The NDIS is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS replaces the old system of ‘block’ funds going to the organisations providing support. Instead, eligible people are assessed and allocated individualised funding. The idea is that everyone’s support needs are different and that each person can exercise choice and control over what services and supports they receive.
The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
In Queensland approximately 90,000 people will access the NDIS once it is fully rolled out by July 2019.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
For more information please visit the following website:
The NDIS will provide funding to people who are:
People can use the NDIS Access Checklist to check their eligibility. Click the following link to check your eligibility:
The Queensland Government is assisting people with disability, their families and carers to learn more about the NDIS by funding services to provide Information sessions, meetings, workshops, home visits, phone support and online resources.
Check this website to see what is happening in your area.
To get the best out of the NDIS we advise you to start thinking about your goals and aspirations and, as a suggestion, keep a record in a diary. This information will help you to develop your Plan. This Plan will list the supports that you will need to help you achieve your goals.
This is an invaluable exercise leading up to your entry to NDIS as our research has shown that:
If you qualify for support under the NDIS, Connect2Group can help you to access services and supports including but not limited to:
Our NDIS Coordinator can meet with you to discuss your individual needs and how Connect2Group can assist you to meet these needs. The conversation can be conducted over the phone or at a place of your convenience, the choice is yours!
Telephone: (07) 3286 7166
The NDIS will progressively roll out across Queensland over three years from July 2016 to June 2019.
Queensland’s transition will occur on a geographic basis, defined by Local Government Area (LGA) boundaries, as follows: