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arbias flexible outreach services provides prevocational and employment services, recreation services, and community support services for people with alcohol or other substance related brain impairment. The service is facilitated by a team of staff who specialise in providing support at each level of the program offered and have the ability to assist you to navigate and understand the NDIS service system.
Our flexible outreach service uses a person centred approach to work with the person in determining their employment, health and well being and other community support needs.
At arbias, we focus on individual strengths, choices, preferences and interests when we work with you in exploring opportunities.
People with acquired brain injury can access the flexible outreach service by contacting arbias. We ask that you self refer or have someone refer on your behalf by filling in a simple referral form (see below).
Service priority is given to people who:
Once a referral is made, the appropriate worker will meet with you to discuss your request in more detail. You may choose to have a support person present. This meeting usually occurs in the home or in an environment where you feel comfortable. We can assist you to navigate and understand the NDIS Service System.
At this first meeting the worker will also outline the information required by arbias (i.e. support plan, other services providing you with support etc.). This initial meeting provides an opportunity for you to determine whether or not we are the most appropriate service. If it is determined that we are not the most appropriate service option for you, then arbias will assist you to access a service more suited to your needs.
There are fees associated with access flexible outreach services and it is a compensable service only. Fees are based on a means test and is typically funded through individualised support packages (ISPs), assisted community living packages (ACL’s), brokerage funds and funds held in court or by financial administrators.
arbias community facilitation services provide person-centred and family sensitive supports focusing on empowerment and self-determination through assessment, planning, linkage, advocacy, coordination and monitoring activities and crisis intervention.
arbias community facilitation services provide the appropriate level of intervention necessary to enhance life style and to empower the individual and their family in accessing and utilising available community resources. In addition arbias case management services aim to achieve maximum levels of functioning potential and increased social connectedness based on the person’s needs.
Medium to long-term community facilitation intervention can vary dependant on assessment, individual treatment planning, implementation, coordination, advocacy, monitoring and evaluating options and services to meet a client’s needs.
The monitoring component of community facilitation services includes less intensive involvement with individuals diagnosed with ABI & AOD including planning the client’s exit from community facilitation services.
There is a specific ABI diagnostic criteria requirement for admission into arbias community facilitation services. The majority of people who may benefit from this level of support will have major cognitive impairments, substance dependency and psychiatric illness all with functional deficits.
Service priority is given to people who are:
Take some time to review the individual services available in Victoria. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us directly.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week 11 – 17 August 2014
As part of Brain Injury Awareness Week arbias would like to offer interested parties free posters to promote awareness of alcohol related acquired brain injury. There are 4 types of awareness raising posters available in size A1:
- A hangover for life
- Is it worth a punt
- How little is too much
- Every binge drinking session is causing you damage