Macedon Ranges Health (MRH) proudly provides high-quality care and support to people living with disability and delivers a range of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports.

Since the roll-out of NDIS in the Loddon Region on May 1 last year, MRH has supported many people across the community. MRH currently provides a number of supports through their NDIS program and, with the recent amalgamation with Benetas, will soon be able to expand and strengthen the suite of services offered through the NDIS.

The MRH team is keen to work with clients and their families and ensure they have a great experience in the services provided.

NDIS services include:

• Support co-ordination

• Early childhood intervention

• Occupational therapy

• Physiotherapy

• Podiatry

• Exercise physiology

• Home care/support at home

• Social and community participation

• Psychology

• Paediatric speech therapy

Susan, who has accessed a number of NDIS services at MRH, praised the programs she has been able to access.

“I was lonely after a long time in hospital with depression; I came home and didn’t know anyone. I got involved in this program through the NDIS and it has been a great experience. I love getting out with the groups – we all get on so well. People have noticed a big difference in me.”

Bernice Mathers, LEP Assessment officer at MRH, says Susan was initially cautious about joining the Thursday group but had such a great experience she was soon asking to join the Tuesday group as well.

“This is a great example of where we can help build a person’s confidence to take that step out the front door,” Bernice says.

“We have a welcoming environment that supports participants to make connections, enabling real friendships to form and interests to be nurtured.”

Bernice reflects on the past year supporting people within NDIS and says it has brought about a refreshing change to the group and her role.

“Having younger people with different experiences and interests has been fantastic,” she said. “We have fun, just doing normal things. The other day I was pulled over driving the bus for a random breath test and the police person said, ‘Gee this looks like a party bus’. We all laughed and agreed.”

MRH will host workshops from Intereach, including Reviewing your Plan on August 6; and a Plan Implementation on September 12. For details call Intereach on
1300 968 140.


Macedon Ranges Health, 5 Neal Street, Gisborne. Inquiries: 5428 0300, or visit