Understanding the NDISFor individuals4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
What does the NDIS do?• The NDIS is about better funding for disability,but that’s not all it is about• The NDIS changes t...
Funding programs• The old method generally involved fundingprograms• Some examples include:– Aids and equipment schemes– R...
Lets take it a step at a timeLets use an example of an imaginary companiondog program.You’re going to need dogs. People wi...
The way it works nowFirst, the money getsdivided upThen it gets shared outto the differentorganisations that willmanage th...
The way it works nowThen the people who need adog apply to the organisationswho are managing theprogramVery rarely is ther...
Some of the other problems includeLots ofpaperwork. Forthe organisationsto decide whoshould get thedog, and what ismore ur...
This is not a person centred process atallOften peoplehave no ideahow long theprocess will take,or what they cando to chan...
This process can be repeated over andover4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
So how is the NDIS different?“No wrong doors” means thatno matter where you start off,or who you ask for services,you shou...
The NDIS gets the administration outof the way once at the beginning4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
A process that puts you in chargeApplication• You apply to be aparticipant of the NDIS• You fill in the forms andprovide i...
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What does the NDIS mean for individuals?

  1. 1. Understanding the NDISFor individuals4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  2. 2. What does the NDIS do?• The NDIS is about better funding for disability,but that’s not all it is about• The NDIS changes the way funding works• The NDIS places much more control in thehands of the individuals• This short presentation explains how thisworks4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  3. 3. Funding programs• The old method generally involved fundingprograms• Some examples include:– Aids and equipment schemes– Respite care programs– Therapy programs• Sometimes these were funded by the State, bythe Commonwealth, or a bit of both4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  4. 4. Lets take it a step at a timeLets use an example of an imaginary companiondog program.You’re going to need dogs. People will need to apply for the dogs. Someone has topay for the dogs. And someone has to organise how this all happens.4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  5. 5. The way it works nowFirst, the money getsdivided upThen it gets shared outto the differentorganisations that willmanage the programs4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  6. 6. The way it works nowThen the people who need adog apply to the organisationswho are managing theprogramVery rarely is there a match between theresources available. So the organisationsmanaging the programs need to makedecisions, or may be given guidelines, asto how to share the resources out. Thismay include waiting lists or reducing theassistance offered.4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  7. 7. Some of the other problems includeLots ofpaperwork. Forthe organisationsto decide whoshould get thedog, and what ismore urgent, theyneed to collect alot of informationfrom everyone.Many of these processes rely onmedical assessments. People endup seeing doctors over and over,not for treatment, but to fill informs. Where there are not manydoctors, or they do not bulk bill,this can cause other problems.People can be leftwaiting for a longtime, unable toget on with theirlives, study, work,socialise etc.4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  8. 8. This is not a person centred process atallOften peoplehave no ideahow long theprocess will take,or what they cando to changethings. Theyhave no controlover their ownlives.Not all services are the same. This processmakes it so difficult to get any assistance, butthat does not mean it is the right assistance.There is often a real lack of choice.4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  9. 9. This process can be repeated over andover4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  10. 10. So how is the NDIS different?“No wrong doors” means thatno matter where you start off,or who you ask for services,you should end up in the rightplace.Instead of applying here thereand everywhere, there will beone process.4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  11. 11. The NDIS gets the administration outof the way once at the beginning4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013
  12. 12. A process that puts you in chargeApplication• You apply to be aparticipant of the NDIS• You fill in the forms andprovide informationonce for all thesupports and servicesyou need• Disability Care lets youknow if you are eligibleto be coveredPlan• You agree a plan withDisabilityCare for all thesupports and servicesyou need• You agree who willmanage the money forthis – you, your family,an organisation orDisabilityCare• You agree what helpyou will need toimplement the plan, ifthis is right for youImplement• You then go and do thethings in the plan.• This might includelooking around atdifferent trained dogs,to see what is the mostappropriate one for you• You may also choose toget some advice froman organisation thatknows about thesedogs, or that knowsabout your type ofdisabilityYou then go andbuy your dog!4/05/2013 (c) Disability Directory 2013

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