What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to provide Australians who have a disability with reasonable and necessary support in their everyday life.
The NDIS funds supports that are necessary for participants to achieve their goals.
The scheme recognises that needs and goals are different for everyone, however the overall aim is to:
In your NDIS plan, you are able to receive core, day-to-day living support for a range of activities so you can start or continue your participation in the community.
Accessing the NDIS
The NDIS is available to all eligible individuals across Australia.
To determine if you are eligible, you will need to live in an area where it is available, be under the age of 65 and have a disability that affects your ability to perform everyday activities.
Individual needs and support
An important goal of disability support services is to provide assistance and social support that meets the individual needs of each person with a disability. This can range from helping with household tasks and providing accommodation, to assisting with social and community participation.
For many people with disabilities, having access to the right support services can make a big difference in their ability to live independently and participate fully in society.
No matter what the individual’s needs are, the goal of disability support is to help them live as independently as possible and to participate fully in the community.