The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national funding scheme designed to help improve disability services and provide greater control and decision making to people with disabilities in Australia.
The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
Alkira is a registered NDIS Provider and can assist in all aspects of the NDIS.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the independent agency responsible for implementing the NDIS and distributing the funding.
The NDIA understand that everyone’s needs, preferences and aspirations are different.
Therefore they provide a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed for clients to pursue their goals and aspirations as well as being able to participate in daily life.
The NDIA provides information and referrals, links to services and activities, individualised plans and where necessary, funded supports over a lifetime.
They support service providers, like Alkira, to provide the services and equipment you require.
They also raise community awareness and encourage greater inclusion and access to mainstream services, community activities and other government initiatives.
So the NDIA can determine whether you meet the disability or early intervention access requirements, you may need to provide them with information about your disability, development delay or early intervention requirements.
This may include providing copies of existing letters, assessments or reports from health or educational professionals that detail your impairment and its impact on your daily life.
The NDIS will become available to Alkira (which comes under the Inner East area) from the 1st November 2017.
The Inner East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of
To prepare for the NDIS you will need to discuss and write out your goals, wishes and needs you think you will have in the future.
To help you prepare Alkira has developed this easy to follow NDIS Participant Planning Guide.
To download click here… (PDF version plus Interactive Version of booklet)
If you have any questions whatsoever please do not hesitate to ring Alkira on 9890 1365.