The NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is has now rolled out fully across the NT.  NT Friendship & Support have been part of the scheme since it rolled out and quite frankly, we're NDIS experts. 

If the NDIS is new to you, we can assist. We can help you to:

  • get connected 

  • prepare for your planning meeting

  • implement, understand and use your plan.

What is the NDIS? 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability, as well as their families and carers. It is a life-long scheme for Australian’s with a permanent and significant disability, investing in people now to improve their outcomes later in life.
In the past, the government would pay organisations directly to deliver a service. Now, the money goes to individuals and they get to decide which service is right for them. The NDIA call this ‘choice and control’. 

 
Eligibility

The NDIS supports people with significant and permanent disability who meet the following criteria:

  • Have significant limitations in communication, mobility or self care

  • Have an intellectual disability

  • Have a condition for which early intervention would result in an improved level of functioning

  • Be a person for whom intervention would have significant benefits

  • Once you qualify, under 65, you are in the scheme for life.

 

Services and Supports

Under the NDIS you are not limited to your existing supports. Examples of the things that you can include in your Plan:

  • Work and study assistance

  • Mobility and technological aids

  • Living skills like shopping or cooking

  • Connecting with support groups and mentors

  • Support for family and carers

  • Occupational therapy or physiotherapy

  • Community and sports activities

 

What next?

Call us today on (08) 8971 0027 to see how or pop into your nearest NTFS office to chat with us about how we can support you best on your NDIS journey.