What does the NDIS do?
Providing funding to eligible people based on their individual needs
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life. Every NDIS participant will have an individual plan that lists their goals and the funding they have received. NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services that will help them achieve their goals. Everyone has different goals, but they could include things like getting and keeping a job, making friends or participating in a local community activity. NDIS participants control the support they receive, when they receive it, and who provides it.
Who is eligible?
1. Are you under 65 years old? To access the NDIS you must be younger than 65 years old at the time you apply.
2. Do you have Australian residency?
To access the NDIS you must live in Australia and be:
- an Australian citizen, OR
- a permanent resident, OR
- hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
3. Do you usually need support from another person or use special equipment to complete everyday tasks because of a permanent and significant disability?
4. To access the NDIS you need to have a permanent and significant disability that stops you from doing everyday things by yourself. This includes disabilities that are episodic such as people who have a significant and lifelong psychosocial disability.
5. Do you need some supports now to reduce your support needs in the future?
To access the NDIS to receive early intervention supports you must:
- have a permanent disability, or
- be a child younger than 9 years with a significant developmental delay requiring a certain level of intervention, and
There needs to be evidence that getting support now will help you by:
- reducing the impacts of your disability or developmental delay and building your skills and independence.
What services will CGH provide under NDIS?
CGH has registered with the NDIS to provide the following services:
- Early Childhood Supports – this includes all Allied Health services for children younger than 9 years.
- Therapeutic Supports – this includes all Allied Health services for people between 9 and 65 years.
- Home modification –Occupational Therapy
- Assistive Products -Household Task – Occupational Therapy
- Communications& Information Equipment – Speech Pathologist
- Ex Physiology/ Personal Training – Exercise Physiologist
- Personal Mobility Equipment – Occupational Therapy
We can still provide all our other normal services to the participant (in addition to the ones we are registered to provide).
If you are unsure about your eligibility for NDIS or have not been accepted as a participant in the scheme, please contact the NDIS on 1800 800 110 (For those between 9 and 65 years).