National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

 

What Is The NDIS

The NDIS is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability, providing funding directly to individuals.

 

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.

The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

 

For more information please visit the following website:

https://www.ndis.gov.au/ 

Published service prices: Connect2Group charge its NDIS services at the price limit in the NDIS Support Catalogue for all supports.

Eligibility

 The NDIS will provide funding to people who are:

  • Between the ages of 7 and 65 years 
  • Currently ive in Australia and I am an Australian citizen or have a Permanent or Special Category Visa
  • Need support from a person because of a permanent and significant disability
  • Use special equipment because of a permanent and significant disability
  • Need some supports now to reduce your future needs

People can use the NDIS Access Checklist to check their eligibility.  Click the following link to check your eligibility here

 

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To join the NDIS you need to meet access requirements

This includes the Scheme being available in your area, your age, your residency status and the nature of your disability.

Am I eligible?

  

 

What Can Connect2Group Offer Me?

If you qualify for support under the NDIS, Connect2Group can help you to access services and supports including but not limited to:

  • Social and community participation - Our Lifestyle Options service can support you to become an active member of the community.
  • In-home support - Our Community Living Support Service can empower you to live independently in your own home.
  • Work and learning - Our Employment Service can help you to secure and maintain a job.
  • Plan management - Our Team can assist you to manage funding for supports included in your Plan.
  • Support Coordination - Our Team can help you to connect with and coordinate multiple services, and strengthen your ability to implement your Plan.

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

Email: lesley.siddall@connect2group.org.au


School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) 

School leaver employment supports help participants move from school to work and are available in the final years of school and directly after leaving school.

Providers who deliver school leaver employment supports help young people prepare, look for and gain employment. They provide meaningful, individualised capacity building activities so young people can achieve their employment goals.

As part of managing a participant’s employment barriers, providers can:

  • Support a participant’s unique pathway to employment
  • Help foster partnerships and goodwill in the local community
  • Use their professional networks to engage and connect with employers.

 

 

 

School leaver employment 

School leaver employment supports funding builds a participant’s ability and confidence to enter the workforce.

The NDIS can fund school leaver employment supports for up to two years, depending on the participant’s circumstances.

Each school leaver’s employment supports will be different. The following skills may be part of an individual program of supports to help participants get ready for employment:

  • Money handling skills
  • Time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Discovery activities
  • Work experience
  • Job ready skills
  • Travel skills
  • Personal development skills

Providers 

Providers work with participants to help them get ready for work. They plan employment pathways and develop tailored activities to meet each participant’s needs. Supports can be delivered individually, in a group, or a combination of both.

These supports typically include:

  • Work experience in an inclusive employment environment
  • Employability and/or vocational specific skills
  • Other foundation skills that enable engagement in work (for example travel training or money handling).
  • It is important to consider the needs of the participant and family when transitioning from a structured school environment.
  • Participants may initially be seeking regular activity and structure while others will be ready for a highly individualised service.
 


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