Home and Community Care (HACC) Service clients
Services for younger people (people under 65 years, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under 50 years) will be funded by the State Government, until the national NDIS implementation is complete. Once the NDIS is implemented, services will be provided by authorised NDIS providers.
As the NDIS is rolled out in Knox, some of our HACC clients under 65 years will be able to explore opportunities for support through the NDIS. Those clients whose services are not NDIS-eligible will continue to be serviced by Knox City Council via State funding arrangements.
The Knox Active Ageing and Disability Services team is committed to working closely with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and its associated agencies to ensure existing service users are supported through the service transition process.
All HACC clients and staff have been notified of Council’s decision.
Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) families
This decision will mean Council will be closing our ECIS operations at the Illoura site. The Illoura Early Childhood Intervention service (ECIS) will cease as of the end of February 2017. All ECIS families and staff have been notified of Council’s decision. Children and families will be supported to transition to an alternate ECIS provider in time for this closure.
Illoura staff will be working closely with children and families to transition across to an alternative service provider and Council will also be working closely with the Department of Education and Training (DET) to ensure the process is as smooth and supportive as possible.
As part of the consultation process, Council has heard that Illoura has a special place in the hearts and minds of many families who have children with a disability in the Knox community.
Council wants to explore the opportunities for the future use of the Illoura facility as a place that focuses on supporting children, families, carers and people with a disability in Knox.
For more information about the NDIS, please visit the NDIS website.