About Healthy Emporium
Welcome to the Healthy Emporium.
I'm guessing if you have landed here you most likely want to know a bit more about me, what I am all about, my story and how I became passionate about Health and working within the disability sector.
For over 10 years I have been passionate about helping others achieve their goals through living a healthy lifestyle and with experience in Childcare, Fitness and having been exposed to a range of disabilities throughout my life through, family, friends and associates I knew I had the right skill set, drive and passion to add value to the community.
Commencing as a disability support worker working with clients who have varied disabilities I have gained the knowledge and skill sets to be able to assist my clients to move towards achieving their goals. Being able to utilise skills gained through Childcare, Fitness and Coaching has been of great benefit to my clientele. We have been able to adapt some challenging situations, brain storm new ideas and concepts and work with therapists to ensure the client has choice and control.
When working with clients my first and in my opinion most important aspect is ensuring they have choice and control whilst encouraging the client everyday. A good support coordinator will work to encourage the client to build skills, work towards achieving their goals, bring new ideas and concepts to the table, assist with engaging suitable supports/therapists and build their knowledge around the ever changing NDIS landscape.
Having developed knowledge of the NDIS and disability sector I have gained further qualifications to be able to assist with Support Coordination assisting clients to understand their plan, unpack the plan and put an action plan into place.
To find out more about Support Coordination and what this means see the information below.
I look forward to connecting with you and assisting you on your journey.
What Is Support Coordination?
Support Coordination will assist you to build the skills you need to understand, implement and use your plan. I will work with you to ensure a mix of supports are used to increase your capacity to maintain relationships, live more independently, be included in your community & find service providers and products best able to meet your individual needs. I understand your frustrations and concerns with understanding how the NDIS works, you are not alone all to often participants are issued with their plans and are overwhelmed as to where to start to implement the support they need and what services are available to them. I am here to support you, to do the leg work and assist you with maximising your plan.
How Can A Support Coordinator Help Me?
As a Support Coordinator I will support you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to community, mainstream and other government services. As a Support Coordinator I will focus on supporting you to build skills and direct your life as well as connect you to providers.
I will assist you to negotiate with providers about what they will offer you and how much it will cost out of your plan.
I will ensure service agreements are completed and cover the necessary items to ensure you are receiving the best support possible for your individual needs.I will help you to build your ability to exercise choice and control, to coordinate supports and access your local community.
I will assist you in planning ahead to prepare for your plan review.
I will assist you to 'optimise' your plan ensuring that you are getting the most out of your funded supports.
Areas Of Specialisation
Mental Health - Including Complex
Acquired Brain Injury
If you have a disability outside of the above areas it's not to say I can't assist you however I will also be honest and if I don't know the answers I will seek them for you. If I identify I am unable to assist you I have a great network of Support Coordinators specialising in many areas within the sector that I can refer you on to.
If you are ready to connect, needing someone to help you implement your plan click on the " Book Your Free Session" below.
We are so fortunate to have Kylie as our amazing support 😊
It can be extremely overwhelming when new supports come into your life, but I can honestly say that this was not the case with Kylie. From our very first meeting, Kylie made me feel comfortable and confident with who she was as a person and the level of support she would provide for my daughter.
Kylie has a natural understanding of what equality means. She is willing and more than happy to learn about the person she is supporting and genuinely wants to assist in ensuring a high quality of life for that person.
I have found Kylie to be extremely understanding and non judgemental of our situation and especially my daughter and her challenging behaviours.
Kylie is very easy to talk to and she willing shares her thoughts, ideas and expertise around appropriate activities, behaviour strategies and general daily living skills.
Kylie is also someone who reflects and problem solves throughout her day and where necessary will often have a new or different approach so to achieve a positive outcome for both herself and the person she is supporting.
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Kylie has been an amazing fit for our family and I am so happy, comfortable and confident to have her come into my home and support my daughter and I know and trust that my daughter is being cared for and supported in a safe and loving way.
Peta (Parent of Emma)
It is my pleasure to recommend Kylie Walker
As the parent of a child with a Disability it is often daunting when sourcing new supports to work within our family dynamic. I can wholeheartedly say that Kylie made this process so smooth and filled us almost instantly with confidence in her abilities.
Kylie is extremely confident within her skill set and this clearly stems from her experience within the industry. She was always open and wiling to intently listen to our requests and fully understand our sons level of support.
Kylie always expressed a desire to learn more about our sons needs so that she could genuinely assist in ensuring the highest level of support was provided to him at all times.
Kylie was always understanding of our family situation and especially when our sons needs flared to intense levels. She was never overwhelmed or showed signs of stress, she always absorbed as much information as she could and asked us the best way to support our son in those moments moving forward.
Kylie is Considerate, Observant, Thoughtful, Attentive, Reliable, Punctual, Adaptive, Supportive and always maintains a level of calm professionalism even during times of high stress.
Kylie made a positive impact on our family during her time supporting our son. I have no doubt that she will do the same with any families she supports in the future.
Simone (Parent of Samuel)
I have personally known Kylie for a number of years.
Kylie has always demonstrated integrity, drive, knowledge and creativity in both her professional and personal life.
Kylie has a lived experience with people living with a disability which will be a great asset to anyone with whom she works with.
I have seen Kylie assist people to work towards and achieve their goals with great success.