What is the NDIS?
NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme. This scheme is to help people with a disability their families and carers.
The NDIS is available to Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports that they need for an ordinary life.
The NDIS first began with trial sites around Australia from July 2013. From 2016 -2019 the scheme will be rolled out across Victoria.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are responsible for delivering the NDIS.
In the Loddon Mallee area NDIS has partnered with Intereach to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) Services and Early Childhood Early Intervention Services (ECEI) for the NDIS. These areas include Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander.
Local Area Coordinators have three key roles:
- They will link you to the NDIS
- Link you to information and support in the community, and
- Work with their local community to make sure it is more welcoming and inclusive for people with a disability.
Intereach can be contacted on 1300 488 226
For further information about the NDIS you can go to their website by clicking here
The NDIS is all about giving participants choice and control over the services they receive and making sure that the providers are paid quickly for the services that they deliver.