WA NDIS and NDIS

WHAT IS THE NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the way support is provided to Australians living with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary supports for eligible people under 65 years of age with a permanent and significant disability.  These supports are to help people with their day to day needs, as well as build capacity to achieve their goals in life whether at home, in the community or at work.

The NDIS is an insurance scheme so aims to support people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

To find out more about the NDIS visit www.ndis.gov.au

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA?

In Western Australia, two versions of the NDIS have been operating since July 2014, the State Government administered WA NDIS and the nationally delivered NDIS through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

In December 2017, the Australian and Western Australian Governments agreed to WA joining the nationally delivered NDIS.  So this means, from Sunday, 1 July 2018 the NDIA will be responsible for delivering the NDIS in WA.  The NDIS will continue to be implemented on a geographical basis and fully rolled out across WA by 2020.

Visit the NDIS website here to find out about community information sessions in your area.

WHAT HAPPENS TO CURRENT WA NDIS PARTICIPANTS?

Current WA NDIS participants will transfer to the nationally delivered NDIS from April to December 2018.  More information about this transfer can be found here on the NDIS website.

HOW CAN SENSES AUSTRALIA HELP?

Senses Australia is a registered provider of the NDIS and can give you advice about the NDIS.  Our services are individually tailored and we currently provide a range of services to WA NDIS and NDIS participants.

WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION?

Contact us.

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 disabilty, their families and carers.  Register now, it’s free to attend and places are limited.  To find out more click here.