What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability, as well as their families and carers. The NDIS will mean peace of mind for every Australian—for anyone who has, or might acquire, a disability.

The NDIS is being rolled out across the country in stages to ensure people with disabilities continue to get the support they need.

If you are living with a disability, or a severe and enduring mental health issue, and you meet the access requirements, you can become a participant in the scheme. We are here to help with your transition to the NDIS and have a range of services available with an NDIS plan.

If the NDIS is available in your area but you do not meet the eligibility requirements, you still may be able access other supports and services.

Call us on 1300 111 500 to talk about the options available to you.

How do I access the NDIS?

Accessing the NDIS might seem like a complicated process. At Wellways, we are experts in supporting people in obtaining a plan, because we have been involved in the NDIS in the Barwon region and in the ACT since the very beginning. If you are eligible for the NDIS, talk to us about how we can provide you with the best services and supports for your needs.

Our NDIS services

NDIS supports fall into three categories:

Core: a support that enables you to complete daily living activities, work towards your goals and meet your objectives

Capital: an investment such as assistive technologies, equipment and home or vehicle modifications, and funding for capital costs such as Specialist Disability Accommodation

Capacity: a support that enable you to build your independence and skills

Wellways offers both Core and Capacity supports and we will help you get the most out of your NDIS plan. We are experienced in support coordination and support connection, as we have local knowledge and strong links to the community.

The supports we offer include:

  • assistance with daily life at home, in the community, education and at work
  • improved daily living skills
  • improved relationships
  • improved living arrangements
  • improved learning
  • finding and keeping a job
  • increased social and community participation
  • support coordination
  • support connection

Read more about the NDIS and eligibility requirements here.