About the NDIS

ABOUT
THE NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a once in a generation reform that will improve the lives of people with disability in Australia.

People with disability have the right to decide their own best interests, and to have choice and control over their lives and the supports they receive.

Through the NDIS, people with disability will be able to access the reasonable and necessary supports they need, to live the life they want and achieve their goals and aspirations.

The NDIS replaces the existing state system with an approach based on an entitlement to support people with disability.

When is the NDIS being rolled out in NSW?

The NDIS will be rolled out across NSW from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018.

From 1 July 2016, people living in Hunter New England, Southern NSW, Central Coast, Northern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains will be able to access the NDIS.

From 1 July 2017, the NDIS will be in place across the rest of NSW, and people living in Northern NSW, Mid North Coast, Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Murrumbidgee, Western NSW and Far West NSW will be able to access the NDIS.

These locations reflect the current NSW disability and Health service districts.

With so many people coming into the scheme in such a short time it is important that there is a planned approach to how they access the NDIS.

Useful links

www.ndis.nsw.gov.au

http://www.ndis.gov.au

http://www.mychoicematters.org.au/

www.mylearningmatters.org.au

https://www.carers.nsw.org.au

https://incharge.net.au

http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/individuals/inclusion_and_participation/ability_links_nsw

Useful Resources

New NDIS Price Guide

My NDIS Pathway

How will I access the NDIS?

Talking Points - People with disability moving into the NDIS in NSW

Letter to NDIS participants from ADHC

Questions?

Got some questions about the NDIS or need pre-planning support? Simply call 1300 244 577 or email customers@sylvanvale.com.au

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