What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia. The NDIS aims to put choice and control in the hands of the participant, giving the participant (or their representative) the ability to choose who provides a service or support, how these are provided and where they are provided.
The NDIS progressively rolled out in the Illawarra / Shoalhaven Local Government Areas during the 2017 / 2018 financial year, this means that most individuals and families are now receiving services through NDIS funding.
For further details on the NDIS roll out within NSW please visit the NDIS Website or contact one our team.
What about Noah’s Inclusion Services and the NDIS?
Noah’s Inclusion Services is a registered provider (for therapy and support coordination services) and plan manager within the NDIS. We are registered to deliver multiple services under the scheme and continue to focus on children and young people aged up to 18 years; we can also assist families / individuals with their plan management if required. Noah’s initially assisted with the roll out of the scheme as an Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partner, now that the scheme has been introduced we are focussing on providing high quality and effective services to assist participants to meet their goals.
Noah’s actually commenced assisting some families under the NDIS prior to the official roll out into the Illawarra / Shoalhaven; the reason for this is that some families moved into the Illawarra / Shoalhaven from an area that was accessing the scheme before July 1. This not only gave the Noah’s team some early insight into how the scheme works it also highlights one of the great benefits of the NDIS; the portability of the funding. Portability means that when a person moves town, city or even interstate, they take their allocated funding with them.
Need more information?
If you would like more information about the NDIS you can:
- Attend one of our information sessions as part of our Parent Room,
- Contact us to speak to one of our team,
- Link with us on the Noah’s Facebook page,
- Review our News and Events pages,
- Contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS Website.