WHAT IS THE NDIS?
The NDIS is new national approach to providing individualized support and services for people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
HOW DOES THE NDIS WORK?
The NDIS gives more choice and control over how, when, and where your supports are provided, and gives you certainty you will receive the support you need over your life time.
If you require it, the NDIS will also fund reasonable and necessary supports that help you achieve your goals such as therapies, equipment, home modifications, mobility equipment, taking part in community activities or assistance with employment.
WHO CAN ACCESS THE NDIS?
You need to meet the following requirements to access the NDIS:
- Have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.
- Be aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme.
- Be an Australian citizen, live in Australia and hold a permanent visa, or hold a protected special category visa.
WHAT SUPPORT CAN ONGOING CARE GIVE YOU?
Ongoing support may provide a range of services that are within the scope of NDIS. If you are unable to provide a service that you require we will connect you to the service provider that can.
You have the right to be supported by an advocate to assist you and represent your rights in anything related to the NDIS. You also have complete freedom to decide which advocacy service you wish to use. This means that you can use ongoing care to advocate for you, whether you are joining ongoing care as a client or you are already a client.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE NDIS?
You can find out more about the NDIS, and how ongoing care can help you through the NDIS journey, by asking for more information from your support worker or another ongoing care staff member, or you may visit the ongoing care website at www.ongoingcares.com.au