NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

Interchange Gippsland has produced a NDIS Carer Resource Manual for carers and family members of a person with a disability.

A carer is someone who provides support to a person with disability and is not contracted as a paid or voluntary worker.  Carers are often a family member or guardian.  Interchange Gippsland’s Carer Resource manual will help you to prepare for planning conversations with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

You have a key role in supporting the person you care for to identify and access the supports they need to live a good life.  Being able to provide detailed information on the supports the person you care for needs is important to the development of a good plan for them.  By providing this information, you can make sure the person you care for gets a plan that includes all the supports they need.

The Carer Resource manual is divided into 2 parts:

  • Part 1: Information about the NDIS
  • Part 2: Role of the Carer

Download Interchange Gippsland’s Carer Resource Manual

Program Guide

NDIS Provider registration number: 4050008478

 

 

Interchange Gippsland Programs NDIS Support Categories NDIS Benefits and Outcomes

YAS

Day Service for Adults 18 years +

  • Assistance to access community, social and recreational  activities – individual
  • Group based community, social and recreation activities
  • Assistance with daily life
  • Assistance with self care activities
  • Social inclusion and development of social networks and friendships
  • Community connection
  • Meet new people and develop friendships
  • Development of life and independent living skills
  • Self care for carers and participants (formerly known as respite)
  • Improve and develop communication skills
  • Support coordination
  • Increase capacity to access your local community
  • Opportunity to access new activities and try new things

Friendship Group

(Adults 18 – 30 years)

  • Assistance to access community, social and recreational  activities – individual
  • Group based community, social and recreation activities
  • Social inclusion and development of social networks and friendships
  • Community connection
  • Meet new people and develop friendships
  • Development of life and independent living skills
  • Self care for carers and participants (formerly known as respite)
  • Improve and develop communication skills
  • Support coordination
  • Increase capacity to access your local community
  • Opportunity to access new activities and try new things

Friends for Life

(Adults 30 years +)

  • Assistance to access community, social and recreational  activities – individual
  • Group based community, social and recreation activities
  • Social inclusion and development of social networks and friendships
  • Community connection
  • Meet new people and develop friendships
  • Development of life and independent living skills
  • Self care for carers and participants (formerly known as respite)
  • Improve and develop communication skills
  • Support coordination
  • Increase capacity to access your local community
  • Opportunity to access new activities and try new things

Roadies

(Youth 14 -17 years)

  • Assistance to access community, social and recreational  activities – individual
  • Group based community, social and recreation activities
  • Social inclusion and development of social networks and friendships
  • Community connection
  • Meet new people and develop friendships
  • Development of life and independent living skills
  • Self care for carers and participants (formerly known as respite)
  • Improve and develop communication skills
  • Support coordination
  • Increase capacity to access your local community
  • Opportunity to access new activities and try new things

HOP

(Youth 10 -13 years)

  • Assistance to access community, social and recreational  activities – individual
  • Group based community, social and recreation activities
  • Social inclusion and development of social networks and friendships
  • Community connection
  • Meet new people and develop friendships
  • Development of life and independent living skills
  • Self care for carers and participants (formerly known as respite)
  • Improve and develop communication skills
  • Support coordination
  • Increase capacity to access your local community
  • Opportunity to access new activities and try new things

Purchased Care

1:1 Support

(all age groups)

  • Assistance to access community, social and recreational  activities – individual
  • Assistance with daily life
  • Assistance with self care activities
  • Social inclusion and development of social networks and friendships
  • Community connection
  • Meet new people and develop friendships
  • Development of life and independent living skills
  • Self care for carers and participants (formerly known as respite)
  • Improve and develop communication skills
  • Support coordination
  • Increase capacity to access your local community
  • Opportunity to access new activities and try new things

Connecting Family Activities

(Family Camp, Family days, Aboriginal family Camp, No Limits Camp)

  • Assistance to access community, social and recreational  activities – individual
  • Group based community, social and recreation activities
  • Assistance with daily life
  • Assistance with self care activities
  • Social inclusion and development of social networks and friendships
  • Community connection
  • Meet new people and develop friendships
  • Development of life and independent living skills
  • Self care for carers and participants (formerly known as respite)
  • Improve and develop communication skills
  • Increase capacity to access your local community
  • Opportunity to access new activities and try new things
Coordination of Supports
  • Assistance to strengthen participants ability to coordinate their supports and participate in the community
  • Resolving points of crisis
  • Developing resilience in participant’s’ network