We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Cheltenham. 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.
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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 Cheltenham.
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 Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Cheltenham. 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 Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham, 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 Cheltenham? 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 things that you can benefit from when you register for the newly introduced National Disability Insurance Scheme. This is meant to help you to be able to achieve a lot of things that you may not have been able to achieve over a long period of time. Most of the people living with disabilities in Cheltenham do not have access to the right funding which can help them to be able to lead their lives much better. Through the introduction of NDIS, people with disabilities can be able to gain access to almost every facility that they want to. Below are some of the things that you should have to be able to access the support of the government as a disabled person living in Cheltenham.
One of the first things that you must do is to go through a planning process. There is nothing that does not have a process that you must go through hence with NDIS you must be ready to undergo a planning process which can take a lot of time. You must be ready to be able to know what you want and how you intend to go about it. NDIS is there to ensure that every disabled person is able to access it without any limitations. You will have to undergo the planning process which can be easy through the use of a NDIS representative in your area.
You will also be required to create your own individual NDIS plan that must meet your needs within the set period of one year. In order to qualify for NDIS you must be able to meet the requirements such as creating your own set of goals which you would like to achieve by the end of the year. Basically, you must be able to come up with a plan of how you are going to reach the goals that you have set in place. It is important to make sure that you set achievable goals with the help of your NDIS representative.
Another important thing that you should do is to make sure that you determine the kind of funding that you would like to receive over the period of 12 months. NDIS is meant to give people with disabilities the chance to determine what best suits their needs and how they can be able to achieve them. Through NDIS, you have the freedom to decide the kind of support you want to receive such as funding for equipment and services without much of a problem. They will be ready to help you through the process easily.
However, the most important thing is to make sure that you are able to make the right choices without making any mistakes. There are many people with disabilities who are not willing to apply for this kind of support which is meaningful and can help them in many ways. As a person living with a disability, it is your mandate to make sure that you apply for NDIS so that you can receive the right kind of support to enable you to be able to live your life independently.
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