Some people are generally concerned the NDIS won’t help them. I have some concerns as for the 8-9 years I’ve had my more severe symptoms of my disability, I’ve been told by everyone I speak to that, the NDIS will help me!
So the NDIS has been like a light at the end of the tunnel. A promise, if you like that things/life will get easier. Because I’ve had no funding, I’ve had to do things that my carers have told me is tragic/sad so I can still enjoy the good things in life.
So, this is a good tip for all those people who have had funding and have been able to be comfortable with life. And who are now looking at having my reality.
The classic cup of tea.
You get 2 teabags and 3 mugs, you heard me!
Your first 2 cups of tea I recommend don’t make them so strong the teaspoon can stand up in and put both teabags into the third mug for your third cup of tea.
If you do it properly the third cup of tea, will be just as good as the two proceeding.
I like my tea strong with a tiny teaspoon of mild so it looks more like coffee, with just a smidge of sugar…
If I plan it just right I have that third cup of tea in the morning when any tea will do and you ain’t so fussy.
For me the little things have been important…
So after years of crappy housemates I prioritize living alone, I prioritize not living so far from the city.
I still prioritize eating, turning the light on and occasionally, I have someone walk into a room and announce that the NDIS won’t help them at all.
So I asked this woman “What do you mean?”
She repeated her first statement like that helped at all…………
God help me!
So I decided to unpack it for her…………
I informed her, she would still get her pension from Centrelink. It would not be one or the other.
Then I questioned her.
“Do you need any carers to live your life?”
“Do you need any support?”
“You don’t pay rent?”
I’m not sure I asked this but I presume her father doesn’t charge her rent.
“And you work right?”
She said she could work more, but her neuropsych stated she was unable.
And finally I put my old hat on from my days working for the NGO…..
Her next answer surprised me.
“Well I’ve got the investment property in Brunswick.”
To which I informed her the NDIS was not for her!