daily life at home, in the community and at work, including the following approved support categories:
• Personal Activities
• Assist Personal Activities
• Assist Travel/Transport
• Development, Life Skills
• Participate Community
• Assist Access/Maintain Employment
• Household Tasks
• Daily Tasks / Shared Living
• Home Modification
• Group/Centre Activities.
What can I do to get started?
Your first NDIS plan will be in place for 12 months. Be prepared for your NDIS meeting when it happens; keep a diary of everything you do in your life now … daily routine … regular activities … as much as possible about your current situation and supports. Make a note of what is working well, and what might need to change. This information will form the basis of your first plan.
If you need help or advice, arrange an obligation-free pre-planning meeting with us. We understand that just as no two disabilities are the same, no two people will have the same NDIS Plan. Fairhaven can help you develop a personalised plan specifically for your needs.
I’m ready to get ready for the NDIS!
Contact Fairhaven to arrange a pre-planning meeting.
Vintage Fair upcycle space
Our flagship shop space is devoted to creating beautiful upcycled things from pre-loved stuff! In turn we do our bit to sustain the environment, reduce landfill and repurpose ordinary items to make them extra ordinary.
Established in 2007, one of the best little op shops on the Central Coast! Loads of bargains to be bagged for the thrifty thrill seeker. Donations also welcome, drop off your pre-loved goods, books, clothing and homewares during business hours.
2nd Hand book store
What began as a school house in 1964 for children with intellectual disabilities, has since been lovingly restored and is now a flourishing little pre-loved book shop. Pop in for kids Story Time and craft on Thursday mornings – free!
Fare Cravin' cafe
Hot new gourmet menu, tasty treats, all day breakfast, organic coffee and fresh brewed loose leaf tea! Fare Cravin’ is a cosy little cafe with a resident chef on site. Ask us about catering for your next function.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm. Sat 9am – 2pm.
The Green Shed
Find a furniture bargain, piece of treasure or that one-of-a-kind piece to do your own upcycling with. A constantly changing assortment ranging from lounges to bookcases, cupboards to chairs.
The Destash Shed
A hodge podge of useful and unusual materials that is a fantastic resource for your next project in art, education, home renos & more. Repair! Reduce! Reuse! Repurpose! Reinvent! Recycle!
Markets & Events
Autumn Fair Sat May 6, 9am-2pm
Spring Fair Sat September 23, 9am-2pm
Central Coast Community Market 2nd Saturday of every month.
Follow our Facebook page to keep watch for the next event.
209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare. All proceeds directly benefit people with disability.