UnitingCare West is here to support you on your National Disability Insurance Scheme journey.
We offer a range of individualised support for people with disability, including participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
We understand that everybody’s journey is unique, so talk to us about how we can support you to reach your goals.
You can call us to chat to one of our team on 1300 663 298 whenever you are ready.
We are here to walk alongside you and the people you trust to help you make the right decisions on what services best suit your own unique needs. This might include developing an individualised plan that identifies the outcomes you want to achieve and the pathway to get you there.
Our dedicated NDIS team is ready to:
- Answer your NDIS questions
- Guide you through the NDIS application process
- Work with you to develop a comprehensive NDIS plan
Services we provide at UnitingCare West include:
- Community activities
- Supported accommodation
- Shared accommodation
- Support to access employment and educational opportunities
- NDIS planning and support
The NDIS in WA
In December 2017, it was announced that the Commonwealth Government’s National Disability Insurance Agency will operate the NDIS in Western Australia for the future. This brings to a close the WA NDIS trial conducted by the former Disability Services Commission.
West Australians living in different local government areas will be able to access the NDIS at different times. The scheme will be fully rolled out across WA by 2020.
All current participants in the WA NDIS will transfer to the nationally delivered scheme from April 2018 until 31 December 2018.
Can I get support from the NDIS?
You are eligible to access the scheme if you have a permanent impairment that makes it difficult to take part in everyday life activities. You will also need to meet a range of requirements, including:
- Availability of the scheme in your area
- Age (you must be 65 years or younger on application)
- Residency status
- The nature of your disability
- Early intervention requirements
If you are already a client of a disability service, you will be contacted about transitioning into the scheme. In the meantime, existing services and supports will continue until you start your NDIS plan.
Advocacy – protecting your rights
UnitingCare West is by your side, to advocate on your behalf and make sure your rights are respected at every stage of your personal NDIS journey.
We’ll put you at the centre of every discussion, provide advice on what to say at meetings and step in to speak on your behalf when required.
Our role is to represent your rights and ensure your voice is clearly heard, understood and respected.
How do I find out more?
Contact our specialist team on 1300 663 298 to have a chat and find out more.
We will be able to help you find out how the NDIS can best support you.
There is also lots of useful news and information on the WA page of the NDIS website.
UnitingCare West is an NDIS registered organisation