The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding. The Australian Government offers this funding to people with disabilities in every state and territory of Australia.
To help you understand the supports available to you, the NDIS has prepared three booklets to help you get started with the NDIS.
These booklets offer essential information for all new participants to help you:
Understand the NDIS
- Learn about the NDIS
- Decide whether to apply for the NDIS
- Accessing the NDIS
- Understand your current supports
- Create an NDIS plan to achieve your goals
- Receive an approved NDIS plan
Using Your Plan
- Understand what’s in your plan
- Learn how to use your plan
- Choose and manage supports and services
- Reviewing your plan and progress
The three NDIS participant booklets are available from the government website.
For Help with the NDIS Planning Process
Do you want help with the following?
- Understanding your current supports
- Preparing for a planning meeting
- Attending a planning meeting to create your plan
- Receiving your approved NDIS plan
- Using your plan
- Reviewing your plan
Then you can get help with how the planning process works.
NDIS and Your Privacy
The NDIS respects and protects everyone involved with the NDIS.
No one outside of the NDIS or anyone without consent cannot view personal information.
Types of Supports Provided by the NDIS
The NDIS provides funding from three supports budgets.
- Daily activities
- Help with social and community participation
- Choice and control
- Other daily activities
- Health and wellbeing
- Home living
- Lifelong learning
- Social and community participation
Capital Supports Budget
- Assistive technology
- Home modifications
The types of support the NDIS funds:
- Daily personal activities
- Transport support for activities
- Employment help
- Behaviour support
- Household tasks
- Home and vehicle modifications
How to Find a Support Worker
If you have funding for Core Supports or Capacity Building Supports, then call the SALT Foundation on 1300 777 258 or fill out the form below.
Learn How to Start Your Plan
The NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) are the people who manage your NDIS plan. You make your first plan with an NDIA planner when you join the NDIS, contact your Local Area Coordinator or Support Coordinator.
Read more: How to Apply for the NDIS
Learn How to Start Your Plan:
When you’re starting out, the person who will help you is your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) who you can reach by calling the NDIS on 1800 800 110.
Or if you know who your Support Coordinator is, speak to them.
Read more: What is NDIS Plan Management?
Support for Families and Carers
Families and carers play a vital role in the care of people with disabilities, but they need support too. Organisations like Carer’s Australia can provide you with the support you need.
With the NDIS, families and carers of an NDIS participant can help in providing information about the current supports in place and what they will need to people like a Support Coordinator or Support Worker.
The NDIS also has ways to support families and carers.
If you’re the parent or guardian of a child or teenager with a disability, read our guide on raising kids: Achieving Independence and Maturity.
Service Agreement: Your Guide to Your Rights and Responsibilities
A Service Agreement is a document that a service provider (like the SALT Foundation) uses to detail the support the provider will offer and the standards they will uphold, while also clarifying expectations about engaging their services.
Innovative Community Participation
You can be involved in the community, make connections, socialise and receive supports.
NDIS Travel & Trasnport
Transport allowance and transport enables participants to access disability supports outside their home.
Assistance with Daily Living
Recreation & Social Activities
Social activities and recreational activities are any activities that you can be involved in within you community that sparks your interest.
Health & Wellbeing Activites
Salt can support you so that you can achieve improved health and wellbeing so that you can be strong.
NDIS Support Coordination
Salt also offers NDIS support coordination services which is different to support work services.