The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national scheme offering funding to those living with a disability, aiming to help them gain greater independence, access to new skills, and secure employment or volunteer opportunities. The NDIS helps around 500,000 Australians living with a disability connect with services in the community, and ultimately, improve quality of life.
There are many challenges faces when securing NDIS funding, but services like Inala Community House are here to help. Read on to learn more about the NDIS and how our team can help eligible clients secure funding.
How Does NDIS Work?
First, it is important to determine eligibility for the funding. The NDIS have a standardized process for this. Visit their website, and first check the eligibility checklist to find out if you meet the criteria (please note: this is just a guide). To apply, you must complete an Access Request Form and await a decision from the NDIS board. Your ‘access decision’ letter will inform the outcome, and if successful, you can then create your NDIS plan.
Common Challenges Faced with NDIS
One of the most common challenges that we see at Inala Community House is simply the lack of knowledge about support available and how to use plans in the most effective way. There are a lot of aspects to the NDIS and it can be a stressful and confusing time for those trying to secure funding – so it’s understandable that once successful, creating an NDIS plan is something that is often the afterthought.
How Can Inala Community House Help?
Here at Inala Community House, we aim to help our local community in any way that we can. We have a designated NDIS team, that anyone can access upon request. Once you’ve made contact with us, we’ll start with an initial meeting the ensure that we can help support every individual in the best way possible. Our team is diverse and has years of experience in the community sector, meaning that we have strong relations with service providers in the local area and are highly experienced in ensuring that the people we support are receiving the most appropriate care for their needs. As a part of our roles, we stay up to date with any changes within the NDIS and ensure our participants are informed, to afford to minimal impact for the person.
Contact Inala Community House for Assistance with NDIS
We pride ourselves with going above and beyond and tailoring our supports to suit our participants and their families. If you’re looking for assistance with NDIS, please contact us now via our website or give us a call on (07) 3372 1711.