At Workpower, we’re committed to connecting you with the right supports and services. And with so many resources out there, it can be difficult to understand what the NDIS is all about.
We’re here to help with that. Let’s start with a summary of the NDIS, who’s in charge of implementation, and what it means for you.
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides those with permanent or significant disability the support to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. It is an insurance scheme that takes a lifetime approach, investing early to improve outcomes later in life.
The NDIS funds support for people with disability that is considered reasonable and necessary to live an ordinary life.
NDIS helps people with disability to access:
- Mainstream services and supports (education and health)
- Community services and supports (sports clubs, groups, and libraries)
- Funded supports (disability providers, therapy, and ITC)
- and maintain informal supports (family and friend networks)
Find out more about the specifics here.
Who implements the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the Federal governing body in charge of implementing the NDIS. Trials began at select sites in 2013, and have since spread out across Australia. By 2019, they aim to support 460 000 people with disability.
As of the 12th December 2017, WA decided to rejoin the rest of the nation under the NDIS. Participants currently on the previous WA NDIS will transition over from April to December 2018 in a progressive rollout. From the 1st July 2018 new individuals will be eligible for the scheme.
Stay tuned as we cover the eligibility requirements, application process, and making your first plan in the next installment!
As a certified NDIS Service Provider, Workpower has all the answers to your questions. To find out more information or discover more about our services, please call us at 9445 6500 or contact us here!