NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is the new way of providing disability support in Australia. This may include supporting you if you are living with a psychosocial disability (mental health condition).
The NDIS is available for eligible Australians to get the disability supports they choose.
For people living with psychosocial disability, the NDIS enables you to access disability services and supports alongside your mental health treatment.
The NDIS recognises that people may develop a disability at any time and that everyone’s support needs are different.
One aim of the NDIS is to invest in the health and wellbeing of Australia through encouraging economic and social participation, and community inclusion, of people with disabilities.
As everyone’s support needs are different, the NDIS uses a person-centred and self-directed approach to enable people to have choice and control over their own life and plan.
The NDIS Act 2013 (https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2013A00020) is the law that helped establish the NDIS and the NDIA. Understanding the Act can be helpful for navigating the NDIS.
Some things the Act sets out:
About the NDIS
National Disability Insurance Sceme Act 2013
Information for carers - NDIS supporting families and carers
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