We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Emerald. 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 Emerald.
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 Emerald 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 Emerald will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Emerald. 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 Emerald 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 Emerald 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 Emerald, 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 Emerald? 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.
If you are a resident of Emerald and have any kind of disability, there has been introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme which is meant to help people living with disabilities. Though there are many people who are living with disabilities and have all the necessary equipment and can access medical services easily, there are some who are not able to afford them hence through the scheme the government is aiming at making sure that their needs are also properly taken care of. Every person living with a disability is entitled to access these insurance schemes and there is absolutely no reason as to why you should not apply.
Basically, the first thing you need to do is to search for licensed and certified NDIS representatives close to you or your area. You cannot be able to apply for NDIS by yourself as there are representatives that have been mandated with the authority to help people with disabilities to be able to apply for the same. You will be required to search for one of them in your area who should have all the right documentation that they are allowed to offer you such services. Once you have identified one of the representatives whom you feel will understand your needs, it is important to schedule an appointment with them.
When your appointment is ascertained, you will be required to visit them where they are likely to help you with the application process. They will counter check your information and details to ensure that you qualify and are eligible to receive the government support that they are offering. You should also carry all the documents that you feel may be useful with the application process since they are best at making sure you do not leave any important detail that is important in the application process. For them, they know what you need to fill in, where and what is best to include in your application and prevent it from being rejected.
Each and every person registering for NDIS is required to set their own goals and a plan through which they intend to receive the results. Normally, these goals are aimed at making sure that you know what you are doing and how you intend to achieve it. You will not be supervised by anyone and you will have to go back to the NDIS representative six weeks before the end of the 12 months period which you are required to counter check on the progress of your plan.
In many instances, if your goals and plans that you made are working well for you, there is no need to make any major changes to the plan. However, if you have encountered some hard times that have prevented you from achieving your goals, you can be able to easily change the goals and plans with the help of your representative. It is always important to make sure that you set goals and have plans that work best for you without much of a problem. They must be achievable and within your capabilities.
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