National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Wimmera UnitingCare is ready to support to you to understand and access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS is the new way of funding disability support in Australia and provides funding based on a person’s individual needs and goals.

It will be available in Central Highlands from 1 January 2017 and in the Wimmera South West from 1 October 2017.

Central Highlands includes the local council areas of Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool and Pyrenees.

Wimmera South West includes the local council areas of Corangamite, Glenelg, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moyne, Northern Grampians, Southern Grampians, Warrnambool, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack.

Wimmera UnitingCare and the NDIS

Our NDIS team is ready to deliver services that can support you to live the life you want in the way you choose.

We support people with disability to access the community and improve social and community participation.

Goal based-services

  • Assistance to build your capacity to coordinate and implement your own NDIS plan.
  • Support for school leavers to transition from school into employment.
  • Financial services to manage NDIS funding and payment of services on your behalf.
  • ‘Circles of Support’ to build a supportive group of family and friends.
  • Assistance to plan for big changes in your life.
  • Community transport as a door-to-door travel service.
  • Support to find somewhere to live.
  • Preparation and delivery of meals.

Contact us to find out more about these services and how we can support you.

For people living in the Horsham area, please contact 1800 195 114 or email intake@wuc.org.au

For people living in the Ararat area, please contact 1300 UC NDIS (1300 82 6347)

 

Specialist services

Contact us to find out more about these services and how we can support you.

For people living in the Horsham area, please contact 1800 195 114 or email intake@wuc.org.au

For people living in the Ararat area, please contact 1300 UC NDIS (1300 82 6347)

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Resources

Plan My Future

Wimmera UnitingCare is here to support you to understand and prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Plan My Future workshops Our free, practical Plan My Future workshops explain how to:

  • check your eligibility for the NDIS  
  • apply for access
  • set, review and achieve your goals

The workshops are also an opportunity to ask questions about the scheme and what it means for you.

Contact us to register your interest for upcoming workshops today. Phone: 1800 195 114

Email:intake@wuc.org.au

Plan My Future workbook

Our easy-to-use Plan My Future workbook is designed to support you on your NDIS journey.  

The workbook explains the basics of the NDIS and provides prompts to consider:

  • what and who are important to you
  • the support you receive now and any unmet needs
  • your goals across areas of your life and which ones matter the most
  • next steps and what to expect when you start planning with the NDIS.

Download the Plan My Future workbook:

Plan My Future workbook - Wimmera UnitingCare (PDF, 2.57mb)

Plan My Future workbook Accessible Word version - Wimmera UnitingCare (Word, 2.25mb)

 

'Get NDIS Ready!' information session

Guest speaker Christine Scott has generously provided a number of resources which can be downloaded.

Wimmera UnitingCare would like to thank ELPnet and VALID for providing us with this valuable resources.

Resource 1: Click on the document titles to download the VALID Whole of Life Plan Template, as well as the Instructions for Completing. The instructions need to be read prior to completing and will tell you how to format the template and complete the content. You can also download Guidelines for Using 1st Person in PC Planning (ie. ‘I’ in plans – just using ‘I’ doesn’t make it person-centred).

Resource 2: Click on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to download a document about the NDIS including information on the 'process' and terminology.

Resource 3: Christine has also provided a copy of her Tips for Preparing for the NDIS presentation slides.

 

How to register with the NDIS

Click here for some simple steps

 

 

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Learn more about the NDIS.

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e-Newsletter Sign Up

Wimmera UnitingCare sends a monthly NDIS e-Newsletter. The aim of this newsletter is to help you to prepare for the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The newsletter includes recent news, NDIS basics and how Wimmera UnitingCare can support you to understand and access the NDIS.

We also welcome your questions and feedback. Fill out the form below to ask a question.

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About the NDIS

The NDIS supports people with disability to access the support they need to live how they choose and participate as citizens in the community.

Planners, also known as Local Area Coordinators (LACs), work with each person to develop a plan based on their day-to-day needs and longer-term goals. From this plan, funding is provided for the reasonable and necessary supports to ensure people can have their needs met and work towards achieving their goals.

Support is considered reasonable and necessary when it is:

  • Related to a disability
  • Offers good value for money
  • Likely to be effective and beneficial, and
  • Takes into account existing support received from family members, carers and the community.

The NDIS does not pay for day-to-day living costs, such as food, bills and other personal expenses. These costs are paid for with your income or pension.

Learn more about the NDIS.

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