NDIS related articles, media and links

This short NDIS video will give you some basic information about what the NDIS is and what you can expect from it.

The NDIS is gradually rolling out across Australia and is expected to begin in our region in January 2019. This might seem a long way off still, but some of the advice coming from people who have already entered the scheme is to start to prepare as early as you can.

Suggestions include –

Think about how you would like life to look like for yourself/family member if you had adequate support to meet your needs and goals;
Familiarise yourself with this new system and language and
Think about the support you require or provide to your family member with disability.

The better prepared you are the better the outcomes you can expect.

CFN is here to help answer your questions about the NDIS and to assist you to prepare. You are welcome to call us to discuss how we can support you on your NDIS journey.

Towards an ordinary life – the NDIS Annual Report 2015-2016
and Simple English Version

The NDIA has just released their annual report for 2015-16.  It is the agencies third annual review – past reviews can be found on the NDIS website here.

This latest report features some of the successes and challenges with the scheme so far, participant stories and information about the growth opportunities ahead.

The NDIS, One Year In – Experience of Carers in the Hunter trial site.

This paper draws on Carers NSW research, consultation and policy analysis from throughout the first year of the NSW trial. It summarises key issues arising for carers and intends to contribute to the ongoing refinement of NDIS design and implementation.

Where do Carers Fit, Carers Australia.
Information for carers about their role in relation to the NDIS. Includes information about support available for carers and respite among other topics of interest to carers.

This NDIS fact sheet outlines the types of supports the NDIS will fund in relation to family support.

NDIS You Tube Channel
Did you know that the NDIS have their own YouTube channel? The channel has a variety of videos featuring stories from participants who have begun to receive NDIS funding in various parts of the country. In addition to personal stories, you’ll find general news, webinars and other information relating to the NDIS.

Disability Scheme Supports Everyone, by former NDIS chairman, Bruce Bonyhady
This article was written in 2014, when Bruce Bonyhady was the chairman of the NDIS, but it is still one of the clearest explanations of the NDIS, why we need it and how it is expected to benefit all Australians.

If anything you read or view here regarding the NDIS raises questions for you, please get in touch with CFN on 07 5432 3966, perhaps we can assist you.