Behaviour Support – Strategy and Practice

One of our Veritable practitioners recently presented at a WA community of practice on the topic of ‘strategy’ in functional assessments. This was linked to ┬áthe many different considerations that practitioners have to take into account when striving for high quality behaviour support outcomes. The above ‘PBS Pathway on a Page’ visual was part of […]

Veritable Visual – Respite Tool

Veritable is in the process of developing some tools and resources to provide to those supporting communication with participants in remote communities. We find that sometimes it is difficult to explain (across language and cultural barriers with limited interpreting and other supports) that respite trips are for short periods only. Taking into account the generational […]

2021 Annual Quality Survey – Feedback on Results

For the past two years, Veritable has completed an annual quality survey. Our last survey was sent out on nearly the stroke of midnight 31 December 2021 (just scraped in!) This time, Veritable used the survey tool that we have started to implement for all our behaviour support clients – Qualtrics. The Qualtrics software has […]

Remote social work practice

Veritable is seeking to define the best of remote social work practice. There are many challenging aspects to practice in remote Australia, from effective cross-cultural work, to ‘dual relationships’ (when you see your client at the local shops and your children play on the same team), to the tyranny of distance, to underfunded or non-existent […]

Quality over growth… yet the team expands

It has been a long time between updates. A lot has happened in the past year in Veritable. Veritable has been slowing building up its practitioner team, valuing quality services over growth. This is a very important guiding principle for us. In the end, we want to be seen as a company that promotes the […]

Chris and Klara join the team

It is with great pleasure that we announce two new members who’ve joined the Veritable team. Chris is an accredited social worker with loads of experience and a commitment to ethics and high quality service. Chris will be providing specialist support coordination and social work interventions. Klara is a psychology student with creative flair, who’s […]

Quality and growth

There is a constant tension in the challenge of owning a NDIS-based business between growing (such that you can offer your services to a larger number of people) and losing touch with what you do and why. Part of the reason we chose to establish Veritable, stepping out into the unknown, was to set the […]

More than just a business

Social responsibility is part of corporate responsibility, values and ethics. It’s impossible to be in business in disability or human services and operate on standard ‘for profit’ lines. The inequities and injustices that the people we serve, who enable our business to exist and succeed, are part of our responsibility to address as business owners. […]

Beyond just setting the bar for behaviour support

I have been preoccupied of late with what it means to be a behaviour support practitioner. Last weekend, I settled down with a cup of tea to take in the new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission ‘competency framework’. Surely this eagerly anticipated guide would fuel my thinking, I pondered to myself. And it was … […]

The business of quoting

Quoting in the world of NDIS, it’s a tricky business but one that needs attention. There is a subtle interplay between what you can deliver and what the person has available in their plan. There is, after all, no point quoting for 40 hours of (what you might regard as necessary work) if the person […]