Get ready for the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will begin to roll out in Moonee Valley in October 2018.

It will change the way people with disability, their families and carers receive support.

It will give participants more control over how, when and where their support is delivered.

If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa, are under the age of 65 and have a permanent and significant disability, the NDIS will affect you.

Take charge. Get informed. Be ready.

How do I find out more?

There are several ways you can get more information about the NDIS:

For more information or to find out if you may be eligible use the access checker on the NDIS website or call 1800 800 110.

Free information sessions

We are holding free information sessions to help people get ready for the NDIS.

These sessions are targeted to meet your specific needs, including sessions for carers, people with an intellectual disability or parents of young children.

Make sure you book into the right session.

If you have any questions about the information sessions or want to book via phone, please contact 9243 1647.

For people with an intellectual disability

Guest speakers: VALID

When: Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10.30am-12 noon

Where: Avondale Heights Library, 69-79 Military Road, Avondale Heights

RSVP: Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Morning tea will be provided.

Book online or call 9243 1647.

For people who are experiencing mental ill health (psychosocial disability)

Guest speakers: Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council

When: Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 2pm-3.30pm

Where: Balcony Room, Clocktower Centre, 750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

RSVP: Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Book online or call 9243 1647.

For Mandarin and Arabic speaking communities

Guest speakers: Carers Victoria

When: Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 7pm-8.30pm

Where: Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington

RSVP: Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Supper will be provided.

Book online or call 9243 1647.

For Vietnamese and Arabic speaking communities

Guest speakers: Carers Victoria

When: Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10am-11.30am

Where: Wingate Community Centre, 13A Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale

RSVP: Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Supper will be provided.

Book online or call 9243 1647 to book.

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

The NDIS may be available to support people who are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa, are under the age of 65 and who have a permanent and significant disability (including mental health issue or psychosocial disability).

For more information or to find out if you may be eligible visit the NDIS website or call 1800 800 110.

What sort of support can I receive through the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will fund services it deems reasonable and necessary.

The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • daily personal activities (home care, personal care)
  • transport
  • workplace help or help finding a job
  • therapeutic supports including behaviour support
  • assistive technology (wheelchairs, walking frames, hoist, hearing aids)
  • home modification design and construction
  • Assistance managing your NDIS funding package (this is known as support co-ordination)

You can find out more about the sorts of supports the scheme will fund by visiting the NDIS website.

How do I access the NDIS?

If you are already receiving disability support services, you will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as the NDIS rolls out to Moonee Valley.

If you are not currently receiving any disability supports, but wish to join the scheme, contact the NDIA and ask to complete an Access Request Form. You can apply to access the scheme from April 2018.

Once you have registered, the NDIA will work with you to develop a plan which focuses on your goals and supports required to achieve these goals. Some plans might be developed over the phone but anyone can request a face to face planning session.

All plans are reviewed yearly, however if your circumstances change significantly, you can request an early review.

How do I make a complaint or get help appealing a decision?

There are a number of resources you can access if you are not satisfied with the NDIA processes. 

What will happen to the Council services I currently receive?

If you currently receive services through Council, you will continue to receive these services until your plan is implemented.

We are currently working with service providers and our community to establish how we can best support residents once the NDIS is implemented in this area.

In early 2018, Council will decide if we will register as an NDIS provider or not.

Feedback from the community will help us make this decision and plan for how we can continue to support people with disability and their families in the future.

You can have your say by taking our survey or calling 9243 1647 by Friday, 15 December.

Have your say about the future of disability services in Moonee Valley

In early 2018, Council will decide if we will register as an NDIS provider or not.

Feedback received from the community would help us make this decision. Have your say here. 

Last updated: Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:40 AM