The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now being rolled out across Australia.
A range of new resources have been developed, including factsheets and videos, to help you understand and get ready for the NDIS.
Check out these new resources now on the NDIS Ready webpage:
- My NDIS Pathway booklet and video – a guide to being an NDIS participant
- Getting ready for the NDIS – a video on the simple steps you can take to get ready for the NDIS
- About the NDIS – a factsheet and video explaining the NDIS
- Reasonable and necessary supports – a video explaining what are reasonable and necessary supports
- Supporting families and carers – a factsheet for families and carers
- Working with the NDIS – a video for providers
- NDIS communications toolkit – NDIS communication materials and ideas to help individuals and organisations raise awareness about the NDIS in their community
- Videos profiling NDIS participants and people getting ready to join the NDIS.
WHAT IS THE NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia.
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.
Reasonable and necessary supports help people with disability achieve their goals, including independence, community involvement, employment and wellbeing.
Supports may include personal care and support, access to the community, therapy services and essential equipment.
The NDIS also provides people with disability, their families and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.
To learn more about the NDIS visit: What is the NDIS?
The roll out of the NDIS began from 1 July 2016 and is being introduced in stages around the country over the next three years to ensure it is successful and sustainable.
Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start to receive supports from the NDIS.
Now is the time to get ready.
AS A NSW-BASED PROVIDER, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Contact the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110 or view https://myplace.ndis.gov.au for more information on how to register as a provider and receive a toolkit.