What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. The NDIS will mean peace of mind for every Australian – for anyone who has, or might acquire, a disability.
Their priority is to ensure people with disability continue to get the support they need. The changes that are required to existing disability support systems are significant. Arrangements are being made to ensure the scheme can be introduced gradually, ensuring a smooth transition for people with disability and support providers.
You can find out more about the NDIS in WA, here: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/WA.html
CoMHWA and the NDIS
CoMHWA was involved with the “Building New Lives: Bringing the NDIS to people living in psychiatric hostels” project with a number of other stakeholders which aimed to transition individuals living in psychiatric hostels, to the NDIS. Please click here to read the full report.
If you need more information about advocacy within NDIS, please call the CoMHWA office and we can point you in the right direction.