What is the NDIS?
The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is being delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as a new way to help people under 65 with disability get care and supports. It intends to give people with disability more choice, flexibility and control over their lives by giving them access to the supports that are important to them. The NDIS also provides families and carers with information about services to support people with disability.
The NDIS is slightly different in WA to the rest of the country. While essentially consistent with NDIS, it is currently run under a bilateral agreement between the commonwealth government (NDIA) and state government (Department of Communities (Disability Services) – previously known as the Disability Services Commission.
Initially, NDIS trials were set up in parts of WA and now it is gradually rolling out across the whole of WA (up until 2020).
What does the NDIS mean to me?
While the State and Commonwealth Governments are still negotiating details of the NDIS for WA, an interim arrangement has been made to roll out the NDIS (from July 2017) as planned so people are not delayed in being able to access the Scheme.
If you are a current participant in the NDIS, you will continue in the Scheme and it will be business as usual.
For people that are already receiving Local Coordination or other services under the WA Department of Communities (Disability Services) your current supports will remain the same until you sign your approved NDIS plan.
If you are not sure whether you are entitled to an NDIS plan, visit the NDIS website on:
or contact your WA Dept of Communities (Disability Services) Local Coordinator:
One2One and the NDIS
We can help you get the most out of your NDIS plan. Your plan may be fairly straight forward with only a single item or it may have many elements. No matter how complicated it is, One2One can help with the different domains of your plan. We’ve been involved with individualised support for more than two decades and have a wealth of experience in bringing all the elements of a plan together.
We can help you understand your plan, work with you to design the personally tailored support service that meets your individual needs and preferences, and we can help you to put it into action if needed. You can choose how you’d like to engage with us and how much help you need from us.
Call us now for a chat about your options or subscribe to our NDIS updates and we’ll keep you informed of important changes.