We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Ringwood. 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 Ringwood 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 Ringwood.
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 Ringwood 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 Ringwood will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Ringwood. 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 Ringwood 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 Ringwood 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 Ringwood, 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 Ringwood? 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.
Ringwood is a major and diverse city with lots of people living in the city. However, just like other cities in Australia, there are many people living in the city and who are disabled. Though many of the people with disabilities in the city have access to basic facilities, there are many other challenges that they face and which hinder them from being able to live their lives normally as would be expected. As such, the national and local governments have partnered with an aim of providing people with disabilities the opportunity to access services and support of the government through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Some of the reasons as to why you should consider using the scheme if you have a disability are discussed below.
Among the major aims for you to apply for NDIS is that it is aimed at making sure that people living with permanent or significant disability are provided with the support that they need be it financially, economically, socially or physiological, the scheme will make sure that their needs are properly handled. There are some people who have been faced with a lot of challenges when they are seeking to access such services in Ringwood hence with this scheme, they will receive such support without any issues and without prejudice.
One other advantage is that if you are a person living with a disability in Ringwood, you will be able to determine what kind of support you want and in what way you would like to receive that support. There is nothing more important than being given your own customized support which will help you be able to live your life in the best way possible. There are certain many kinds of disabilities that people have and their needs are all different. Through NDIS they will be able to get support based on each particular case.
People living with disabilities will choose when to receive the support and through what channels. The scheme is unique and allows people with disabilities to determine what they want, when and how they are going to get the support from the government. When you want to get support from the government as a person living with a disability, you will be required to set goals and have a plan that you will work with over a period of one year. This plan must detail what you are aiming at achieving and how the scheme is going to help you achieve those goals.
At the end of the one-year period, you will have the opportunity to consult with the providers or representatives of the NDIS to review if the goals and plans that you made when you started are working right with you. If there is a particular problem that is hindering you from achieving your goals, you will have to consider the necessary changes that you will need to make in order to live a better life. Basically, there are many things that will be considered when you need to be provided with the benefits of the scheme hence you should make sure that your application is properly done.
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