A. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national scheme designed to improve disability services in Australia.
The scheme will provide people with disability, their families and carers more choice and control in their decision making through a new way of funding individualised support.
What this means is that rather than funding going directly to service providers such as Yooralla, it goes to the person with a disability and the funding allocated for supports align with the person’s goals.
Once the scheme is fully rolled out, the NDIS is anticipated to provide funding to approximately 460 000 Australians.
A. Yes, the NDIA understand that supports in a person’s plan may need to be revisited and amended to enable the person to achieve their personal goals. A review can be requested at any time during the life of a plan. It is always best however to be as prepared as possible to make sure a plan reflects the need of each individual.
A. The NDIA use a range of tools to assist with the assessment and planning process.
The planner will use a range of tools to identify support needs necessary to make progress on goals and aspirations.
Yooralla has developed an Planning with the NDIA - Preparation and Planning tool to help people to think about what support they currently access, what goals they have and what support might be needed. This includes paid support, informal support and funding for capital costs such as equipment or modifications.