News

News


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 On-line Group – Bloom through Zoom

Access Recreation are launching a new group to enable people to connect online with others in a safe and supportive way. Bloom through Zoom will bring people together online through a facilitated process focussing on:

  • connection and social support;
  • mental health and wellbeing check up;
  • belonging and being part of a group;
  • sharing stories/ ideas/ weekly or daily plans
  • a safe space to share feelings and emotions

This closed group will be available on Mondays form 10-11am and Fridays from 10-11am. A maximum of 4 people will be online at the same time and the group will be facilitated by Susan Ryan.

Susan has worked in human services for 30yrs as: Hospital Crisis Response; AIN; Support Worker; Coordinator; Case Manager; Project Officer; In-Shift Supervisor; Telephone Crisis Supporter; Crisis Response Team Leader Support after Suicide; Psychological Community Recovery Officer; Crisis Response Team Leader Community Recovery;

Volunteer 30yrs: Community Speaker Cancer Council; Lifeline; 5years Chair of CQ Community Suicide Prevention Network; CQ Rural Health Suicide Prevention Plan Leadership Group Livingstone Shire. STEPS Program (Skills to enable people & communities with ABI’s & TBI’s) – Qld leader; Food Van for Homelessness & Disadvantaged persons; Vinnies OP shops

Susan has extensive years working in Disability, Mental Health & Psychosocial sector and is currently employed at Access recreation as a Service Co-ordinator.

To be part of this online group, you will need to have access to a laptop OR Ipad or other tablet OR Iphone or other mobile phone and can receive emails. You will also need access to wi-fi.

If you are interested and would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 49227151 or enquiries@accessrec.org.au


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 enquiries@accessrec.org.au 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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Transport News

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 enquiries@accessrec.org.au 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 reception@accessrec.org.au

 

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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:

01_011_0107_1_1 Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Weekday Daytime
01_011_0107_1_1_T Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Weekday Daytime – TTP

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 49227151.