Grampians Community Health your local NDIS provider

Call us on 03 5358 7400 and book a free time to talk about your options

Who is Eligible

People who currently have or likely to have permanent disability and under the age of 65yrs

We can assist you to get ready for, or choose services you want.

We have flexible supports that are personalised for you to choose from with lots of options

  • Social and Recreational – supporting you to get out and about
  • Groups – getting together for social outings / small centre based education groups
  • Accessing the Community – doing the things you enjoy
  • Skill Development – building confidence and independence
  • Accommodation/Tenancy – advice and linkages with housing services
  • Plan Management – assisting with your plan and finance
  • Coordination of Supports – assisting you to access the services you want
  • Budgeting and Managing daily tasks – shopping, cooking, maintaining your environment
  • Free NDIS individual sessions – assist you to understand your plan or how to apply for NDIS

GCH has free information sessions weekly to help you get started with your life choices.

Areas we cover are:

  • Northern Grampians,
  • Horsham, Hindmarsh,
  • West Wimmera and
  • Yarriambiack from 1st of October 2017

Call us on 03 5358 7400 and we can assist you with the process.

NDIS

For more information you can call NDIS directly on 1800 800 110 or visit the  NDIS website

Five questions to help you work out if you can access the NDIS

1. Do you have Australian residency?

To access the NDIS you must live in Australia and be:

  • an Australian citizen OR
  • a permanent resident OR
  • hold a Protected Special Category Visa

2. Are you under 65 years old?

To access the NDIS you must be aged under 65 years.

In some locations, you need to be a certain age to access the NDIS during the trial period.

3. Do you live in an area where the NDIS is available?

To access the NDIS right now, you must live in an NDIS area on a designated date. In some of these areas, you also need to be a certain age to access the Scheme.

Find out if the NDIS is available in your area, check Victoria

4. Do you usually need support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent?

To meet the NDIS disability rules you need to have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong) and that stops you from doing everyday things by yourself.

The following questions may help you decide if your answer is ‘yes’.

Do you usually need support from a person or assistive equipment so you can:

  • understand and be understood by other people?
  • make and keep friends and cope with feelings and emotions?
  • understand, remember and learn new things?
  • get out of bed and move around the home and outside the home?
  • take a bath or shower, dress and eat?
  • do daily jobs, handle money and make decisions?

5. Do you need some supports now to reduce your support needs in the future?

To meet the NDIS early intervention rules, you need to

  • have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong); or
  • be a child under 6 years of age with a developmental delay and the delay means you usually need more help with your self-care, communication, learning or motor skills than another child of the same age.

Early intervention supports provided by the NDIS are those not provided by any other services such as health and education.

The following questions may help you decide if your answer is ‘yes’.

Would early intervention supports:

  • reduce the impact of your impairment or condition or developmental delay?
  • stop the impact of your impairment or condition from getting worse?
  • strengthen your informal supports, such as helping a carer to keep supporting you?

For more information you can visit the NDIS website or call us on 03 5358 7400 and book a free time to talk about your options.

WHAT IS NDIS AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

NDIS is the new National Disability Insurance Scheme which is the new funding scheme to help more people with physical or mental health disability to access supports you want and need to live a better life.

With the Introduction of NDIS you will receive funding as a package through the scheme. With this package, you will be able to choose your provider of services, what you want, when you want it to give you choice and control to live the life you want.

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