National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS
How the NDIS will impact you
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of delivering services and support to people with permanent disability in Australia. By July 2019, it is estimated that 105,000 Victorians will have transitioned to the scheme. This includes 76,000 clients from the existing Victorian specialist disability and mainstream systems.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the independent agency responsible for implementing the NDIS. The NDIS will be rolled out progressively in Victoria over a three-year period from 1 July 2016.
When does the NDIS roll out in the Yarra Ranges?
The NDIS will be introduced to the Eastern Region including the Yarra Ranges municipality from 1 November, 2017.
How will the NDIS affect you?
Council provides high quality Home and Community Care (HACC) and would continue to do so for residents aged 64 and under who have a disability and are not eligible for the NDIS.
Some people who are 64 and under who receive HACC services may transition to the NDIS if they are eligible.
Those aged 65 and older would continue to receive services as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) delivered by Council.
What kind of services will Council continue to provide?
Council would not be registering as a provider under the NDIS but would continue to provide basic respite services for people with a disability who are 64 and under through HACC.
Under the report recommendations, Council would retain a strong role in continued and strengthened advocacy for residents in the municipality who have a disability and their carers.
As outlined in the Equity, Access and Inclusion Strategy, Council would continue working to create more accessible and inclusive communities that encourage participation of people with a disability.
For more information on being a Provider visit: ndis.gov.au/providers/provider-toolkit
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