We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Heatherton. 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 Heatherton 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 Heatherton.
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 Heatherton 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 Heatherton will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Heatherton. 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 Heatherton 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 Heatherton 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 Heatherton, 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 Heatherton? 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.
On a daily basis, there are many people with disabilities who are not able to carry out any activities without facing major challenges in Heatherton. Though they may have been receiving the support of family, friends and well-wishers in this area, there are chances that they still feel the need for more support to lead better lives without any fear or problems. As such, if you are a person living with a disability in Heatherton, there is a need to consider applying for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. NDIS, as popularly known, is meant to benefit people with disabilities so that they can be able to lead a better and more confident life without any limitations. There are many benefits that you are going to achieve and are discussed below.
One of the major benefits is that people with disabilities and their families can participate in many social, cultural and economic life of the nation with the support they choose. For many people living with disabilities, it is quite hard for them to participate in the growth of the nation as they do not have the right equipment or they feel as not being part of the community they live in due to discrimination. However, this has changed as when they apply for NDIS, they will be given the proper attention that they need and will be able to access all the facilities they need to better their lives.
With NDIS, each plan is individualized and person centered to make it more convenient for the participants. Basically, the support that a person with disability will receive will highly be based on the type of disability they have. Though there are many different kinds of support that disabled can get from friends, family and volunteers, it is more beneficial that you apply for NDIS so that you can be able to set your own goals and plans that suit your needs.
The introduction of NDIS is also meant to make sure that it delivers support that produces long term outcomes, maximizing opportunities for independence and productivity of the disabled. Throughout the years, people with disabilities have most likely felt left out and have not been able to do their daily chores without having to rely on others. Also, the kind of support they receive from the government has been short term hence whenever they wanted to achieve something, they had to rely on others. That has since changed with the introduction of NDIS as they are able to get the much-needed help from the government which is meant to give them long term solutions to lead a better life.
There is nothing that should prevent you from applying for NDIS if you want to change the way you lead your life as a disabled person. You can get the support of the government quite easily and without having to worry about anything as they understand what best suits your needs. With a personalized and individualized plan, you can set your own goals that are going to ensure that you no longer feel left out in the community that you reside in.
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