We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Vermont. 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 Vermont 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 Vermont.
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 Vermont 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 Vermont will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Vermont. 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 Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont, 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 Vermont? 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.
Are you a person living with a disability in Vermont? Do you have enough support that is suitable for you? Are you comfortable with the way that you are living with a disability? There are many people living in Vermont with disabilities and who rarely talk about the kind of challenges they encounter on a daily basis. Though there are many organizations that fight for the rights of the disabled, most of them remain silent as they feel left out by the community. This however has changed since the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme as it aims at offering people with disabilities the much-needed support to live better.
Through the introduction of NDIS it has made important improvements as people living with disabilities are more likely to access mainstream services such as health, housing and education without any problems or challenges that they faced previously. In most cases, people with disabilities are or felt like they are not part of the community hence ended up desperately in need to access facilities but were unable to do so. With that in mind, the government decided to come up with these schemes to help people with disabilities be able to access such facilities easily.
To be qualified to access these services, you will be required to carry out an application process which will enable you to define the kind of disability you have. The providers in your area can help you and they will define whether you are eligible to receive the support from the government. Once they have determined that you qualify, they will then help you make a plan from the goals that you aim at achieving by the end of 12 months. The government requires that you must have goals that you intend to achieve when you are receiving the support and you must also have a plan as to how you are going to meet those goals.
When you have that done, they will then go ahead and help you with the application process which is not as hard as most people think it is. Since they have been doing this for many other people with disabilities, you should have no fear on whether you will receive the support or not. Most of the providers in Vermont are registered and accredited by the government to offer NDIS support services hence they will easily be able to guide you through the entire process in the right way till the end.
When you get an approval from the government, you will then visit the NDIS services provider of your choice to come up with a plan on how you will be getting the services from them. You will also determine how they are going to be offered to you since the scheme aims at allowing people with disabilities choose where and when they want to receive their support. Before 12 months are over, you will be contacted by the provider to schedule for a meeting that will see you review how the plans and goals that you set at the beginning are working out.
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