NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme – a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. NDIS provides information and referrals, support to access community services and activities, personal plans and supports over a lifetime. The transition to the full scheme in Queensland will commence from 1 July 2016. The full scheme in Queensland will be implemented by 1 July 2019. For further information on their services phone 1800 800110.
Every Australian Counts is a people’s campaign sweeping across the country, demanding the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), as recommended by the Productivity Commission. The Productivity Commission’s recommendations for the NDIS have been welcomed by people with disability and their families, carers and support organisations across the country. You can sign up to show your support and to receive updates from the campaign going to http://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/
Launched in September 2012, Your Life Your Choice (YLYC) provides the framework for how self-directed support operates in Queensland. Self-directed support is a funding approach that enables people with disability and their families to have greater choice and control over the disability services they receive. It is a key part preparing Queenslanders for the NDIS. For further information go to http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability/key-projects/your-life-your-choice or download Your Life Your Choice Handbook.
Disability Care Fact Sheet for people with disabilities, their family members and carers. For other useful publications go to http://www.ndis.gov.au/people-disability/fact-sheets-and-publications
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services helps people with a disability and their families to access the support and services they need as they move through the different stages of their life. To receive specialist disability services you need to meet certain eligibility criteria. Local Disability Services service centre staff can provide information about eligibility, support available and how to apply. Children and adults who are eligible for specialist disability services will need to undergo an assessment and prioritisation process to be linked with available and appropriate services. For further information got to Disability Information and Support.
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Last updated: 23 March 2015