The NDIS is here!
On July 1st, 2016 the NDIS roll out across Australia began.
This marks the biggest social reform in Australia since the introduction of Medicare and provides all Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS provides peace of mind to every Australian. Disability can affect anyone and the NDIS ensures that people with disability, their families and carers are supported.
“1 July is a historic day for people with disability and the broader Australian community – from 1 July we move away from the old one-size-fits-all approach to a new approach which is based on choice and control for people with disability on a scale not seen anywhere in the world,”
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Chairman Bruce Bonyhady
The NDIS is being introduced in stages around the country over the next three years to ensure it is successful and sustainable.
“For the first time, Australians will have access to a national scheme that will support people with disability, providing certainty, consistency and equity.”
NDIA Chief Executive Officer David Bowen
Are you NDIS Ready?
The NDIS is a huge change to the current models of disability funding with a number of resources available to help you.
- ParaQuad NDIS supports
- My NDIS Pathway booklet and video – a guide to being an NDIS participant
- NDIS Supporting families and Carers
- About the NDIS – factsheets explaining the NDIS by State