It’s really important that you’re well informed about the NDIS and what it can fund so you can make the most of it. Giving participants choice and control is an important focus of the NDIS.
The NDIA has released a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Decision Paper on Pricing and Payments. SDA refers to specialist housing for NDIS participants with complex needs.
Rosanna is a sociable 51-year-old woman with a love of coffee, family and as a result of NDIS funding, a new lease on life.
For the NDIS to live up to its objective of supporting people with disability to live an ordinary life and pursue their goals, participants will need to do their homework. A good place to start is the My NDIS Pathway page on the NDIS website. This page contains information that will help you to think about what your life looks like at the moment and what your goals are for the future, so your planner can develop the best possible plan for you.
The NDIA is implementing a planning process called First Plan to assist in bringing a large number of participants into the scheme from July 1. Participants will either be allocated a generic package or simply have their current state or territory funding package rolled across to the NDIS.
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We’re working hard to ensure that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will meet your support needs when national rollout commences on 1 July.
In this edition we introduce a video series by Carers Australia to help carers gain a better understanding of how they can support their family member through the NDIS planning process. If you’re preparing for a National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) planning meeting and don’t have family support, or it’s not appropriate for your family to support your plan implementation, requesting funded support coordination can be really valuable.
The building phase of the Summer Foundation Housing Demonstration Project in the Hunter region of NSW will be completed in 2016 and the first group of tenants has been selected to move in to the apartments in the coming months.
The NDIS funds individuals to purchase disability supports that are assessed as being “reasonable and necessary”. The NDIS will not fund services that are the clear responsibility of another sector such as health. However, the separation of disability from health supports can be unclear. Without access to a range of supports, young people will continue to be admitted to nursing homes, while others may find it difficult to leave. The Summer Foundation is continuing to work towards better outcomes for YPINH who require seamless health and disability services.
Some people may not be aware that there are several pharmaceutical and medical safety net schemes available that may help you save money on medication and medical services.
Carers Australia is working with carers who have successfully made the transition to the NDIS and can provide insight into how the system works through the peer conversation project. The project supports carers of people eligible for, but not yet enrolled in the NDIS by putting them in touch with carers who already care for someone receiving support from the NDIS.