Automatic NDIS plan extensions

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From April to 30 June, if your plan is due to end, you may be eligible to automatically extend your plan, without the need for a plan review. An automatic plan extension means that instead of getting a new plan, your current plan will continue – with the same funded supports for the same duration as your current plan, up …

NDIS price guide

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Amicus support costs All Amicus NDIS supports are charged at the price limit in the NDIS support catalogue. To see the current NDIS prices and guides, click the button below. NDIS guides and pricing Understanding the price guide Understanding the Price Guide is a resource from the NDIS that explains the Price Guide and Support Catalogue and how they might …

Restrictions to ease across Victoria

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From 6pm Friday 26 March, Victoria will further relax its COVIDsafe settings. You will no longer have to wear a mask in public indoor retail settings, but you must still carry one on you at all times. Key changes include: Masks are only mandatory On public transport In rideshare vehicles and taxis In sensitive settings (such as aged care and …

Fun and free Easter events

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Whilst the annual Bendigo Easter parade isn’t happening this year, there will be lots of Easter celebrations across Bendigo. Egg-splore Bendigo at Easter is a City wide Easter festival that kicks off on 1 April, running until 5 April. All activities are family friendly, however tickets will need to be booked prior to the event for anyone under 12 years …

Our specialist disability accommodation for Bendigo begins

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On Monday 22 March we turned the first sod and started the build for our new specialist disability accommodation (SDA) units in North Bendigo. After years of planning and work from many wonderful people to make this happen, Bendigo will have two new specialist housing options for people with a disability by 2022. What is SDA? SDA stands for specialist …

Victoria to return to COVIDSafe

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Victoria will return to its previous COVIDSafe settings from 11:59pm on Friday 26 Februaury, allowing for more visitors in the home, reduced mask-wearing and increasing the number of workers heading back to the office. Key changes include: Masks will be only be required: On public transport In rideshare vehicles and taxis In sensitive settings such as aged care facilities In …

Victorian restrictions to ease tonight

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that from 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February restrictions will ease across the state.  Key changes include: No restrictions on reasons to leave home. Schools to open on Thursday. Retail, hospitality and beauty to reopen. Return to workplaces at 50% capacity. 5 visitors to the home and public gatherings of up to 20. Keep reading for a …

Statewide stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a five-day lockdown in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak linked to a Melbourne quarantine hotel. Restrictions will be in effect from 11.59pm Friday 12 February. The measures are expected to be lifted at 11:59pm on Wednesday. Intrastate travel: travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence Face coverings: Must be carried at …

Choosing your NDIS service provider

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Choosing who to provide NDIS funded supports can be a daunting process; navigating registered and non-registered providers, self-employed contractors, agencies or to employ staff directly. Our Support Coordination Manager, Bonny Gutteridge, has had 15 years within the disability sector, working within the NDIA before her current role at Amicus, offers some advice:  “The most important thing is trust; you must …

Watch our Annual General Meeting 2020

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This year, we hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually.   Our AGM is a time to reflect on the year that was. We looked back on the unprecedented year of 2020, and what challenges and successes came with that. Click the video below to watch the 2020 AGM.