News • 11 Jul 2019
Changes to how Open Minds provides transport
As of the 1st July 2019, Open Minds will no longer be providing transport in Open Minds vehicles to our clients for community access support. Historically, Open Minds was provided with direct government funding enabling us to have a fleet of vehicles to transport clients. With NDIS individual funding, we no longer have access to funding for this fleet.
Unfortunately, Open Minds is no longer able to transport clients for community access support in fleet cars.
Open Minds fully understands the importance of clients being able to get out into the local community to develop and maintain independence and achieve personal goals.
Therefore, Open Minds is committed to working closely with our clients and staff to look at alternative transport options.
While we work together with clients to identify their preferred alternate transport method, we will still provide transport for the next three months in Support Workers’ personal vehicles up until 30th September 2019.
Some suitable alternate transport options that staff will be supporting clients to use if they don’t already include: buses, trains, taxis, community transport, or walking.
In order to help our clients who live with mental illnesses, acquired brain injury, and intellectual disabilities, to understand information in an easy to read way, we have developed an Easy Read Transport and Travel Guide and a handy wallet sized Transport Info Card for clients to carry with them.
These tools describe how people can get around in Queensland and continue to participate in their community, recreational and leisure activities.
Transport Tools to help you get where you need to be