NDIS: Perth & WA Providers

St. Judes is a registered NDIS service provider in Perth WA, helping people with disability to live the life they want to live.

Our NDIS disability services are designed to help develop and build on your abilities and interests, enhance your social and life skills, and help you to live an independent, fulfilling life.

Our expansive service suite spans home and personal care, clinical care, therapy services, community participation, accommodation, disability employment services, and everything in between.

Explore our disability services here

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability.

It moves away from the previous system of providing block funding to agencies and community organisations, to direct funding for individuals.

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fully rolled out, the NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability, with funding for services and support.

For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.

The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

So, if you’re searching for NDIS providers in Perth, look no further! Contact our friendly team today to find out how we can help.  Our specialists will take the time to discuss your situation, answer your queries and talk you through the various options open to you.

What Does the NDIS Do?

Providing funding to eligible people based on their individual needs

The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life.

Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals and the funding they have received.

NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services that will help them achieve their goals. Everyone has different goals but they could include things like getting and keeping a job, making friends or participating in a local community activity. NDIS participants control the support they receive, when they receive it, and who provides it.

The NDIS cannot fund a support that is:
• the responsibility of another government system or community service; or
• not related to a person’s disability.

Supporting communities to include all Australians with disability needs.

People who are not eligible for the NDIS can still get help to access community and other government services.

The NDIS can provide information and helps connect all people with disability, their families and carers to community and other government services. For many people, this will be all the support they need.

Check Your Eligibility to Access the NDIS

The NDIA makes decisions about who can access the NDIS based on the information they provide about their disability and how it impacts on their day-to-day life.

To be eligible for the NDIS, you must:

• have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities or a developmental delay
• be less than 65 years old when you first access the NDIS
• be an Australian citizen, hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa, and
• live in a part of Australia where the NDIS is now available.

To check whether you may be able to access the NDIS, complete the checklist below. Remember, this is just a guide and the final decision about your eligibility is up to the NDIS.

1. Are you under 65 years old?
To access the NDIS you must be younger than 65 years old at the time you apply.
Yes, go to Question 2.
No, you will not be able to access the NDIS. You may be able to access other aged care supports. Visit www.myagedcare.gov.au
2. 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.
Yes, go to Question 3.
No, you will not be able to access the NDIS. You may be able to access other supports through community and other government services.
3. Do you live in an area where the NDIS is currently available?
To access the NDIS right now, you must live in an area where the NDIS is available. If you don’t know, visit the NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.
Yes, go to Question 4.
No, you will need to wait until the NDIS becomes available in your area.
4. Do you usually need support from another person or use special equipment to complete everyday tasks because of a permanent and significant disability?
To access the NDIS you need to have a permanent and significant disability that stops you from doing everyday things by yourself. This includes disabilities that are episodic such as people who have a significant and lifelong psychosocial disability
Yes, an LAC, ECEI Partner or the NDIA can help you make an access request. Refer to the diagram on the next page for more information.
No, go to Question 5.
5. Do you need some supports now to reduce your support needs in the future?
To access the NDIS to receive early intervention supports you must:
• have a permanent disability, or
• be a child aged 0-6 years with a significant developmental delay requiring a certain level of intervention, and There needs to be evidence that getting support now will help you by:
• reducing the impacts of your disability or developmental delay, and
• building your skills and independence.
Yes, an LAC, ECEI Partner or the NDIA can help you make an access request. Refer to the diagram on the next page for more information.
No, an LAC or ECEI Partner may be available to assist you to connect to community or other government services.

Accessing the NDIS

After you have answered the eligibility questions above, use the diagram below to help you understand the NDIS access process.

Support & Services

The NDIS funds a range of supports and services which may include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing.

In order to be considered reasonable and necessary, a support or service:
• must be related to a participant’s disability
• must not include day-to-day living costs not related to your disability support needs, such as groceries
• should represent value for money
• must be likely to be effective and work for the participant, and
• should take into account support given by other government services, your family, carers, networks and the community.

Although the NDIS supports people with permanent and significant disability, their NDIS-funded supports and services may have a direct or indirect benefit for families and carers.

Your LAC, ECEI Coordinator or the NDIA can also give you information about supports available to you under other government-funded programs, including counselling and carer support groups in your community.

No. The Disability Support Pension (DSP) is separate to the NDIS. If you are receiving the DSP, this does not mean that you are automatically eligible for the NDIS, and you will still need to check your eligibility and apply for the NDIS.

Similarly, if you receive NDIS funding, it will not impact any income support you receive, such as the DSP or Carers Allowance.

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