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National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS

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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?

The number of people living with disability receiving support in the Outer East Melbourne (Knox, Maroondah and the Yarra Ranges) area is expected to grow from 5700 to 7700 by 2019.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the independent agency responsible for implementing the NDIS.

Latrobe Community Health have been funded by the NDIA to act as the Local Area Coordinator and provide support to residents who may or are accessing the NDIS.  

Some people who are 64 and under who currently receive Home and Community Care (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?

Yarra Ranges Council will not be an NDIS provider, but will continue to provide the Home and Community Care (HACC) program, which provides domestic assistance, personal care, respite care, meals on wheels and other services, while State Government funding continues.

As outlined in the Equity, Access and Inclusion Strategy, Council continues working to create more accessible and inclusive communities that encourage participation of people with a disability.

More information

For more information about HACC, visit Council's HACC page.

Visit www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110 to find out how people with disability, providers and the community can get NDIS Ready, or call Latrobe Community Health on 1800 242

 

 

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