As 2015 draws to a close, the Lifetime Support Scheme has accepted 62 participants and LSA will continue to evolve to ensure we meet their needs.
To help us provide the very best treatment, support and care for the scheme’s participants, we have recently welcomed two new service planners into our team.
Elissa Sara, an Occupational Therapist brings with her significant experience in the health and aged care sectors and a great passion for enabling her clients to live the life they want to live.
Sylvia Tseng is a social worker who has a background working in the aged care sector and indigenous communities. Sylvia is woman of many talents, including her voluntary shift on radio station 5EBI, where she can be heard reading the local news in Mandarin on Sunday at 9.30pm!
Technology is proving to be crucial in improving the lives of people living with disability. At LSA, we have established MyPlan, an online portal that enables scheme participants to manage their own plans and communicate with our team of service planners.
I learned more about the technology available to people with disability when I recently attended the NDIS New World Conference in Brisbane. There were some important messages for service providers, including those around accessibility.
We heard about hyper-personalisation a lot throughout the conference, and it was fascinating to learn how technology can be used to predict our needs, rather than respond to them.
You can read more about the conference and some of the technologies that really are changing the world for people with disability in this LSS news.
We shared an uplifting day on December 3, when the LSA partnered with Brain Injury SA and PQSA to host a day of celebration for people living with disability, as a part of the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of People with Disability.
Hundreds of visitors wandered through Victoria Square to learn from the more than 20 organisations who joined us on the day – each of them provide important services to people with disability, and we thank them all for sharing with us this significant day on the disability calendar.
We are edging closer to Santa’s arrival, and I wish you and your families a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year’s period, and look forward to communicating more about the LSS in 2016.
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This article was featured in the December 2015 Edition of LSS News. The LSS Update is a quarterly enewsletter from Lois and the LSA team.