The transition from child to young adult can be a stressful and daunting experience, and for many young people like Sam living with chronic illness, this time can be particularly difficult to navigate.
Sam describes himself as one of the lucky ones whose cystic fibrosis presents mildly, however understands there are many who aren’t as lucky, who desperately need additional support.
“Being a part of Cystic Fibrosis Queensland, I know there are others who aren’t as fortunate as myself – there are many who have to take quite a lot of time off work or school due to being unwell. This doesn’t just affect the person living with cystic fibrosis, but also the family and loved ones.”
“This disproportionate effect and the reason people with cystic fibrosis have been unable to get support until now is because the review process was different. But now, thanks to Trusted Care, those with greatest need can see PT’s and plan management specialists, which will help people living with cystic fibrosis get on top of their health.”
“I was really excited when I heard that the review process was changing because I know people in the cystic fibrosis community will benefit greatly from NDIS, and the fact that Trusted Care is able to provide this NDIS support is a really positive thing.”
“The team at Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is extremely compassionate, not to mention passionate, so I believe they will help a lot of people through Trusted Care.”
Sam was thrilled to be able to combine his love for computer science with his history of cystic fibrosis and said that the opportunity to work with Trusted Care on the development of the smart-phone app was a unique experience for him.
“This project was close to home, so being a part of developing the app for Trusted Care I wanted to make it as simple and free-flowing as possible,” he said.
“The purpose of the app is to help Trusted Care members manage their NDIS services, appointments and bookings. When a client sends through a request, it alerts Trusted Care and then they assess who and what will suit this client best, along with a range of different available appointment dates and times.”
“Trusted Care is a fantastic initiative and I’m just really excited to be able to assist with signing Trusted Care clients up comfortably and help them manage their health, even in the smallest way possible.”
Trusted Care is not only Queensland, but Australia’s preferred NDIS provider for those living with cystic fibrosis. To learn more about what we do at Trusted Care, contact our friendly team today.