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NDIS – Now is the Time to GET READY

i-heart-ndisWhat is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

 


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.

 

 

The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment and gives all Australians peace of mind that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability they will get the support they need to:

Access mainstream services and supports

These are the services available for all Australians from people like doctors or teachers through the health and education systems. It also covers areas like public housing and the justice and aged care systems.

Access community services and supports

These are activities and services available to everyone in a community, such as sports clubs, community groups, libraries or charities.

Maintain informal support arrangements

This is help people get from their family and friends. It is support people don’t pay for and is generally part of most people’s lives.

Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.


 

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. The NDIS will soon begin to roll out in the Toowoomba area and west to the borders from 1 January 2017. This covers the local government areas of:

  • Balonne
  • Bulloo
  • Goondiwindi
  • Maranoa
  • Murweh
  • Paroo
  • Quilpie
  • Southern Downs
  • Toowoomba
  • Western Downs

 

13627250_570619979765515_7368807750415605053_nNow is the time to get ready.

Visit the NDIS website to find out how people with disability, their families and carers, providers and the community can get NDIS Ready.