Who & How We Support
Cam Can’s success is anchored in trust, relationships, communication and an openness to dare to be different. We strive to be creative in the supports we provide, whilst always ensuring funding parameters are respected.
Cam Can’s adventure started in 2011, with a view that if a difference could be made to just one person, it would all be worthwhile.
IF WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FOR JUST ONE PERSONE,
IT WILL BE WORTHWHILE
Over a decade later, we have jointly achieved so much more. We aim to build relationships with Members and their family to best understand what will work, and of course, won’t. Ultimately, we strive to empower people to have greater flexibility and control over their resources, and in their lives.
Cam Can supports people with disability who receive Government funding, typically from the NDIS. Cam Can supports over 500 people. We take great pride in not providing a ‘one size fits all’ approach, and are very diligent to ensure each Member receives customised and individualised support.
Cam Can deliberately supports “one Member at a time” so as to ensure we stay true to building and providing exceptional supports for each Member. We aim to find ‘a perfect match’ between a Member and their Support Worker. Sometimes, this takes more time at the outset, but once achieved, supports tend to be far more enduring. We are focussed on individualised planning, family, friends and community. We always aim to collectively imagine what a better life may look like, and work towards these goals and aspirations.
Cam Can assists you and/or people who know you well to:
manage your supports
share the management of your supports
build strong sustainable plans
implement your plan
help build and maintain relationships
ensure you stay connected with your community
design your small business enterprise
be well informed
Cam Can supports people who have a confirmed / approved NDIS (or other) funding plan. The NDIS enables people to choose three ways to manage their NDIS funding (which can include a mix of all three). If you don’t have an NDIS plan, but would like to access supports, please discuss this with us.
If you are happy and would like to join Cam Can, a ‘Member Agreement’ between you and Cam Can will be developed. The Member Agreement outlines supports provided, and rates charged. Additional expenses (i.e. things not included in your NDIS/Government funding) are your responsibility. Examples include entrance fees, event tickets and meals. More information on Member Agreements is provided in our Welcome Pack.
This option is for Cam Can to manage all or part of your NDIS funding plan. This includes:
A Cam Can Coordinator being assigned to you as your main contact point. The Coordinator will meet with you to discuss how you would like your plan implemented to achieve your goals. During this conversation, please let your Coordinator know which parts of your NDIS plan you would like Cam Can to provide. Other agencies can also provide other parts of your NDIS plan. The Coordinator will discuss this in more detail when you first meet.
Ongoing access to a Cam Can Coordinator to assist you to manage your government funding and identify the best supports to meet your needs and aspirations. A Cam Can ‘Coordinator’ is different from an NDIS ‘Support Coordinator’ – please ask us if you are unclear about the difference.
Full assistance to recruit and manage Support Workers. We do this with you, not to you. At Cam Can, we believe you need to be happy with Support Workers and are in control of decisions. We encourage you to be involved in selecting your own support staff.
Financial and outcome reporting to the NDIS in line with your plan.
Members can choose to ‘self-manage’ their funding. This option gives you the flexibility and choice to decide what supports you buy to meet your goals. This comes with responsibilities, including:
negotiating and purchasing supports you need
managing your own funding
claiming and paying for supports
meeting ‘employer’ obligations
meeting NDIS obligations.
People who self-manage their NDIS funding can contract Cam Can to provide some or all support services. Cam Can will invoice you for supports, once they have been provided.
The NDIS also offers an option to ‘plan manage’ however this is no longer a service which Cam Can provides. Plan management gives you choice and control over how you use your NDIS funding, with support of a ‘Plan Manager’ to manage your funds and pay your bills. Cam Can continues to support existing Members who previously chose this option when it was available.