What is the NDIS?

 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

NDIS was launched in Sydney’s North Shore region in July 2016 and is a new way of funding people with a disability. People with a permanent disability are allocated funds to cover the ‘necessary and reasonable’ supports they need to live their lives.

This means that YOU decide who, when, how and what your support looks like.

As a registered NDIS provider, The Housing Connection is excited about the choice and control the NDIS offers. Our approach has always been to start with the goals and dreams of each individual we support and to do everything we can to ‘make it happen’.

How the NDIS works?

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will receive funding on an annual basis to buy the services, supports and equipment that are included in your NDIS Plan.

You can choose any service provider to deliver those supports.

How the NDIS works at THC?

We start by helping you get ready for your initial meeting with an NDIS planner. The Housing Connection’s pre-planning toolkit ensures you are well prepared to develop a comprehensive plan and to achieve the best outcome possible.

Our team can answer your questions about the NDIS and help you, or the person you support, get the most out of the scheme. You can feel confident and have more control over your plan. We will meet with you individually and take the time to listen and really make sure we understand your needs, wants, goals and dreams.

It’s important to invest time in pre-planning with the support of an organisation that understands your requirements, current supports and ambitions. Talk to The Housing Connection first to make sure you can provide the NDIS Local Area Coordinator or Planner with the information they required to meet your needs.

How the NDIS works at THC

“The Housing Connection were instrumental in guiding us, we wouldn’t have done it without them. Nothing is ever too much – I’ve felt really supported as a parent."

- Debbie -

‘Reasonable and necessary’ supports are funded by the NDIS including:

  • home and community care
  • aids and equipment
  • domestic assistance or personal care
  • home and vehicle modifications,
  • support to participate in the community, to achieve your goals and to improve daily living skills.

 

Things that won’t be funded are:

  • everyday living expenses such as rent, groceries and entertainment
  • education
  • any supports already available from other government services including health, housing, and aged care

FIND OUT MORE

Find out how together we can assist you to find somewhere to live, or to find out about existing vacancies call 02 9415 2311 (Monday to Friday office hours) or make an enquiry.

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