A rough estimate of 4.4 million individuals in Australia which is 18 percent of the population have disabilities. 32%, which is 1.4 million suffer from severe disabilities. With this number, it is vital for the government to provide the development of a system to address long-term disabilities and provide support. This is the way in which it came about that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) came into existence.
NDIS is a system that has been implemented across every state and territory as a program that seeks to help people who have physical, intellectual, sensory and cognitive disabilities. Although it's not perfect, it has helped many who are disabled. It is a tool that offers Australians security knowing that those with disabilities of a significant degree will receive the support they require to enhance their skills and participate in the community and remain independent over time.
But there's more there is to know concerning NDIS, the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Here's a short guide to provide the details you'll need about NDIS.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established within Australia in July of 2016. It is administered and supported through the Australian government, and includes all the participating states and territories, to help people who have disabilities and their carers and families.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme funding will provide personalized packages of support for Australians who suffer from disabilities. Through the NDIS disabled people get the support they require. This includes, but isn't only limited to:
Permanent and significant disabilities or those likely to last for a lifetime and have a significant impact on your daily activities are covered by NDIS, the NDIS funding.
Early intervention assistance is provided to children who have developmental issues. NDIS is also able to assist those with sensory, physical, intellectual, psychosocial, cognitive or physical impairments as long as below eligibility requirements are met.
People who qualify for NDIS funding are not allowed to spend the funds on any item they want. An NDIS representative will help you through the process of deciding on which support and services to avail of. The NDIS funds should be used to increase skills, get work, improve the independence of people, engage in activities with the community and other activities that aid in achieving goals.
The permitted possibilities for NDIS funding are:
NDIS support and services should be able to assist people with disabilities, are helpful, and capable of providing the most value for money, and be able to take into consideration other support the person receives from family members or other support from the government. The NDIS funds are intended to help people living with disabilities. It's not designed to be used to pay for normal living costs or other expenses that are not directly related to disability.
For anyone who requires assistance with disabilities, please contact Supported Living Services. Supported Living Services is an approved NDIS registered service provider. We can assist disabled people to live a life that is full of independence and freedom!