What is NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is also called the NDIS.
The NDIS is a new way for people with disability under the age of 65 to get the care and supports they need to live a better life.
The NDIS recognises that everyone is different and gives people with disability choice and flexibility about the type of support they need, when they need it and who provides that support.
By 2019, the NDIS will support about 460,000 Australians with disability.
How can NDIS help you?
The life of each person with disability is different, so the support will be different for each person. If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will have a plan developed that says what is important to you, your goals and the care and support you need to achieve them. The NDIS will provide funding for the supports that are written in your plan.
What does the NDIS fund?
When you are approved for the NDIS, the NDIS will fund supports that are “reasonable and necessary” for you to live an ordinary life.
For a support to be funded it needs to be linked to an outcome identified in your plan.
There are three types of support:
- Core (Day to-day living and activities that increase your social or economic participation)
- Capital (A resource or piece of equipment, or home modification)
- Capacity Building (help you build the skills you need to live the life you want, such as opportunities to work, further your education, volunteer or learn something new.)
How can I get involved?
If you are thinking about applying for NDIS support, please download the Carers Support Manual below. We have put together lots of information in the manual and are happy to assist with any questions you might have.
For more information on NDIS please see ndis.org.au
Who is eligible for NDIS funding?
To become an NDIS participant a person must:
- Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities;
- Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS;
- Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa; and
- Live in Australia where the NDIS is available.
You can find out more information in the NDIS Carer Resource Manual below.
How do NDIS and Interchange Gippsland work together?
Interchange Gippsland is proud to be a registered service provider under the NDIS. We can provide you with a variety of high-quality support services in the Latrobe City, Bass Coast, South Gippsland and Baw Baw Shire areas, including:
- Doing fun activities with friends
- Feeling part of the community
- Learning skills to live independently
- Self care for carers and participants (respite)
- Communication skills
- Support Coordination
Speak to one of our staff today to find out how we can support you / the person your care for. We can also help with the NDIS planning processes.
NDIS Provider registration number: 4050008478