The NDIS is rolling out across the rest of NSW from 1 July 2017 and will be fully rolled out by mid 2018.
The NSW government is writing to people with disability moving into the NDIS who receive disability supports in NSW to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS.
How will people move into the NDIS?
With so many people coming into the scheme in such a short time it is important that there is a planned approach to how they access the NDIS.
Although transition for people accessing all types of services in these areas will start from 1 July, most people living in large and small residential centres, group homes, hostels, attendant care, in-home support or alternative family placement will be the first to move into the NDIS.
Most people who attend day, recreation and life skills programs as well as people who receive support from therapy, early or behaviour intervention programs or use case management services and respite will move into the NDIS from October 2017.
Most people accessing personal care assistance, personal care, meal services, home modifications and transport services will move to the NDIS from January 2018. They will need to provide evidence of their disability as part of their NDIS access request.
Information about providing evidence of disability can be found on the national NDIS website: www.ndis.gov.au
People who do not currently receive NSW funded disability supports will have the opportunity to access the Scheme when it starts in their local area, if they are in immediate need of assistance, and do not currently have support.
Useful resources to assist people moving into the NDIS are available in plain and easy English, community languages and materials for Aboriginal people on this website in the resources section.