National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australia-wide scheme to support people with a permanent and significant disability which will replace the current disability support system.
The NDIS will fund long-term high-quality care and support for people with significant disabilities, better link the community and people with disabilities, provide information to people, help break down stereotypes, and ensure quality assurance and best practice among service providers.
The NDIS will give people with disability choice and control over the supports they receive. It will help people with disability support live life their way, achieve their goals and participate in the community.
The introduction of the NDIS will significantly increase supports available for people with disability. When the NDIS is fully operational, an estimated 140,000 people with disability in New South Wales will be able to access supports, including an additional 50,000 people who do not currently receive any disability supports.
New South Wales was the first Australian state to sign up to the NDIS and is currently preparing for the full rollout of the scheme, which will be completed by 30 June 2018.
For more information and to find out when the NDIS will roll out in your area, visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website.