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Your Information Hub

Welcome to our information hub where you can read all about the latest innovations in the delivery of disability services in the home and in the community.

We will also keep you up-to-date with any relevant changes in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that you might need to know about.

Who manages the NDIS?

What is it?

Launched in 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a fundamental change by the Federal Government in the way disability support is delivered. Not just a funding vehicle, the NDIS aims to promote inclusion, capacity building and accessibility in the broader community.

It is design to provide people living with a disability with meaning, choice and control over the services they access and to assist them with the goal of living a fulfilling life within the community.

A complete rollout is expected across the country by 2020. WA will be joining the scheme fully from July 1 2018, at which point the State Government will hand over the running of the scheme to the federal body.

People already taking part in the state scheme will transfer to the nationally delivered scheme between April and December 2018. They will be contacted by the WA government and advised of the next steps to be taken.

What can it offer me?

Signing up for the NDIS provides the following benefits:

  • Choice and control over your supports.
  • Information and assistance to make the best choices and decisions.
  • Flexible funding that allows your support to change with your needs.
  • An opportunity to participate more fully in your community.

NDIS Benefits

Signing up for the NDIS provides the following benefits:

  • Choice and control over your supports
  • Information and assistance to make the best choices and decisions
  • Flexible funding that allows your support to change with your needs
  • An opportunity to participate more fully in your community

FAQs

Who manages the NDIS?

The NDIS is managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIA has Planning and Support Coordinators who you will meet with to assist you to develop a plan. We can also assist in these meetings and help ensure an effective delivery of your services.

 

When can I apply to join the NDIS?

If you live in one of the areas listed and do not already receive disability services, you can access funding through NDIS without having to wait. We recommend that families contact the NDIA straight away to start the application process. You can also visit the NDIS website to see if you will be eligible to participate in the NDIS. If you are still unsure if you are eligible then give us a call us on (08) 9340 7283.

What if I do not live in and NDIS eligible area?

If you do not live in the local government areas listed, you will not be eligible to participate in the trial of the NDIS but you will continue to be eligible for existing funding and services offered by the State Government and the Australian Government. We can help you find out if you are eligible and what services are available to you. You can visit the NDIS website any time for updated information on the roll out of NDIS across Australia.

Who can I contact for more information?

We’re experts in dealing with the NDIS system, so give us a call and we’d love to assist you. Call us today on (08) 9340 7283

Alternatively you can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110 between 8am and 8pm (EST) weekdays or visit www.ndis.gov.au .You can also visit the NDIS office in Perth Hills which is located at 78–80 Railway Parade (corner Marion Street), Midland. The NDIA provides regular updates about the roll out and its operational plan on their website.

When will my suburb transition to the NDIS?

The NDIS website is your best source of information. This is the link to the current roll out schedule of the scheme in WA.

 

Who can help prepare me for the NDIS?

We have experience in preparing people for the NDIS and ensuring they make the most of their funding to allow for absolute best quality of life.

Things You Need To Know About The NDIS

  1. The NDIS in WA will enable all eligible West Australians with disability to access individualised funding that is tailored to meet their needs and goals.
  2. To access the NDIS, participants will need to meet age, residency and disability or early intervention requirements. Participants must be aged less than 65 years at the time of their eligibility request to participate in the NDIS.
  3. In WA, NDIS participants are supported by a Local Coordinator. The Local Coordinators will support participants to create an individualised plan that supports their individual goals, strengths and needs. The plan will be reviewed on a regular basis (typically every 12 months).
  4. NDIS allows its participants to have choice and control in the planning and delivery of supports. Participants can choose to self-manage all of the funding, or part of the funding. They can also choose their service providers.
  5. Participants can use their funding for disability related supports and services that assist them to pursue the goals and vision in their NDIS plan. NDIS will assess these supports against reasonable and necessary criteria.
  6. Support clusters have been developed to encompass a range of services and support strategies. Support clusters include: Accommodation; Daily Living; Communication-Auslan; Wellbeing; Having a Break; Support planning; Behaviour support and specialist care; Therapy and specific specialist support.
  7. Planning support is available to help participants in preparing for the transition to the NDIS in WA. 

Are you considering signing up for the NDIS and want to know how to make the process simple while maximising your benefits?

Call us today to find out more about what we can do for you.