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PROJECTS 2017-05-30T06:20:50+00:00

The NeuroCare Network partners share a common goal – to increase the number, access and quality of services for adults and children living with progressive neurological and neuromuscular disease.

We’re working on several projects to make this happen.

The NeuroCare Network is exploring many projects across areas we believe will directly benefit the community as well as make our individual organisations stronger.

Some of these projects are still in the early discussion or planning phase; others are running pilot services to test and refine new shared service models in the community. They all represent a huge step forward in how we think about and deliver better services, support and care.

Current projects being explored by the NeuroCare Network:

Project:

State-wide community care response

Vision:

To offer a community-based care response network to cater to the needs of people living with progressive neurological and neuromuscular disease, in 15-20 locations across Queensland. A pilot project known as Spark NeuroCare is currently underway in Townsville (funded by seven of the NeuroCare Network partners) to test this idea before rolling it out to other communities.

Find out more about Spark NeuroCare

Project:

State-wide information and referral gateway

Vision:

To operate a centralised, 24/7, state-wide information, advice, support and referral gateway for all people living with progressive neurological and neuromuscular disease, including telephone and online options.

Project:

Centre for social and applied research in progressive neurological disease

Vision:

To establish a Queensland centre that enables collaboration between social and applied researchers on areas common to adults and children living with progressive neurological and neuromuscular disease (eg symptom management such as pain, fatigue, continence and movement, employment, relationship and psychosocial issues).

Project:

NeuroCare Network Shared Office

Vision:

To open a central shared administrative office for the NeuroCare Network partner organisations, allowing them to share operating costs and saving money that could be better directed to services and enable more day-to-day collaboration.

Project:

Community-based service hubs

Vision:

To operate community-based service hubs that bring together a range of allied health services commonly used by adults and children living with progressive neurological and neuromuscular disease (eg physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise therapy, counselling, aquatic therapy).

Project:

High need residential living accommodation

Vision:

To develop 24/7 high need independent living and temporary respite care for people with adults and children living with progressive neurological and neuromuscular disease unable to remain at home due to their changing needs and circumstances.