To support the smooth transition of people with disability accessing the NDIS across NSW, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) writes to people with disability who currently access specialist disability supports through the NSW government to inform them of how and when they will access 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 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 will also begin to move into the NDIS from July 2017.
Most people accessing respite, 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
Useful participant phasing resources:
My first plan fact sheet: a fact sheet for people with disability planning to enter the NDIS. It provides information on what to expect in a first plan and how to prepare a first planning meeting.
Participant pathway resource: an illustrated guide that simplifies the journey into the NDIS for people currently accessing NSW funded specialist disability supports.
Information about the NDIS including eligibility and access requirements can be found on the national NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au or by calling the NDIA on 1800 800 110.