National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life. This includes people whose disability is a cognitive, intellectual, neurological sensory or physical impairment, or a psychosocial disability.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
The NDIS will help people with disability to achieve their goals. This may include funded supports to facilitate greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing. It is designed to give people with disability choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided.
Metro North NDIS Resources
We have a small team of clinicians dedicated to supporting NDIS and hospital-interface, capacity building across our workforce and supporting patient flow in Metro North inpatient facilities.
The team operates during business hours, Monday to Friday.
To get in touch with the Metro North Disability Advisory Team, please complete the contact form below:
For patients with queries relating to NDIS, we encourage you to contact the NDIS on 1800 800 110 and liaise with your treating team.