The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government initiative that provides support for Australians with a disability. The NDIS roll-out is currently underway and will be fully operational by July 2020. If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will need to choose a provider who can deliver the services you need. This blog post will help you understand the different types of NDIS providers and how to choose the right one for you.
What is the NDIS?
What does the NDIS stand for
The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, is a new way of providing support for Australians with a disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide peace of mind for people with a disability and their families, who have previously had to rely on an often fragmented and underfunded system of supports.
Under the NDIS, people with a disability will have access to the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life. This may include assistance with everyday activities such as getting dressed, cooking meals, going to work or school, taking part in community activities and maintaining relationships.
How does the NDIS work
The NDIS gives people with a disability more choice and control over the supports they receive. It also gives them greater certainty that they will be able to access the services they need as their needs change over time.
Under the NDIS, eligible people will receive a funding package that can be used to purchase services and supports from providers of their choice. This means that people with a disability will have more say in what services they receive, how those services are delivered and who delivers them.
Who is eligible for the NDIS?
Am I eligible for the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a needs-based scheme that provides support to people with a disability, their families and carers. To be eligible for the NDIS, you must:
- Be aged between 7 and 65 years
- Have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or hold a relevant visa
- Live in Australia
If you do not meet all of the above criteria, you may still be eligible for the NDIS if:
- You are aged between 0 and 6 years and have a developmental delay
- You are aged between 7 and 65 years and are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
To become eligible for the NDIS, you will need to provide evidence of your disability. This can include reports from health professionals, therapists or support workers.
What do I need to do to become eligible for the NDIS?
If you think you might be eligible for the NDIS, the first step is to contact the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS will assess your eligibility for the scheme and develop an individualised plan based on your needs.
How to choose an NDIS provider?
What are the different types of NDIS providers?
There are two types of NDIS providers: registered and unregistered. Registered providers have been vetted by the NDIS and have met certain quality and safety standards. Unregistered providers do not have to meet these standards, but they may still be able to provide services to NDIS participants.
How do I choose the right NDIS provider for me?
You should choose an NDIS provider that is best suited to meet your needs. To find a list of registered providers in your area, you can search the NDIS Provider Register. When looking for a provider, you may also want to ask friends or family members for recommendations.
What should I look for in an NDIS provider?
Some things you may want to consider when choosing an NDIS provider include:
- The type of services they offer such as NDIS community participation, NDIS Cleaning and Gardening Services, NDIS ABA Therapy, NDIS Respite Care, NDIS Domestic Care etc.
- Their location
- The reviews from other customers
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a vital support system for Australians with a disability. It provides funding for essential services and equipment that can help people with a disability to live independently and participate fully in the community.
Choosing the right NDIS provider is an important decision. There are a number of factors to consider, including the type of provider, their experience and expertise, and whether they offer the services you need. With careful research and planning, you can find an NDIS provider that will best meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.