The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) exists to provide support and funding to Australians living with a disability. If you’re looking to move onto the NDIS or you’re supporting a loved one through the process, follow along with our easy guide below.
Check your eligibility against the NDIS criteria here. Some factors include your age, where you live, and the nature of your disability. If you meet the criteria, download an Access Request Form here.
Before you set up your plan, we recommend you consider and assess your needs. Some things to think about include:
You will be contacted by the NDIA to confirm your details (from your Access Request Form) and to arrange a meeting with an NDIS planner or Local Area Coordinator (LAC) – we recommend arranging a face-to-face meeting.
Your plan will be based on your circumstances, goals, needs and interest and can include your living arrangements, employment, transport, social activities, and your interests.
At Orana, we can help you in implementing your plan and connect you to supports that are suitable. We have a wide range of services including support, employment, community options, and much more.
Contact our Intake Coordinator here or fill in our online enquiry form here to find out how to access our services.
Each year, you will have an opportunity to review and adjust your plan with an NDIS planner or LAC, based on whether your current needs and goals have been met. If your circumstances change, you can request a review at any time.
For more information, please visit the NDIS website here.
If you wish to submit feedback or a complaint, or wish to find out more about the role of the NDIS Commission, please visit their website here.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) exists to provide support and funding to Australians living with disability. The NDIS is an insurance-based scheme that invests in participants to improve long-term outcomes.
Where can I find Orana’s NDIS price guide?
A copy of Orana’s NDIS price guide can be found here.
The NDIA is an independent government statutory agency that implements the NDIS.
You will have more choice, more control, and more options to ensure the support you receive is meeting your wants and needs.
Your NDIS plan will fund reasonable and necessary supports to help you live life how you would like. This may include:
The NDIS will review your plan and will assess your individual goals and needs, then, will determine what is needed to achieve this.
No, they don’t. Prior to your annual review meeting, we recommend you document the reasons why you haven’t spent your funds, and your NDIS planner can then factor these reasons into your next plan.
Plans are not based on what you have spent in the past, they are based on what is reasonable and necessary for you.
Programs that are designed to develop and strengthen a persons skills and abilities.
Orana offers multiple capacity building programs, find out more here.
Choice and Control
Clients are able to make their own decisions.
An NDIS participant that is receiving support from Orana.
Providing support at the earliest possible stage, often in an educational setting, to reduce the impacts of disability or developmental delay.
Things that a participant would like to achieve in the future, with the help of the NDIS or services. Goals might include finding a job, moving out of home, or building on physical strength.
Local Area Coordinator (LAC)
LACs work in partnership with the NDIA to help participants write and manage their plans, and connect to services and supports.
Services provided to everyone, with or without disability. This can also be referred to as informal supports.
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
The Australian Government agency set up to run the NDIS.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The national scheme for supporting people with disability.
People with disability who have an NDIS plan.
Overnight care and supports.
A person or organisation that delivers services and supports to NDIS participants. Orana is an NDIS Registered Provider.
When a participant and their family or caregivers manage the funding and supports in their NDIS plan.
A written agreement created with a service provider that sets out:
People that can help find mainstream and other disability services.
Orana offers Support Coordination, find out more here.
Employment that has been designed for people with disability.
Orana provides multiple supported employment opportunities in a variety of sectors, find out more here.
Supported Independent Living (SIL)
SIL is support to help you live as independently as possible. Support could include:
Orana provides Supported Independent Living, find out more here.
Find out more on the NDIS website here.