We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Burwood. 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 Burwood 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 Burwood.
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 Burwood 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 Burwood will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Burwood. 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 Burwood 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 Burwood 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 Burwood, 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 Burwood? 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.
Are you a resident of Burwood living with a disability? Do you know that you can qualify to receive government funding and support? Have you heard about the National Disability Insurance Scheme? If not, there are many benefits that you can be able to receive from the government and that can really change the way you live. There are many people with disabilities and who are not able to access health facilities and equipment needed for them to function normally. With the introduction of these insurance schemes, there are many people who are going to benefit from it hence it is important that you consider registering for it. Some of the benefits that you will likely receive are discussed below.
One of the major benefits as to why you should consider registering for NDIS is that you will be able to personalize the kind of funding you want, when and where you will receive the support. Many people are afraid that they may have to be travelling long distances to be able to receive the support they need but that is not the case. The kind of support you receive is so independent as you will be the one to determine when and where to get the funding. It offers you total freedom and independence of how to be able to receive the support that you are looking for.
Given that the support is given to people living with disabilities that are permanent and significantly affects the way they lead their lives, it is important to make sure that you are not left out if you fall under this category. This is due to the fact that you will set your own goals and have a plan of how you intend to meet them. It basically offers you the opportunity to determine what you want to achieve over a period of one year and how you will be able to achieve them. You will be helped in the process hence there is no need to worry about anything that you are going to do.
People living with disabilities are normally left out in most of the community activities that take place throughout the year. This has however changed since the introduction of NDIS, they can be able to get access and participation in the community such as social and economic activities. For many years, the disabled have not been able to access such activities but through NDIS they can be able to access them and lead normal lives and without the fear of being discriminated against by others in the community.
However, to be able to access NDIS, you will be required to find an accredited and certified NDIS representative who will be able to guide you through the process of application. They have been given the mandate to determine who qualifies for the support and should not discriminate on any particular person with disability. Once you identify such a representative, you will then schedule an appointment when you want to be briefed and start the application process which is quite easy to do with their help.
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