The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme and is a new way of providing support to people with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS gives you choice and control in who provides supports and how and when supports and services are provided to meet your needs and goals. With the NDIS, funding will go directly to you to choose the supports you need.
The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind that if they themselves, their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability they will get the support they need.
The NDIS assists you to:
- access mainstream services and supports - The services available to all Australians that you receive from doctors or teachers through the health and education systems.
- access community services and supports - The activities and services available to everyone in your community, such as libraries, community groups and sports clubs
- maintain your informal support arrangements - the help you get from your family and friends
- receive reasonable and necessary funded supports - the NDIS may fund individual supports that are reasonable and necessary for a person with a disability or impairment, that enables you to be safe, develop your independence and access mainstream, community and specialised services.