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Passion for fitness fuels Ben’s business

May 12 2020

With a passion for fitness, Ben Luscombe saw a need to establish a local sports recovery centre available to everyone, including people with disability.

Ben, who has hearing loss, said his background in sports training at a junior development and emerging elite athlete level – together with his interest in the science behind sport – helped him when establishing his business.

“Recovery is very much an untouched area unless you are at the elite level. My goal was to bring these services to everyday people as I see an opportunity for participation for people with disabilities,” Ben said.

Adapting to current challenges to running a business during current COVID-19 isolation rules has been challenging for Ben.

Ben has been a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant for two years and includes his career progression and business into his NDIS goals.

“I want to continue my career by accessing assistance in scribes for my courses to maintain my qualification and professional learning. Without a scribe I find these courses very difficult as most of them are lectures only.”

Ben also accesses NDIS funds for a light doorbell for his home so he can easily see if someone is at the door.

Ben received assistance to apply for and implement his NDIS funding from Carers Queensland’s NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in the Community Program for the Brisbane region.

“Having access to NDIS supports has allowed me to connect better with my family.”

Carers Queensland can support you to find out more about the NDIS, to apply for funding and to help you get started with the NDIS.

If you have a disability but are not eligible for the NDIS, Carers Queensland can also help you identify and link to options for support in your community.

To find out more about how the NDIS and Local Area Coordination program can work for you, contact Carers Queensland on 1300 999 636, or cq.enquiries@ndis.gov.au