WHAT IS THE WA NDIS?
The WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (WA NDIS) provides individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers who meet the eligibility criteria.
The WA NDIS supports people with disability by helping them to:
- Exercise more choice and control over their supports and services
- Achieve a good life in their local community
- Build on natural supports such as friendships, neighbours and local community groups
People with disability, families and carers may choose to be supported by their WA NDIS Coordinator to explore new strategies and create a plan which is tailored to their unique needs and goals. Alternatively, they may wish to develop their own plans.
Planning focuses on natural networks, community supports and local connections wherever possible. Plans are individualised and may change over time, as the person’s needs and goals change.
Senses Australia is a registered WA NDIS service provider and can provide a comprehensive range of disability services to individuals with disability, their families and carers.
To find out more, please visit the WA NDIS website.
WHAT IS THE NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to support people with disability through individualised planning processes delivered with a lifelong approach. This is achieved by identifying to identify the ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports, services and equipment to enable a person to achieve goals in many aspects of life, including:
- Involvement in the community
- Health and wellbeing
Each participant in the NDIS will have an individualised plan which sets out:
- Their goals and aspirations
- The disability supports (services and products) that will be funded by the NDIS
- Other supports the person requires
Providers engage with participants by delivering supports in accordance with the participant’s plan.Senses Australia is a registered NDIS service provider and can provide a comprehensive range of disability services to individuals with disability, their families and carers.
Senses Australia also supports the provision of specialised assessment as per the Disability Insurance Scheme (DIS), where the person with a disability may have complex or unclear needs, or require long-term and/or intensive supports.
We have a range of professional staff who are able to carry out various assessments in order to determine the support needs of:
- An individual with complex needs
- When someone’s needs are unclear if they have not received service previously
- If communication is a barrier to understanding someone’s needs
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE NDIS?
Currently, the NDIS is well underway in many areas across Perth including the Hills, Lower South West and Kimberley-Pilbara regions. The NDIS will be available to all eligible Western Australians in these areas within three years of the state-wide roll out which started on Saturday, 1 July 2017.
Continuing in 2018 beginning on Sunday, 1 July, the NDIS will be available in the Goldfields Esperance communities, North Metro, remaining Wheatbelt, remaining South West and Central South Metro.
In 2019 beginning on Monday, 1 July, the NDIS will be available in the Midwest Gascoyne, Great Southern, Central North Metro and South East Metro.
To keep up to date with the latest developments, please visit the NDIS website.
WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION?
PREPARING FOR THE NDIS
The NDIS is continuing to roll out across Western Australia. Over the next few months, we will be running group and individual workshops for people with disability their families and carers. Register now, it’s free to attend and places are limted. To find out more, click here.