NDIS

NDIS Service

Working with people with a disability and their support network is a crucial part of what we do at Community Service Aid. The NDIS has changed the way people access disability care, and as a registered NDIS provider in Melbourne, we can help you meet your goals.

Community Service Aid can help you and those closet to you, to make the transition as uncomplicated as possible, We can help you

  • Understand the NDIS and find out if you meet the eligibility criteria
  • Identify goals and aspirations that the NDIS will consider funding
  • Prepare you for your regular planning meeting with the NDIA staff and help you gather the paperwork you need to make this a smooth process
  • Quick and responsive appointments to meet and discuss your needs
  • Choice about who supports you and where this is delivered
  • A coordinated approach - you can get most of your services and supports from us, if not we can recommend other services and assist you to link up with these.
  • We would love to hear from you to discuss with NIDS Providers Bacchas Marsh and how we could support you. You can phone us or send through an enquiry through the website

What is NDIS scheme?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a new way for people with disability to receive support, offering more choice, control and a lifetime approach to each person’s needs. It is usually referred to as the NDIS. To get started with the NDIS you will talk with a planner who works for or with the National Disability Insurance Agency, the NDIA or a Local Area Coordinator. To find out more about the NDIS, check out this link: www.ndis.gov.au.

Who is eligible for NDIS?

To find out if you are eligible, follow this link:
https://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist.html

How can we help?

We can help you in designing a support model to best suit your needs and what we offer in your area.

Our supports offer: • Choice and control. You decide what you want to happen, including the type of support staff who work with you. We will ensure that your person-centred plan has the flexibility to provide as many options as possible within your budget. This means that activities will occur at times and in circumstances to best suit your needs

How can I transistion to the NDIS from my current arrangements of disability support?

The NDIA will contact you to discuss your current needs and support levels. They will talk to you about your goals and specific requirements to meet your goals.

If you would like us to attend any meetings or assist you while transition into the NDIS, we are here to assist you when the service becomes available in your area.

What is NDIS commission?

The NDIS Commission is an independent government body that works to improve the quality and safety of NDIS services and supports, solve problems and strengthen the skills and knowledge of NDIS providers and participants. More information on the NDIS Commission can be found by visiting https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/

When does the NDIS commission start?

  • 1st July 2018 – New South Wales and South Australia.
  • 1st July 2019 – Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria.
  • 1st July 2020 – Western Australia

What is I’m not currently receiving disability supports, will I be able to be part of the NDIS?

If you are not currently receiving support but feel you should, you still may be able to apply. To find out if you can access services, go to the NDIS website [www.ndis.gov.au] and use the NDIS Access Checklist.

If this shows you are not eligible, there may other ways you can get help outside the NDIS. Information, Linkages and Capacity Building is being set up by the NDIS to support people like yourself. Full details of this services are found on the NDIS website. It is important to remember that you do have to be under age 65 when you first become a participant.

The scheme is rolling out progressively so you also have to live in a rollout area. Depending where you live, there may be other age and residence requirements that need to be met in the roll out phase