February is HeartKids National Awareness Month

February is HeartKids National Awareness Month

February is HeartKids National Awareness Month. The Bradannii team would like to recognize the important work that they do. It’s a heartbreaking fact that there are 64,000 Australian children, teen and adults who are affected by congenital heart disease. HeartKids...

What is Supported Independent Living?

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a shared accommodation residence that enables people with disability (including mental illness) to live on their own or with family while receiving the type of support that they require on a day to day basis. Typically, a SIL...

The Bushfires Bring Aussies Together

The Bushfires Bring Aussies Together

The opening track on the Beatles eleventh studio album, Abbey Road, is one of the most famous songs of all time, Come Together. Come Together was penned by John Lennon and was intended to be used as a campaign song for Timothy Leary. Leary was famous for his advocacy...

FAQ for YOU: Smoke Inhalation

FAQ for YOU: Smoke Inhalation

Sadly, Australia has had one of the most horrific bushfire seasons in recorded history. That means that smoke inhalation has become an important health topic. It has affected a lot of people, including one of our key stakeholders at Bradannii (don’t worry, she’s going...

What is Respite and How Does It Benefit You

What is Respite and How Does It Benefit You

Respite is a benefit filled opportunity for a carer and the recipient to have a well-earned, temporary, break from the duties of care and being cared for. Respite can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. There are many reasons why a carer may need respite....

How the NDIS Helps Children with Developmental Delays

How the NDIS Helps Children with Developmental Delays

Meet Sammy. Sammy is four turning five before Christmas. He lives in Brisbane. Like most boys his age he loves trains, trucks, dinosaurs, and has gotten heavily into the Christmas spirit. He simply cannot wait for Santa to arrive! He attends day care five days a week...

How to: Choose an NDIS Plan Manager

How to: Choose an NDIS Plan Manager

Now that you’ve been accepted for an NDIS plan, it’s time to decide on how you want your plan managed. You can opt to manage your own plan, have the NDIA manage it for you, select an independent NDIS plan manager or have a combination of any two or three for different...

How to: Manage Your NDIS Funds

How to: Manage Your NDIS Funds

It is important to understand how and why you want your NDIS plan to be managed. There are three primary options when managing your plan and you even have the option of having different parts of your plan managed differently to others. This is a decision that you will...

How to: Get the Most from the Planning Process

How to: Get the Most from the Planning Process

If you’re reading this blog about getting the most from your NDIS planning process, then it may mean that you have successfully applied. If so, congratulations on being accepted into the NDIS. Now it’s time for the hard work, getting a plan approved and accessing your...

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