We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Frankston. 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 Frankston 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 Frankston.
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 Frankston 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 Frankston will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Frankston. 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 Frankston 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 Frankston 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 Frankston, 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 Frankston? 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.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has a lot of benefits when it comes to helping people living with disabilities in Frankston. Though there are many people who are not yet sure on whether they should apply for it or not, there are many things that you need to know and that are going to help you understand its importance. For many years, the disabled have been left to take care of their needs with minimal government intervention hence through the introduction of NDIS, they now have the right to apply for the support hence changing their lives for the better. Some of the things that you are likely to benefit from through NDIS are discussed below.
To be able to get government support through NDIS, you must be permanently or have a significant disability which hinders you from being able to do things in a normal manner. There are some disabilities that do not cause major problems in the life of an individual. Such a disability will not be covered by the insurance scheme. However, if you have any major disability which makes it hard for you to lead your life, there is nothing that should stop you from accessing NDIS and you should contact the nearest representative in your area to help you define what you should do.
Through NDIS, a disabled person will be able to receive support and services that are related to their disability. There are many things that you should do and that are important to every kind of person. Given that each person suffers from different kinds of disability, their goals and plans will need to be tailored to meet such kinds of needs. They have to be personalized and within their own limit and needs over the period of 12 months. You will have access to health facilities, community services, schools and even be able to participate in community activities much more easily.
There are also people who are born with disabilities that leave them in a position where they are not able to carry on their lives easily. There are many children who have disabilities that they find hard to cope with hence through NDIS, they can be able to get the necessary support early enough. NDIS allows for early childhood intervention which makes it much easier and better for children to be able to access health facilities and also get the right equipment that will make their lives better and more convenient.
Another important thing that you will benefit with when you qualify for NDIS is that you will have the freedom to decide on the kind of support you want to receive, when and where you want it delivered to you. It offers you more freedom and independence hence you will not have to rely on other people to be able to achieve some of the things that you currently cannot be able to do. Basically, it offers you the opportunity to do things your own way and without having to depend on others around you all the time.
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