Our Services

Richmond Futures is registered to provide a range of NDIS supports throughout Tasmania.

All Richmond Futures services are charged in accordance with the NDIS Price Guide and TTP pricing is applied in accordance with these guidelines.
More information is available on the NDIS website: Price Guides and Pricing | Understanding the Price Guide

Supported Independent Living

Richmond Futures’ Supported Independent Living (SIL) program creates homelike environments where people with NDIS plans are supported to maintain their wellbeing, achieve their personal goals, build their capacity and be as independent as possible.

Our SIL homes provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We work with you to identify the supports and services you require as part of the SIL package. These may include:

  • Daily living supports;
  • Medication support;
  • Transport;
  • Access to social and recreational activities;
  • Access to health and welfare services; and
  • Access to other services and information (e.g. employment, education).

Our Homes

We have a variety of SIL properties across the state including share homes and individual units, each with their own unique features designed to meet a wide variety of needs.

Our properties and their operation have been designed and reviewed by participants and staff to ensure our SIL program provides you with the best possible experience, and that we meet your needs and expectations.

You can view or download a copy of our SIL home overview documents below:

SIL Availability

To express your interest in Richmond Futures’ SIL program, fill out our short online form: Click Here

For more information, contact us.

Short Term Accommodation

Richmond Futures offers planned respite and short term (up to 14 days) accommodation designed to provide a homelike environment where people can take some time out and/or access 24 hours per day, 7 days per week supports in a short stay capacity. (Requires respite/short term accommodation in NDIS plan)

Coordination of Supports

We can help you to understand and use your NDIS plan. This includes accessing and choosing service providers (and supports), linking with mainstream or community services, and building your capacity to manage your plan.

Specialised Coordination of Supports

Our qualified practitioners can also provide a highly specialised approach tailored to your individual needs. This includes additional support for complexities or barriers in building your capacity and support in implementing plans.

Recovery and Wellbeing Supports

Richmond Futures can help you with:

Life Stage & Transition

Strengthening your ability to live at home and participate in your community, including:

  • Life transition planning, mentoring, peer support and individual skill development; and
  • Assistance with decision making, daily planning, and budgeting.

Behaviour Support

Providing assessments and supports to develop a comprehensive plan that aims to reduce and manage behaviours of concern.

Community Nursing Care

Providing qualified nurses who can support you with your high level of needs and/or train your support workers to respond to your complex needs.

Therapeutic Support

Assist you to apply your functional skills to improve participation and independence in daily practical activities such as personal care, interpersonal interactions and community living.

Recovery and Wellbeing Supports

Richmond Futures can help you with:

Life Stage & Transition

Strengthening your ability to live at home and participate in your community, including:

  • Life transition planning, mentoring, peer support and individual skill development; and
  • Assistance with decision making, daily planning, and budgeting.

Behaviour Support

Providing assessments and supports to develop a comprehensive plan that aims to reduce and manage behaviours of concern.

Community Nursing Care

Providing qualified nurses who can support you with your high level of needs and/or train your support workers to respond to your complex needs.

Therapeutic Support

Assist you to apply your functional skills to improve participation and independence in daily practical activities such as personal care, interpersonal interactions and community living.

Being Part of Your Community

Participation in Community and Social Activities

Richmond Futures can support you and develop your ability to participate in community and social activities.

TasRec

TasRec creates and provides links to a diverse range of community-based recreational and social activities, events, and opportunities for skill building and creative expression, all with a focus on enjoyment and wellbeing.

The TasRec philosophy is all about inclusion, building connections, increasing confidence and self-esteem, and having fun!

We develop a monthly calendar of events in each region of Tasmania that is guided by consumers’ feedback around what they would like to do. Some activities continue all year ‘round while others change with the seasons, providing a broad range of ongoing favourites and fresh opportunities throughout the year.

Programs and activities available through TasRec include:

  • Group outings
  • Life skills sessions
  • Cooking & food education sessions
  • Art groups
  • Bushwalking
  • Fishing
  • Exercise & relaxation sessions
  • Equine therapy

To express your interest, download a copy of the TasRec referral pack: TasRec Referral Pack 2.0

View the current TasRec calendar of events for your region here: North | North West | South

For more information contact Nicholas Iceton, Recreation Team Leader on 0438 430 165 or (03) 6169 1188.

Daily Life

Development of Life Skills

Richmond Futures can work with you to identify and build the skills you need to increase your ability to live independently.

Daily Personal Activities

Richmond Futures can assist with and/or supervise personal tasks of daily life to enable you to live as independently as possible, including high intensity daily personal activities where an additionally qualified and experienced worker can provide support for complex needs.

Travel and Transport

Richmond Futures can work with you to enhance your ability to travel and use public transport independently.

Physical Health

Exercise Physiology and Personal Wellbeing

Richmond Futures understands the importance of physical wellbeing and can work with you to promote and encourage physical wellbeing, including exercise.

Plan Management

Management of Funds for Supports

Richmond Futures can support you by providing financial management of your plan. This includes making payments to providers, processing expense claims, providing monthly statements to you and processing payments from the NDIA.

Behaviour Support Plans

What is Behaviour Support?
Behaviour support is about creating individualised strategies for people living with mental health concerns that are responsive to the person’s needs, in a way that reduces the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern and minimises the use of restrictive practices.

Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Commission, behaviour support focuses on person-centred interventions to address the underlying causes of behaviours of concern or challenging behaviours, while safeguarding the dignity and quality of life of people living with mental health concerns who require specialist behaviour support.

What is a Behaviour Support Plan?
An NDIS behaviour support plan is a document developed for a person living with mental health concerns by an NDIS behaviour support practitioner. It is developed in consultation with the participant, their family, carers, guardian, and other relevant people, as well as the service providers who will be implementing the plan.

A behaviour support plan specifies a range of evidence-based, person-centred and proactive strategies that focus on the individual needs of the participant. This includes positive behaviour support to:

  • build on the person’s strengths
  • increase their opportunities to participate in community activities
  • increase their life skills

How can Richmond Health help?
Richmond Health’s qualified mental health clinicians can assist in developing behaviour support plans in line with NDIS standards.

Each plan is tailored to the participant’s individual needs and goals, and is created in close consultation with the people most important to them.

To find out more about how Richmond Health can help with Behaviour Support Plans, get in touch with us today by calling (03) 6228 3344 or emailing referrals@rftas.org.au.

Download a copy of our Behaviour Support Plan brochure: Richmond Health Behaviour Support Plan Brochure (PDF)

Exceptionally Complex Support Needs (ECSN) Program

What is the Exceptionally Complex Support Needs program?

The Exceptionally Complex Support Needs (ECSN) program is a national initiative aimed at strengthening coordinated responses for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants (aged 18 years and over) with complex needs who are experiencing crisis, or at risk of entering a crisis situation.

Richmond Futures is the ECSN program provider for Tasmania

How can you get involved?

Service providers, including support coordinators and mainstream and community services can get involved with the ECSN program by:

  • participating in Richmond Futures led community and sector development activities, including knowledge exchange opportunities, to remove barriers and improve outcomes for Participants with complex support needs
  • participating in activities to enable sharing and development of practice knowledge with the aim of building systemic capability across the community and mainstream sector
  • assisting in meeting the crisis response support needs of participants after hours by providing funded accommodation and personal supports to address the immediate crisis

Richmond Futures will work with approved referrers of the ECSN program to establish a crisis response after hours for NDIS participants. Crisis referrals may occur where an NDIS participant’s disability related supports suddenly become ineffective, inadequate or absent and where the participant or their existing support coordinator is unable to enact short term arrangements or in-house supports that exist in their NDIS Plan

What is an approved referrer?

Approved referrers are State Government nominated services including health, justice and emergency services (such as police and ambulance).

Richmond Futures will work with the sector to identify need, build capability and facilitate knowledge sharing. You can get in touch with us to find out more by phoning (03) 6169 1188 or use the contact us link on this website.