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Provider Spotlight: Ignite Healthcare

Ignite Healthcare aim to enrich the lives of Australians through accessible healthcare solutions. The passion for the work they do, respect for the people they assist, and professional services and supports they provide everyday means Ignite Healthcare is a provider you may wish to consider having on your provider team.

Ignite Healthcare Team
Ignite Healthcare Team

Who are Ignite Healthcare?


The Ignite Healthcare story began in 2018 with Melbourne physiotherapists David Dinca and David Robin. What started out as a goal to enrich the lives of people within their community quickly turned into a reality. Although the Davids had different reasons for being drawn to healthcare and starting Ignite, they both shared the same values – passion for healthcare, integrity, respect, and providing accessible healthcare solutions for people with disability.


“My niece, Alice, was born with severe cerebral palsy. She is the biggest influence in my life, and I like to think her influence extends throughout the Ignite team. In her own special way, she is caring for the many we care for in the community.” David Dinca


Co-founder and Director David Dinca has always envisioned Ignite Healthcare having a national presence, not only in Australia’s major cities but also in smaller, more rural areas. This dream has started to become a reality with the launching of the Ignite Healthcare Brisbane office in 2021. With Ignite now in two major locations – Melbourne and Brisbane – more NDIS participants can access the important supports and services that Ignite can offer.


How Ignite can support you


Ignite Healthcare offers supports to Early Childhood (formerly Early Childhood Early Intervention or ECEI), paediatrics, teens, and adults.


Ignite strive to provide inclusive care and supports for NDIS participants, which is reflected in the growing list of supports they offer.


In 2020, Ignite introduced Occupational Therapy as a coupling service to the physiotherapy already on offer. The following year in 2021, Speech Pathology was added to their supports along with approved ECEI registration.


Ignite services and supports:

  • Physiotherapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Pathology

  • Positive Behavioural Support

  • Allied Health Assistance

  • Psychology

How Ignite works with the NDIS


Ignite Healthcare is an NDIS registered provider who can provide vital supports to NDIS participants who have funding in their NDIS plan to support their disability related needs and goals.


NDIS funding is broken into three main categories – Core, Capacity Building and Capital Supports.

  • Core Supports – includes functional support needs for daily living, participation, access to community supports and activities.

  • Capacity Building Supports – includes supports for skill building, training, learning, capacity building, accessing employment, improving health and wellbeing and support coordination.

  • Capital Supports – includes the purchase of one-off items such as equipment, technology, or modifications. It also includes funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation.

It’s important to note that each of the three main NDIS support categories have subcategories to further refine the support needs and funding. Some of these subcategories are flexible, like with Core Support funding, whereas others are not, like with Capital Support funding.


As an NDIS participant, funding for supports provided by Ignite Healthcare are likely to fall into the following categories and subcategories:


Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Life and Assistance with Social and Community Participation.


Capacity Building Supports – Increased Social and Community Participation and Improved Health and Wellbeing


Capital Supports – Assistive Technology*


*The Ignite Healthcare team may be able to recommend Assistive Technology (AT) that can help to support an NDIS participant. However, it is also important to review the NDIS AT rules and regulations to ensure that the AT can be funded under the NDIS.


Accessing Ignite


Since beginning their journey in 2018, the Ignite team have dedicated themselves to providing NDIS participants with the very best service through their passion for providing accessible healthcare solutions for people with disability. This includes accessing the Ignite Healthcare services which is an incredibly easy process.


There are two main ways you can access their services:


1. Online form


Their website has a section dedicated to NDIS participants, where you can request and appointment at the click of a button. All you need to do is fill in some key details in the online request an appointment form and they can book an appointment with a member of their team who best suits your needs.


2. By phone


You can contact the Ignite team on 1800 446 448 to discuss booking an appointment or for more information. They may still ask you to fill in a form with additional details necessary to provide you with the support you need.


For more information about Ignite Healthcare, you can visit their website by clicking here.


Read more about the benefits of working with an independent, professional Plan Manager. Alternatively, contact our friendly team on 1300 322 273 or support@first2care.com.au.

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