A word from Kylie…

Change is …..good??

change is goodAt Jumbunna we are currently going through a lot of changes as the NDIS is rolled out. Big changes for our organisation, our staff and our families. Change is often very challenging and can create a lot of anxiety and stress for many people (myself included). It is something that has been very much on my mind lately, as many families come to me looking for reassurance which I am not always able to give. At times, I am resentful of these changes as they are upsetting for me and I can only imagine how anxiety provoking it must be for families.

I have also been doing a lot of thinking about these changes and what they mean for our organisation, staff and families. On the one hand, these changes create huge challenges and on the other hand, huge opportunities. After much discussion with family, friends and colleagues about this topic, I have come to the conclusion that the best way forward is to focus on the opportunities, not the challenges, as that can only create more stress and anxiety. The NDIS can provide some amazing opportunities for families, individuals and families if we can all work together to move forward instead of looking backward.

Maybe change is good after all.