The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of helping and supporting Australians with a disability (and their carers). It covers Australians under 65 with a permanent and significant disability they were born with, or have acquired. By investing in and helping people as early as possible, the NDIS hopes to improve outcomes for participants from an early age.
Each person covered under the NDIS has a plan that lists their goals and the support they require. The NDIS will fund these supports, and the participant is given a choice of how to use their funding. They may choose to use services from a number of providers.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) helps both providers and participants find each other. It helps people access providers, and gives providers support to improve their service offerings. The NDIA also helps connect participants to the service providers and supports in their community.
Flintwood will work with you to assist you with identifying supports you may need to live your life. Supports which may help you achieve goals in certain areas of your life, including independence, community involvement, employment and health and wellbeing.
The NDIS will take a flexible, whole-of-life approach to working with you, your family / carer, to develop an individualised plan. The NDIS gives you a voice, more choice and more control over how, when and where your supports are provided and also gives you the certainty you will receive the support you need over your lifetime.
If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will receive the funding on an annual basis to purchase the supports, services, aids and equipment that you require. Your needs will be assessed in a planning and assessment process managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Flintwood provides a number of support options to help get started with your NDIS planning and ensure you get the most from your plan.