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Expressions of interest are sought for Peer Support Services to assist people living with brain or spinal cord injury. The intention is that the peer support services will assist participants and their families at various stages following injury and for different purposes.

For example:

  • in the early stages following a brain injury (0-3 years after injury)
  • after living in the community (3 plus years after injury)
  • group based or individually provided
  • face to face and / or online and virtual programs
  • provide a culturally appropriate program.

The peer support services may have differing purposes for the person with a brain injury and their family, and this should be considered in any proposed service delivery model. It is not expected that one program will meet all needs.

There may be a requirement for:

  • Individual peer support and/or
  • Family support and/or
  • Combined individual and family support.

The service model will include:

  • a matching process to link people/families with suitable peers;
  • training provided to peers on delivery of the service; and
  • mechanisms for supporting peers, such as debriefing.

Service providers may have options or capabilities to provide services in one or more of the following delivery models:

  • 1:1 and/or group peer support for individuals and/or families;
  • ability to match peer support workers with individuals and families;
  • service availability across regional and metro NSW;
  • provision of quarterly reports to icare regarding service utilisation; and
  • willingness to undergo audits by icare relating to service utilisation and expenditure
  • willingness to work with the NSW Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs

Closing date: 19 January 2018, 10.00am

Contact: Justin Knott, 4321 4391, [email protected] 

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