National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.
More information about the NDIS can be found on the NDIS website National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
What does it mean for people living in Coonamble Shire?
If you are a person with disability and you meet the access requirements you can become a participant in the scheme. If you do not meet the access requirements, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) may be able to provide you with information about other supports that could be of benefit to you and assist in referral to these.
The NDIS is due to roll out in Coonamble Shire in July 2017. If you need information about how the new scheme will affect you, how to access the scheme or any other information – visit the NDIS website.
Useful Factsheets –
My NDIS Pathway – A guide to being an NDIS participant - My NDIS Pathway
Supporting Families and Carers - Supporting families and carers
Early Childhood Early Intervention – how the NDIS can help your child - Early Childhood Early Intervention – how the NDIS can help your child
Link to the NDIS website fact sheet page - NDIS Fact sheets and publications
The Coonamble Community Directory provides contact details for local service providers - Coonamble Community Directory