The NDIS is an acronym for the National Disability Insurance Scheme – a new way of providing individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced in July 2013. For the first three years, it is being introduced at trial sites at selected locations because it’s a big change, and the NDIS is trying to ensure that it operates effectively and sustainably.
Roll out of the full scheme will commence progressively in Victoria from July 2016.
Essentially the NDIS will replace the majority of funding programs currently being accessed and used by service organisations like Kalparrin.
Under the NDIS funding and supports to people with disabilities in Australia will be transformed and will involve undoubted complexities for every organisation offering service and for people receiving it.
Kalparrin is maintaining strong communication lines with numerous organisations, government bodies and peak bodies in order to optimise its preparation for transition to the NDIS, to best assist families who will benefit from the Scheme and to ensure that Kalparrin services will continue to be delivered effectively and professionally.