We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria. 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 Victoria 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 Victoria.
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 Victoria 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 Victoria will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Victoria. 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 Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Victoria, 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 Victoria? 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 or encounter in their daily chores but for people living with permanent and significant disabilities, it is always more likely to be another day full of problems that they face. Even though the government has been on the frontline trying their best to make sure that the needs of the disabled are properly handled, it can at times become a nightmare. For a long period of time, people with disabilities have found it hard to lead their lives normally and through the introductions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the government is aiming at changing their lives for the better. Some of the things that you will need to know are discussed below and that are going to change the way people living with disabilities live their lives.
To start with, if you are a person living with a permanent and significant disability, it is important to consider applying for NDIS and that is going to change the way that you live your life. It will ensure that you receive the necessary funding which you require to be able to access the right equipment that you may need in Victoria. Though there are many people who have access to equipment as they can afford them, there are some who may not be able to access them. As such, through NDIS, they will be able to access such support from the government once they make an application.
Another important thing that they are going to enjoy is being able to get the total freedom and independence that they have long waited for. There is nothing as bad as living your life knowing that you have to rely on other people to be able to perform certain tasks. However, if your NDIS is approved you will have the right to do everything you want to do without having to rely on other people as much as you are currently doing. One of the main aims of NDIS is to ensure that its participants have the independence to do everything they want to do with minimal reliance on others.
It is also important to note that NDIS aims at increasing opportunities to build skills for everyday tasks, secure jobs and to participate in the community. For many years, people living with disabilities have not been able to secure jobs or even be able to participate in the community they live in as they are viewed to be weak or not fast enough to work with the community. The introduction of NDIS is meant to give them the opportunity to get opportunities, jobs and also be able to participate in Victoria.
Generally, there are many things that you are going to achieve as a disabled person living in Victoria and that are going to make sure that things work out for them. NDIS is meant to make sure that people living with disabilities are properly taken care of and they have the opportunity to choose when and where they want to receive their support.
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