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Understanding the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to support people with disability, their families, and careers. The NDIS is an Australian national scheme providing funding support to people with permanent and significant disability that restricts their ability to lead normal active lives. Additionally, the NDIS funds early intervention supports for children with developmental delay or people with disability. It provides individualized support that allows people with disability to exercise greater choice in availing the support package that is designed to meet their needs.

Through the Australian NDIS, people with disability are empowered to make progress towards their goals by identifying and choosing the right provider that can support them in their goals. One of the prominent features of the NDIS is ‘community and mainstream.’ This means that those who are unable to receive Australian NDIS funding can be supported through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in the form of advice and referrals.

It can be challenging to understand how the NDIS works and what needs to be done to access support services. At Trusting Hands Disability Services, we work with people with disability and their carers to help them prepare for the NDIS.  We can support you in navigating the NDIS system, connect with government agencies, and acquire support after formalising service agreements. Our staff has the expertise to help you understand the following:

The Code of Conduct

The NDIS Code of Conduct promotes safe and ethical service delivery by setting out expectations for the conduct of both NDIS providers and workers. In providing supports or services to people with disability, Trusting Hands Disability Services and staff will ensure to:

  • act with respect for individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination, and decision-making in accordance with relevant laws and conventions
  • respect the privacy of people with disability
  • provide supports and services safely and competently with care and skill
  • act with integrity, honesty, and transparency
  • promptly take steps to raise and act on concerns about matters that might have an impact on the quality and safety of supports provided to people with disability
  • take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, exploitation, neglect, and abuse of people with disability

Take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct


What Disabilities are covered by NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is on a prospect to cover every associated cost of the individual suffering from a disability. The scheme entitles people under 65 years of age suffering from permanent disability. The fund is fully available publicly, therefore one doesn’t need to pay any insurance premium or fee to reap the NDIS benefits.

Types of Disabilities

Disabilities are of wider categories few of the known ones are:
  • Cognitive disability
  • Physical disability
  • Sensory disability
  • Neurological disability
  • Intellectual disability
  • Psychiatric disability
For NDIS eligibility, one should have at least one impairment mentioned above. However, the cause of disability is not a deciding factor for the NDIS packages in Sydney. It can be caused by an accident or an illness or from birth.

NDIS Eligibility

Preparing for the First NDIS Meeting

Once the application for the NDIS gets approved, the next step is to attend the NDIS plan meeting set with the local agency of NDIA. Every individual is given a unique coverage; therefore, the first meeting is all about the requirements and goals. The planning meets gives in an opportunity to share the service importance and NDIS needs.