The full roll of the NDIS has started in many areas of Australia. How does it all work?
The NDIS connects and supports.
The NDIS is a national scheme to provide targeted support and better coordination and access to services for people with disability. It’s a single national system, which means regardless of what kind of disability you have and where you live, you will be able to equally access existing services.
The choice and control the NDIS offers means you can work with your own carers or with registered external carers and supports. You and your family will have more control over choosing the services that work best for you and get the support you need.
It’s a huge change to the way disability support services are delivered. To make the transition as smooth as possible the NDIS is being rolled out in stages around the country based on the experiences from NDIS trial sites over the past three years.
Roll out timetables have been developed by each state and territory. In some states the roll out will be geographically based, in others it is age based.
The Every Australian Counts community welcomes demand by the Australian Medical Association for bipartisan support for a fully funded NDIS via a 0.5% increase to the Medicare levy.Read more