What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the way of the future for disability services in Australia. It is a new system being introduced that will guide disability support services nationally by taking a whole-of-life approach to services. Essentially what this means is that under the NDIS, people with a disability, their families and carers, will have more support and choice over the services they receive.
The scheme is a large reform taking place in the disability sector. Therefore to ensure its sustainability for the future, it is being rolled out in stages by The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). A full national rollout of the scheme is expected by 2018.
Can I access the NDIS?
In order to access the scheme you need to meet certain residency and disability requirements. For individuals that are already in receipt of government funding for disability services, there is a high probability that you will also be eligible for NDIS funding.
To see whether you satisfy the residency and disability requirements, please refer to the NDIS website here.
How can ACARES help me prepare?
As a registered provider, ACARES can help you prepare for the NDIS. This will involve helping you understand the eligibility requirements and when the scheme will be available in your area. We understand that preparation is essential, therefore we will work with you and your support networks to ensure you are adequately prepared for your meeting with the Planner who will approve your financial package. ACARES will assist in planning your goals for the future and ensuring you have the right services in place to achieve these goals and aspirations. We will focus on delivering an integrated approach to planning where you have choice and control over decisions that impact your life.
Want to find out more?
Our team is happy to answer any questions you have about the NDIS, your individual Plan or the Plan for the person you support. You are welcome to call us on 1300 675 893 or send an enquiry using the Contact Us form.
If you live in an area where the scheme has already rolled out, we would be happy to meet with you for a confidential NDIS discussion.
Disclaimer: The NDIS is changing quickly. We will try to update this website as often as possible but please check all information at www.ndis.gov.au or by calling 1800 800 110.