What is the NDIS?
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way government is providing disability support. It replaces support that has been provided by NSW Disability Services. The NDIS is gradually being rolled out and is now available across NSW including the Far North Coast region.
If you have existing supports provided under the old system, you need to be transferred to the NDIS as soon as possible.
Your visa, citizenship and residency status, how old you are and the support you currently receive determines if you are eligible and your pathway to accessing the NDIS. (For more detailed information about eligibility and pathways see DAISI's NDIS Information Package Am i eligible?
What is in this package
In this What is the NDIS? package you will find a DAISI summary of what the NDIS is and selected resources we have gathered from the NDIS, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and Social Futures. The complete resource is available below for free download, followed by the individual resources:
- NDIS word list (NSW Government)
- About the NDIS (NDIS)
- About the NDIS: Easy English (NDIS)
- Three key pillars underpin NDIS Design (AI)
- Principles to determine the responsibilities of the NDIS and other service systems (COAG)
- Delivering the NDIS in your community (Social Futures)
- Government Services (DAISI)
How DAISI can help you get started
If you have questions about the NDIS and your individual situation we can help and put you in touch with the right people.
To talk with a member of the DAISI team:
Call us on FREECALL 1800 800 340
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have hearing or speech loss call the National Relay Service for assistance:
TTY 1800 555 677
Speak and listen 1800 555 727
If you need a language translator phone: 131 450