Finding it hard to keep up with the NDIS? Need help?
It takes time and effort to understand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Many carers of people with a disability are finding it hard to keep up. There are a variety of resources available to help you understand and navigate your way around.
- Are you eligible?
- What do you need to know?
- How do you prepare?
We aim to keep you up-to-date with the latest NDIS news, resources and events.
What happens if you are not NDIS eligible?
Continuity of support means people who were accessing disability support but do not meet the NDIS access requirements, will continue to receive assistance where needed. Find out more.
Local information sessions near YOU
NDIS Area Coordinators periodically visit various locations around Northern Sydney.
You can book in for one-on-one 20 minute consultations, alternatively, you can just drop by and have all your questions answered!
Keep an eye out on the What's New page and our Facebook page for all the latest news, updates and information sessions near you.
The NDIS knows that carers and families are partners in the support of people with disability.
Their website contains a family and carers page, up-to-the-minute fact sheets that cover all the basics of the NDIS and a variety of other useful resources.
Do you want to tell the Social Services Minister about your NDIA experience?
Have your say here.
NDIS Fact Sheets
The NDIS for People Aged 65 and Over
This fact sheet explains what the NDIS means for people with disability aged 65 and over.
People with Disability, Families and Carers Guide
This guide has three simple steps you can follow to find out when you will likely have access to the NDIS. It also includes details of where you can find further information to start preparing for the NDIS.
Service Provider Guide
This guide will help service providers know when they will start providing supports under the NDIS.
NDIS NSW roll out: Participant Information Pack
This guide tells you all about the NDIS, what it does and how to access it.
People Requiring Assistive Technology
Some people requiring assistive technology will be eligible to become NDIS participants. Once a person with disability becomes a participant they can access individualised plans to identify the reasonable and necessary supports they need.
Children with Disability
A child with permanent and significant disability will be eligible for the NDIS if they meet either the disability or early intervention criteria, as well as age and residence requirements.
People with Cognitive Impairment
Cognitive impairment refers to a broad range of disorders that affect cognitive functioning, including intellectual disability; acquired brain injury (including drug and alcohol related brain injury and traumatic brain injury) and foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
An individual may be eligible to become a participant of the NDIS where cognitive impairment affects their ability to participate at home, at school, at work and/or in social situations. To be eligible they will need to meet the age and residence requirements of the disability or early intervention criteria.
People with a Mental Health Condition
A person with a mental health condition will be eligible for the NDIS if they meet the age and residence requirements of the disability or early intervention criteria.
EnableNSW and the NDIS
The NDIS is a new way of providing funding for care and other supports (such as equipment) for eligible people under 65 years of age. Equipment supports may include continence products, wheelchairs, beds and prosthetic limbs.
will continue to provide assistance for people 65 years of age and over
or those not eligible for the NDIS. Many of their services, including the
funding of respiratory consumables and equipment (such as oxygen
concentrators), will continue to be available to people of all ages.
Fact Sheet - People receiving assistance from EnableNSW
If you wish to speak with EnableNSW about current equipment or services not covered by the NDIS or using EnableNSW as an NDIS service provider you can call them on 1800 362 253 or visit their website.
For more information on the NDIS call their national hotline on 1800 800110 or visit their website.
How to create family and service partnerships that work
Join Margaret and Jeremy Ward as they share their life experience as parents, advocates and creators of community organisations that sought solutions for such important challenges.
For more information visit the website.
The Carers NSW website has a range of NDIS resources for carers including the latest fact sheets and a brand new NDIS web page for carers.
Every Australian Counts
Every Australian Counts is here to make sure the NDIS is delivered as promised and is the best it can be.
They recognise the NDIS is new and evolving through its trial phase and have an excellent FAQ's section that explains, in very simple terms, how the NDIS process works.
Resourcing Families has just launched a new website for families who support someone with disability. It features workshops, webinars, resources, online and phone support, and opportunities for families to learn from each other.
You can visit the Resourcing Families website here.
Are you wondering about your legal rights when accessing the NDIS?
As the scheme is implemented, you may experience challenges or situations of uncertainty. The NDIS Rights website provides fact sheets about rights-based legal information and how to deal with various NDIS processes, agencies and complaint mechanisms.
Please visit the NDIS Rights website here.