We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Richmond. 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 Richmond.
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 Richmond 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 Richmond will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Richmond. 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond? 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 different kinds of challenges that people face and that leave them either able to perform certain tasks or not. This can be quite a challenge for most of the people living with disabilities in Richmond and who are not able to access the right medical support that they require or need to lead a better life. As such, through the access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme many people are going to benefit from the support of the government in many ways and that is going to improve their lives for the better and make them be able to attain the much-needed peace of mind. Though many people are not aware of the kind of support they are going to receive from the scheme, some of the benefits you are going to get are discussed below.
There are many people who are not able to access mainstream services such as medical services, educational facilities, sports facilities and other facilities that can improve their lives. For many years, people living with disabilities have encountered a lot of challenges that render them unable to access such services which through the introduction of NDIS, they can be able to change such perceptions and hence be able to live a better and more comfortable life. It will enable them to be able to access all these facilities without encountering many problems as they have encountered before.
It is also important to note that through the introduction of NDIS, many people with disabilities are also going to be able to be integrated into the community development projects and if they feel so volunteer in the community, they reside in without being discriminated against. Though there are some people with disabilities that have made it a point to work with the community, it has been viewed that they are weak and should not be given tasks which they feel will make them weaker, which is not true. Through NDIS, they are going to make sure that people with disabilities can participate in community development easily.
There are many things that the disabled are not able to acquire and that leave them challenged on how they can be able to lead a normal life hence through NDIS, they will be able to receive the necessary funding related to the kind of disability they have. It is important to note that NDIS is not going to fund anything else that is not related to the kind of disability that you have. Funding will only be made if it is related to the disability that you have hence there is no need to expect more than you can get.
There are many different kinds of things that people with disabilities would like to achieve, hence the best ways to make sure that you change the way that you lead your life is by making sure that you make an application. You should make sure that your disability is properly understood so that your application is not rejected. You will have to contact a NDIS representative in Richmond who is going to guide you through the process.
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