We’re heading into June now, and plenty of changes to the NDIS in WA will soon come out: here’s what you need to know about the upcoming roll out dates and transition period.
How is the NDIS going so far?
Latest statistics show that 45,000 Australians are now receiving NDIS support for the first time. So far, the national roll out is making good progress towards supporting 460,000 individuals by the end of 2020.
The good news is that 1,804 West Australians have gained access to the scheme, and 8,700 are expected to transfer from WA NDIS.
The transfer process began in January and will be complete by December this year. The scheme will be rolled out in phases, and here are the dates per geographical area to look out for:
- April – July 2018: North East Metro and inner Wheatbelt, including Bassendean, Bayswater, Chittering, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Northam, Swan, Toodyay, and York
- July – November 2018: South Metro, including Armadale, Mandurah, Murray, Rockingham, and Serpentine-Jarrahdale
- August – October 2018: Central South Metro, including Kwinana and Cockburn
From September to December, individuals in the Lower South West and the Kimberley and Pilbara area will be transferred.
Once the transfer process has begun in your area, you should be contacted by the State Government and your Local Coordinator to request consent for transferring your details from WA NDIS to national NDIS. From there, a plan transfer meeting with an NDIA planner will be arranged.
We recommend that you take this opportunity to review your current plan and what you’d like to achieve with your supports.
Upcoming info sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions in the WA area:
Plan Implementation Sessions
- 11th June, Midland: 5.00 – 6.00pm
- 18th June, Midland: 10.00 – 11.00am
- 25th June, Midland: 5.00 – 6.00pm
Need some help?
We know that understanding the NDIS can be a difficult task. If you need one-on-one advice and support, don’t hesitate to contact us – we can walk you through all the options for your individualised NDIS pathway. These are some of the areas that we can help you with:
- NDIS advice and planning
- Individualised and group supports
- Work placement opportunities
- Customised employment pathways
- Parent and carer support