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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The roll out of NDIS in outer-eastern Melbourne, including Knox, will commence from 1 November 2017 and is anticipated to take approximately nine months. For more information about the NDIS, please visit the NDIS website.

Council’s Municipal Disability Leadership Role

With the introduction of NDIS, Council decided the best way to support people locally was to fund a range of initiatives that will make a practical difference to people with disabilities, their families and carers through the development of the Municipal Disability Program.

This program encompasses a range of programs and initiatives such as:

  • Peer support program for parents and carers
  • Working with early years services to enhance access and inclusion for children with disabilities or developmental delays, their families and carers
  • Working with sporting clubs to increase inclusion of people with disabilities or developmental delays
  • Working with scouting groups to enhance inclusion of people with disabilities or developmental delays
  • Running a women’s leadership program for women with disabilities
  • Improving access to relevant information

For further information contact Council’s Municipal Disability Program Lead on 9298 8000.

Changes to Active Ageing & Disability Services

Participants under 65 years who are currently using services from Council can have contact with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) from 1st November 2017 to determine if they are eligible for services and supports under the NDIS.

Current services will remain in place until the participant has been assessed as eligible for the NDIS and their individual support plan is developed and approved. All the disability services and supports a participant are using (including those from Council) will need to be included in their NDIS support plan.

Council is committed to working closely with our participants to ensure a smooth transition to the NDIS, and support is available to assist through this transition period.

Participants under 65 years who are deemed not eligible for services and supports under NDIS will continue to receive services under the State funded Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP).

For further information contact Council’s Active Ageing and Disability Services on 9298 8000, or the NDIA on 1800 800 110.

NDIS Information Sessions

Latrobe Community Health Service will be delivering pre-planning workshops in Knox during October. These sessions will provide opportunities for participants and their families to work through the different aspects of planning meetings and ask any questions they may have.

The sessions will be held at Knox City Council, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South.

Bookings are essential and can be made via Eventbrite by following the below links:

Register Monday 13 November 10am - 11am.

Register Tuesday 21 November 2pm - 3pm.

Register Wednesday 29 November 10am - 11am.

For further information, please email or call 1800 242 696.

Additional Information

For further information about NDIS and how to access it, please look at the NDIS Fact Sheet link below or contact.

National Disability Insurance Agency
1800 800 110
GPO Box 700
Canberra ACT 2601

Latrobe Community Health
1800 242 696

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