NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme

1. What is the NDIS?

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

The NDIS was rolled out in the Gannawarra Shire on January 1, 2019.

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

Information sessions about the NDIS were held within the Gannawarra Shire area and neighbouring councils.

 

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. Gannawarra Shire Council - NDIS Services

Gannawarra Shire Council - NDIS Price List(PDF, 610KB)

The Gannawarra Shire Council is a Registered NDIS Provider. We offer NDIS participants a wide range of services to help you stay active, independent and living in your own home. 

We can help support you with daily life tasks, develop skills and assist with accessing the community, social and recreational activities. Some of our supports include; 

 

PERSONAL CARE

We can help support you with self-care activities that you are unable to perform on your own.

These tasks may include:

• Assistance or supervision with showering

• Dressing or grooming

• Assistance with mobility

• Assistance with food preparation

 

HOME CARE

We can help support you with house cleaning to maintain a comfortable home environment.

These tasks may include:

• Mopping

• Vacuuming

• Changing bed linen

• Clothes washing

 

COMMUNITY ACCESS

We can help you to access the community, social events and recreational activities.

These tasks may include:

• Shopping & bill paying

• Attending appointments

• Support with transport

• Attending social events

• Participate in leisure activities

 

HOUSE/YARD MAINTENANCE

We can help you with house and yard activities to maintain your home.

These tasks may include:

• Garden and lawn maintenance

• Smoke detector checks

• Light bulb replacements

• Installation of key safes

• Minor maintenance and repairs

 

Contact our Community Care team on 5450 9333 or communitycare@gannawarra.vic.gov.au to find out more about how we can help you achieve your NDIS goals today!

 

Links and guidelines

NDIS website

Accessing the NDIS

NDIS in Victoria

Intereach

Carers Victoria – Everything Carers

Carers Victoria – Everything Carers (NDIS resources)

NDIS Carers Online Program