NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme

1. What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (the NDIS) will provide a new way to help people under the age of 65 with disability get care and supports.

The NDIS will be rolled out in the Gannawarra Shire from 1 January 2019.

In preparation for the NDIS roll out, Council will apply for Approved Provider Status with the NDIS. This is to ensure quality services and a smooth transition will occur for all disability participants in the Gannawarra Shire.

Information sessions about the NDIS will be held in the Gannawarra Shire area and neighbouring councils. See upcoming information sessions for more details.

 

Local Area Coordinator and Early Childhood Early Intervention - Intereach

Intereach has been announced as the Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) provider for the NDIS in Gannawarra Shire.

As an NDIS partner, Intereach will deliver LAC and ECEI in the Local Government area of Gannawarra.

Local Area Coordination services assist people to navigate the NDIS. This includes providing planning and coordination services to give people with disability choice and control over the services they use. LAC also supports people to navigate mainstream services and become an active part of their community.

ECEI supports children aged 0 to 6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. ECEI works with families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

More information about Local Area Coordination services can he found here

Further information on the Early Childhood Early Intervention program can be found here

Intereach can be contacted on 1300 488 226 (toll free) or visit www.intereach.com.au/

 

2. How do I access the NDIS?

To become an NDIS participant a person must:

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities
  • Be aged less than 65 years when they first enter the NDIS
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa, and
  • Live in Australia where the NDIS is available.

The NDIS also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.

You can find out more about applying for the NDIS by visiting How to apply on the NDIS website or by calling 1800 800 110. 

 

3. Upcoming information sessions

Carers Victoria has a range of introductory information regarding the NDIS, available online from its NDIS Carers Online Program.

 

NDIS Community conversations in the Mallee – Kerang, 27 August

Do you have questions about the NDIS? If you have questions about the NDIS and would like to speak to an NDIA staff member – drop in and see us and have your questions answered one on one.

The session is an opportunity for people with disability, their families and carers to have a short one on one conversation with someone from the NDIS about access to the scheme and how to best prepare for an NDIS planning conversation.

They are intended to provide an alternative way of sharing information with people who may not wish to attend the larger community information session.

Date: Monday 27 August

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Venue: Kerang Neighbourhood House

Address: 49 Wellington Street, Kerang VIC

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS community information session – Lake Boga, 28 August

This Community Information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff to raise awareness and understanding of the NDIS for potential participants, family, carers and community members.

Date: Tuesday 28 August

Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm

Venue: Lake Boga Community Centre

Address: Lalbert Road, Lake Boga VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Lake Boga Community Information Session 28 August 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS community information session – Swan Hill, 28 August

This Community Information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff to raise awareness and understanding of the NDIS for potential participants, family, carers and community members.

Date: Tuesday 28 August

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Venue: Swan Hill Town Hall auditorium

Address: 53-57 McCallum Street, Swan Hill VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Swan Hill Community Information Session 28 August 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au