MSWA Joondalup open day as NDIS rolls out

Butler resident Nicolette Murphy and MSWA physio Ben Matthews.
Butler resident Nicolette Murphy and MSWA physio Ben Matthews.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner was Nicolette Murphy’s initial response after attending an NDIS information session organised by MSWA at Clarkson Library.

The 48-year old, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010, said the session with MSWA’s NDIS experts was more than she’d expected.

“I knew a little bit about the NDIS before I went; the session was incredibly informative and very professional,” she said.

“There was a presentation and a question and answer session, and I left feeling I knew so much more, which put my mind at ease.

“I have absolutely no reservations.

“I didn’t even know if I’d qualify for the NDIS because there are people worse off than me but thanks to MSWA, I now know I do. And it looks like some of the services that I’m currently paying for will be covered under my NDIS plan, like a window cleaner and a gardener.

“I’m so grateful, I couldn’t talk it up enough.”

Nicolette is also a regular visitor to MSWA’s recently opened Joondalup facility, where she accesses personalised physiotherapy programs that include weight training, pilates, resistance training and boxing.

“I love it, I enjoy it so much,; it’s invigorating and exhausting at the same time,” she said.

MSWA physiotherapist Ben Matthews said the Joondalup centre offered a range of services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and exercise physiology and social welfare officers, counsellors and community access nurses are also on hand. With the NDIS being rolled out in Joondalup and Wanneroo from October, MSWA is holding an open day at its Joondalup facility.

MSWA’s Joondalup open day is on October 19 at unit 6, 320 Joondalup Drive from 10am to 1pm. There is no need to register. Visit https://mswa.org.au/our-service-menu/facilities/opendays.

To find out how MSWA can help you, call 1300 097 989, email ndisenquiries@mswa.org.au or visit mswa.org.au.