National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will support people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
The NDIS will be rolled out in Moreland from March 2018.
The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively.
It is expected to take up to 12 months for eligible people with disability to enter the NDIS once roll-out starts in an area. Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS.
Where can I find more information?
Information packs on the Victorian roll-out have been developed for service providers and future participants. These resources include a range of fact sheets and frequently asked questions on the NDIS and the Victorian roll out.
Information packs and more information is available on the NDIS website. Or call the NDIS hotline 1800 800 110.
NDIS information sessions
Moreland and Hume Councils have held several NDIS information sessions for local people with disability, parents and carers.
We will be holding additional sessions in October or November 2017.
Please contact Metro Access and leave your email address if you would like to be contacted when the date for this session has been released.
The session covers:
- What you need to know about the roll-out of the NDIS in your area.
- Basics on the NDIS: what it is, who can benefit, what it funds and how it works.
- Hear from people who have transitioned to the scheme.
- Questions answered, both personal and technical.
For future Hume City Council NDIS information session please visit their website.
Auslan and other language interpreters by request at Moreland NDIS sessions.
Other NDIS events
Amaze NDIS course
The Amaze NDIS course is for families with a child with Autism - consisting of five workshop starting monthly on 25October 25 from 10 am - 12 pm at Newlands Community House.
Association for Children (ACD) NDIS workshops
The ACD NDIS workshops is for families with children with a disability.
This course consistes of three consecutive workshops starting on 26 October 10 am - 12.30 pm at the concert hall, Coburg Civic Centre. Download the flyer for more information (PDF 587Kb). Email ACD or call 9880 7000 to book.
VALID NDIS - Families as planning partners course
VALID NDIS is for families with a famly member with a disability. This course consists of four sessions starting on 17 October at Brunswick Neighbourhood House. Download the flyer for more information (PDF 258Kb). Email Maree at VALID or call 0409 965 264 to book.
NDIS and me event
Come and hear people who have already navigated the NDIS system talk about their experiences at smaller events in August and October at Newlands Community House.
Call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House to book.