AGAPI Care is a NDIS registered service provider since 2016.
What is NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (also called the NDIS) is the new way of providing support to Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
The NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals, including independence, community involvement, education, employment and health and wellbeing.
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 also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.
People with disability have the same right as other Australians to decide their best interests and to have choice and control over their lives.
The NDIS recognises that everyone’s needs and goals are different.
The NDIS provides people with individualised support and the flexibility to manage their supports to help them achieve their goals and enjoy an ordinary life.
The NDIS replaces a disability system that was unfair and inefficient with a new, national system that is world-leading, equitable and sustainable.
This provides certainty and consistency for people with disability, their families and carers.
For more information on the NDIS you can visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website at www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.
To become an NDIS participant a person must:
- Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities;
- Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS;
- Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa; and
- Live in Australia where the NDIS is available (the NDIS is being introduced gradually around Australia from 1 July 2016)
To find out more, visit the NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au or call the NDIA on 1800 800 110. NOTE: If you live outside the NDIS trial sites your existing funding and level of support will remain in place until the NDIS is introduced to your area.