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.

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.


Preparing for the NDIS

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is one of the biggest social changes of our times.  Accessing the scheme might seem complicated and overwhelming at first, but there are numerous ways to get prepared. 

Wellways has been involved in the NDIS since it first rolled out in the Barwon region in Victoria and the ACT since 2015.  We have gained a thorough understanding of the scheme and how to prepare for the transition, applying to access the NDIS and support participants to receive the best value for their plans.

Please contact us to talk about your needs. If you are eligible for the NDIS we can provide you with the best services and supports for your needs.

Our NDIS services

Wellways Services can be purchased through NDIS funding.

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

Wellways offers both Core and Capacity Building 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 day to day activities, such as household tasks, meal preparation, light housekeeping and grocery shopping
  • transport to and from activities, appointments and meetings
  • support to connect and participate in the community, getting out and about and catching up with friends
  • transport
  • travel training
  • support to learn new skills, at home or in the community
  • assistance with personal care such as showering, dressing and medication
  • case management, support coordination and clinical support services

Read more about the NDIS and eligibility requirements here.