Hi, Welcome to the Gig Buddies Sydney participant (Gig Buddy) application form.
The standard charge for Gig Buddies participants is 3 hours per month (see categories on NDIS info webpage) which supports the project with recruiting, vetting, matching & training volunteers to partner with a Participant (adult with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism) build a friendship & attend live music, sport as well as any other artistic, recreational or social event.
Gig Buddies provides ongoing support to all participants and volunteers; promoting and supporting social inclusion, enabling an experience beyond the limitations of a disability specific event.
The Gig Buddies Sydney Project is for adults (18+years) with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism in the greater Sydney area (Sydney and suburbs).
If you do not currently have NDIS funding available for Gig Buddies, please contact Gig Buddies Sydney on 02 9419 6951 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This document will automatically save each time you select the "Next" button, so although it will take about 30 minutes to complete you can exit after any save and pick up where you left off by entering your name and date of birth on this page.
If, at any time, you wish to have your data permanently deleted, please contact Gig Buddies Sydney.
By entering your name and date of birth and clicking "Next" below you agree to the above information.
*This Gig Buddy application was created in collaboration with the "Soul Fly Band", our user led service group.
If your answer is NO to the above question (or you are unsure)
please don't go any further on this form and Contact Us:
call: (02) 9419 6951 (monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
If you do have an NDIS package, please continue with the form below
(from NDIS website)
What are the differences between being plan-managed and self-managed?
When we talk about managing a plan, we mean the way you manage the financial transactions involved with accessing supports as part of your plan. There are three ways to manage plan budgets:
Self-managed budgets- Self-managing your plan means the NDIS will pay you directly for the supports you claim under your plan’s budgets. Being self-managed allows you to choose any provider, whether they are registered with the NDIS or not. Find out more about how self-managing your plan works in the self-managing your plan factsheet.
Agency-managed budgets - When the NDIA manages your plan, the NDIS will directly pay your support providers for you. You have to choose registered NDIS providers if the NDIA manages your plan.
Plan Management - If it’s the best option for you, you may have funding for a Plan Management service provider included in your plan. In this situation, the NDIS will pay your Plan Manager, who will directly pay for all supports you have asked them to manage.
NDIS Categories for Gig Buddies Project
Support item Ref No. 04_104_0125_6_1
Establishing volunteer assistance within the Participant’s home or community to develop skills - for instance, taking part in social activities & maintaining contact with others.
CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT
Support item Ref No. 09_006_0106_6_3
Supporting a participant to engage in community, social and/or recreational activities.
for full descriptions of each category please click here > Core Support - Capacity Building
or download the NSW NDIS Price Guide pdf HERE
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