We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Bentleigh. We provide individual and community health services for people with disabilities of all sorts and will give you the support that you and your family need to live your best life.
Not sure how coronavirus measures will impact your NDIS plan? Get in touch with our Bentleigh coordinator today by phone/email for the latest information and service delivery updates.
What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for Australians who are under 65 years old and have a permanent and significant disability; that is, a disability that is likely to last for your lifetime and that affects your ability to complete everyday tasks.
In Victoria, over 100 000 people benefit from participation in the NDIS — for 40 000 of those people, this is the first time they have received the support services they need. We are happy to be a small part of that here in Bentleigh.
The scheme is implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency, who help participants develop an NDIS plan that details your personal goals, aspirations and any support you need to get you there. Participants may only require support in certain areas of their life — travel, for example, or employment and community activities — while others may need more assistance to improve the quality of their everyday lives.
As time passes, your NDIS plan will inevitably change. Having a support coordination expert on your side will allow you to allocate all your funding properly, manage what services you need (and what ones you don’t) and connect you with Bentleigh service providers.
Need Help With Your NDIS Plan?
To access the NDIS, you will need to apply to the National Disability Insurance Agency. Once accepted as a participant, you will work with the agency to come up with a plan that details your goals and the support that is needed to help you on your journey.
If you are having trouble with your NDIS application or want more information about the services and funding that will be available to you, our local area coordinator for Bentleigh will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Bentleigh. We prioritise a kind and caring approach that gives the power to NDIS participants and helps them achieve the goals that they have chosen.
We also offer early intervention services that can help to reduce the impacts of a person’s disability and help them to build the skills and confidence they need to achieve their ideal lifestyle.
Home care services
We have home care services for all levels of assistance. Whether a participant just needs help with tasks around the house or requires full support on an everyday basis, we can match you with a local Bentleigh carer that will be able to meet your needs.
We can facilitate recreational and civic activities in a community setting to give NDIS participants the opportunity to build and refine social skills, as well as provide opportunities for people to get involved in the Bentleigh community.
To get the most out of your NDIS services, we can provide a support coordinator that will help participants and their families with the more complex aspects of the NDIS. When it comes to managing funds, we can ensure that you know what the best use of your money is to get the best assistance possible.
Your assigned local area coordinator will be familiar with Bentleigh, allowing them to help you choose services that are in your neighbourhood and that will work better for you and your family.
See our services here and find out which will work best for you. You can also give us a call at (03) 7023 0370 and we’ll be happy to advise.
Get in touch today!
Want to find out more about our services in Bentleigh? You can contact us at any time by phone, email, or by filling out our contact form here. We’re open Monday – Friday and are always happy to field any questions you may have about the NDIS or our support offerings.
There are many people who are not aware of the benefits of applying for the newly introduced National Disability Insurance Scheme which is aimed at helping people living with permanent and significant disabilities to be able to lead normal lives with the right support. As such, there is nothing that should limit you in making the right choice hence the only way to be able to lead a normal life even though you are disabled, there are many things that you will need hence the reason for the establishment of this insurance scheme. In Bentleigh, if you or are living with a person with a disability, it is advised that you visit the nearest NDIS agent who is going to guide you through the process with much ease. Below are some of the things you should meet to be able to qualify for NDIS.
One of the first things that you will need to meet is to make sure that you are an Australian citizen or hold a protected special category visa. There are many people who live in Australia and especially in Bentleigh who have moved from other parts of the world to seek greener pastures. Though they are living in the country, they may not be able to qualify for NDIS as they are not Australian citizens or do not hold the right papers to qualify.
The other thing that you should know is that you must be aged 65 years and under to be able to be given the insurance cover. Though there is a possibility that people living with disabilities aged over 65 years, there are certain criteria that they will be required to meet in order to be given the cover. However, the major priority is for people who are aged under the age of 65 years hence you should confirm with the local NDIS agent within Bentleigh to establish if you are qualified to receive the support.
Another major factor is that you must have a permanent and significant disability which you may have been born with or you got due to an accident, war among many other things. It should be visible and must show that it hinders you from being able to carry out your daily activities the way you should. There are some people who are living with minor disabilities and who do not face major challenges hence they do not qualify. The good thing with NDIS is that it does not keep out people from the cover as it does not select where and how you got your disability. It is open to all who qualify without discriminating them on where and how they got their disability.
All in all, NDIS is meant to make the lives of people living with disabilities to be more convenient and without depending on people. It is aimed at providing the disabled with independence of how they lead their lives. It is for this reason that you will need to visit the nearest NDIS agent to determine whether you qualify and also establish the best plan for yourself.
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