What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide government funding directly to people living with a disability rather than to service providers. In the past, government funding went straight to government approved services. With the roll-out of the NDIS to begin in July this year in many areas across Australia (it will take two years to fully implement), it will give people with disability the choice and control they deserve. People living with a disability have the right to decide their own best interests. The NDIS will create flexible, client-driven and community enhancing opportunities for people living with a disability, which in turn means better choice and access to services and supports and a greater choice in selecting activities around your personal lifestyle.
This means that you might be eligible for a funding package so it is important to begin thinking about the supports you might need.
What is the NDIS?
From 1 July 2016, people living in the Hunter, New England, Southern New South Wales, Central Coast, Northern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains districts will be able to access the NDIS.
Who is Eligible for the NDIS?
You must be an Australian citizen, hold permanent residency or hold a Protected Special Category visa. You must be aged under 65 years. To meet the NDIS disability rules you need to have a disability or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong) and that stops you from doing everyday things by yourself.
You may qualify if you usually
need support from a person or assistive equipment to:
- Understand and be understood by other people
- Make and keep friends and cope with feelings and emotions
- Understand, remember and learn new things
- Get out of bed and move around the home and outside the home
- Take a bath or shower, dress and eat
- Do daily jobs, handle money and make decisions
To find out more, you can visit the NDIS website.
At Healthcare Request we are supporting
people and their families to be NDIS ready by:
- Assistance with daily personal activities
- Support to participate in the community, social and civic activities
- Development of daily living and life skills
- Assistance with travel and transport arrangements
- Training for independence in travel and transport
- Assistance with daily life in a group or shared living arrangement
- Household tasks
To enquire further as to how Healthcare Request can help you, click here.