COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
Access Recreation Inc. is closely monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates from the State and Federal Governments and have plans in place to minimise the risk of contamination within our group spaces and out in the community.
Our main priority during this time is to protect our participants and staff, as well as their families, and we will be following all recommendations issued by Government and the Department of Health.
For the most up-to-date information and any precautions you may be required to take, please visit https://www.health.gov.au/healt…/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
For specific information about what we are doing at Access Recreation Inc. please visit our Coronavirus information page HERE
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 49227151.
New Group Starting Soon – Rec Anglers
Have you ever wanted to learn how to catch fish? Do you want to catch the “big one” that got away? Well then this could be the group for you. The aim of our Fishing Club is to promote good fellowship among amateur anglers, educate and train in the ways of skilful fishing and maybe catch dinner along the way. We are currently taking expressions of interest to join our new Rec Anglers group program. Don’t miss out, contact email@example.com or phone reception on 07-49227151 now!
Rec Anglers will meet every Saturday morning at 9am at 100 Jardine St and return at 12 noon.
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Neighbour Day Celebrations – Monday 30th March, 2020
Access Recreation invites you to celebrate Neighbour Day with us. Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.
Join us for a free sausage sizzle as we say thanks for being a great neighbour and member of our community.
There has been a new NDIS Price Guide update and from 1 March 2020, NDIS participants will be able to use their plan’s core support funding to claim service provider costs associated with transporting participants to and from NDIS funded community-based activities.
This means that people should be able to use their core funding on transport but only to certain places. NDIS participants will only be able to claim from the new transport line items if they are going somewhere where they will be supported by the transport provider. For more detailed guidelines around transport you can check the NDIS Price Guide 2019-20 (1 March 2020) here .
Last week’s announcement stated:
Participants and providers can discuss and agree on non-labour costs, when arranging a service booking, including:
- up to $0.85 a kilometre for a standard vehicle not modified for accessibility;
- up to $2.40 a kilometre for a vehicle that is modified for accessibility or a bus; and
- other forms of transport or associated costs up to the full amount, such as road tolls, parking, public transport fares.
New Group Starting Soon – Behind the Lens!
If you’ve got an interest in photography, videography, editing, marketing and social media, this is the group for you. We are currently taking expressions of interest to join our new BEHIND THE LENS group program. Don’t miss out, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone reception on 07-49227151 now!
Behind the Lens will be located at 14B Cambridge St every Tuesday from 9am-1pm.
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Access Recreation goes beachside
Do you have a NDIS Plan and live at the Capricorn Coast?
Would you like to know how Access Recreation can support you to achieve your goals in 2020?
Service Co-Ordinator, Susan Ryan is available every Friday at the Livingstone Shire Community Centre located at 80 John St. If you would like to discuss how we can offer a personalised approach to supporting you to build your capacity and confidence in areas you choose, drop in or give Susan a call on 0455108268.
Supported Getaways 2020
Access Recreation has supported many participants to explore exciting and new destinations – Bargara, Ferns Hideaway, Byfield, Agnes Waters and even short cruises.
In 2020, we have available a range of supported holiday packages that include a great range of activities to suit your interests and abilities. Leave the planning to us. All you need to do is pack your bag and be ready for a fun filled adventure!
If you would like more information about any of the holidays, please contact Kylie on 49227151 or email KylieF@accessrec.org.au
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Additional Day for Men’s Business
Our popular Men’s Business program will be expanding in the new year to be offered on Tuesdays from 9-3pm. This is in addition to our current Wednesday Men’s Business program.
Access Recreation’s Men’s Business Program provides the opportunity for participants to socialise with other males, develop friendships, engage in sports and fitness activities, learn DIY skills, discuss men’s issues and learn lifelong skills for independence.
Men’s Business will be based at 100 Jardine St, Rockhampton.
If you would like more information or would like to express an interest in the group, please contact Trishelle on 49227151 or email email@example.com
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New NDIS Price Guide Released
As you are aware, the NDIA sets the price for some supports to make sure they provide value for money for participants.
As stated by NDIA, “Changes to prices are updated to respond to market trends and changes in costs and are generally identified through an Annual Price Review. The Annual Price Review is undertaken by the NDIA in the lead up to new financial year, with any new prices outlined in an updated price guide, effective 1 July each year.”
In line with this, Access Recreation will increase prices in accordance with the new price guide. Furthermore, as Access Recreation is compliant with the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) requirements, the TTP price limits will apply to support items. Please see the table below for an example:
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If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 49227151.