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What is the NDIS?

What is the NDIS and how will it help you? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a permanent and significant disability.

The NDIS is a national no-fault insurance scheme designed to change the way that disability services are delivered in Australia.

In 2013 the NDIS legislation was passed and the NDIS Act was created, along with the scheme and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIS is run by the NDIA, a government body responsible for allocating the funding and governing the regulations about the new way that disability support will be provided.

The NDIS aims to support:

  • People with a permanent disability, and their family and carers, by funding reasonable and necessary support for each person’s unique needs
  • Other community,  health and social services, by ensuring people are connected to the right services

What is the NDIS and what is it aiming to do?

It is a system developed to provide targeted support, better coordination and access to national services, if a disability affects an individual’s ability to take part in everyday activities.

The NDIS is already in operation and CareChoice, a registered and approved NDIS service provider, is working closely with clients and providing support services in the Barwon region trial site in Victoria.

The NDIS will be progressively rolled out across Victoria and will be available state-wide by July 2019. People who are currently receiving support through the Commonwealth and State governments will be changing over to the NDIS at varying times, depending on the sort of support they are receiving and where they live.

How is support provided under the NDIS?

Disability support will be delivered by NDIS approved providers. CareChoice is a NDIS approved provider of services and our client service managers provide support coordination.
They are happy to work with you to meet your individual needs, goals and aspirations including:

  • Developing a support plan based on goals and outcomes, and
  • Agreeing on reasonable and necessary supports to help you achieve your goals

To book a complimentary consultation call 1300 737 942 or email enquiries to CareChoice here.