NDIS

Support Australians experiencing disability

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01.10.2021

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This webpage aims to resource and support people in community housing working with people with a disability

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Community Housing

Online learning for NDIS

Overview and Eligibility

Accessing the NDIS

Planning for tenancy support

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Community Housing

Useful links

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

CHIA National’s NDIS information

Summer Foundation (and the associated Summer Housing)

National Disability Services (NDS) – national peak body of support providers

The NDIS

Community housing tenants, community housing providers and support providers have all been impacted by the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – a large, complex and evolving support funding and provision system for people with a disability including those with mental illness.

460,000

Australians with a permanent disability that significantly affects their communication, mobility, self-care or self-management will receive NDIS funding.

116,000

Victorians are expected to receive an NDIS support package.

94%

of NDIS participants will not receive housing funded assistance (bar some home modifications).

Social insurance

At its core, the NDIS is a ‘social insurance scheme’ that seeks to reduce the total cost of the  services required by an NDIS participant over their lifetime with each NDIS participant having a tailored, consumer-influenced plan.

The NDIS will move the current system from:

  • a rationed funding model to an ‘as of right’ model (if the costs are ‘necessary and reasonable’ and ‘disability-related’)
  • a short-term rationing of funding to whole-of-life costing

Useful documents

Note: this is a rapidly evolving area and care should be taken that the most current version of documents are being accessed.

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

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