What is the NDIS?
Overview of the NDIS
The NDIS is the new way of providing support and funding to an estimated 500,000 Australians, under the age of 65, who have permanent and significant disability.
A permanent disability means the disability is likely to be lifelong. A significant disability is one that has a substantial impact on a participant’s ability to complete everyday activities.
The new system is designed to provide participants with support to enable them to live independently. This is done by the provision of assistance and / or products that help a participant in their daily life, as well as helping them to participate in the community and reach their goals.
What Support is Provided by the NDIS?
The types of support that the NDIS may fund for participants include:
- Daily personal activities
- Transport to community, social, economic and daily life activities
- Workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment
- Therapeutic supports including behaviour support
- Help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
- Help with a participant in relation to aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
- Home modification design and construction
- Mobility equipment, and
- Vehicle modifications.
How does the NDIS work for you?
The NDIS provides funding directly to eligible individuals. As a result, as an NDIS participant, you identify the support you need in your daily life, as well as what help you need to reach your goals. It also means you choose the NDIS provider you want to work with you.
Your first step is to develop a NDIS plan. Your plan will be all about you and your goals and needs. It will provide a lot of detail about the supports you will be funded for. In addition, it will also list the amount of funding you will receive for each of these supports.
Once your NDIS plan is approved, it will run for 12 months before being reviewed. If you require significant change to your plan, it will be reviewed earlier.
What are the Steps in Getting your NDIS Plan?
The following are the steps to get your NDIS plan. The planning process is very important as it determines the level of support you will get under NDIS.
- Contacting the NDIS to determine eligibility
- Preparing for your NDIS planning meeting
- Your NDIS planning meeting
- Your NDIS plan arrives
After these four steps you are ready to implement your plan to help you achieve your goals.
How can Perfect Care Help You?
Perfect Care are Registered NDIS Providers. We have highly qualified and experienced staff who are ready to assist you by providing the assistance you need to realise your plan. This assistance is always led by your choices, needs and goals.
We provide practical services which you may need, including:
- Independence support
- Daily personal activities
- Community, Activities & Support