The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for people living with disability. It’s a whole-of-life approach – a major reform of disability services in Australia, designed to provide the right support according to each person’s needs and goals.
The NDIS replaces the old system of ‘block’ funds going to the organisations providing support. Instead, eligible people are assessed and allocated individualised funding. The idea is that everyone’s support needs are different and that each person can exercise choice and control over what services and supports they receive.
If you have evidence of your disability and how it impacts you, then you are likely to be eligible to apply to this program.