NDIS
RESOURCES

HOW THE
NDIS WORKS

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The NDIS has been designed to support people with permanent and significant disability to be active members of their community.

It provides funding based on need and gives choice and control over the support received. This means you are assessed on your particular circumstances and aspirations. The funding for supports received ensures you reach your particular goals including independence, involvement in community, education, employment, and health and wellbeing.

The NDIS provides certainty that you will receive the reasonable and necessary support you require over your lifetime, giving you peace of mind. It also focuses on early intervention, at a time when getting early support can reduce the impact of disability.

Who’s who?

The NDIS was launched by the Australian Federal Government in 2013.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for rolling out the scheme Australia-
wide. Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and Local Area Coordination (LAC) supports the NDIA in the rollout of the NDIS.

How does OG*D fit in?

We know that people are experts in their own lives and have the knowledge and resources to reconnect with their strengths and move beyond a diagnosis. This is where Psychosocial Recovery Coaching fits into the NDIS and where OG*D will lead the way.

The NDIS added Psychosocial Recovery Coaches to the support participants can get as of 1 July 2020. OG*D is a registered provider of Psychosocial Recovery Coaching e. OG*D provides NDIS-funded recovery coaching supports for those who qualify for funding under the scheme. It also ensures clients are able to maximise their NDIS plans and can access the supports they are eligible for.

For more information, visit the NDIS website.

My NDIS Plan

OG*D is here for you

We understand that navigating the NDIS can feel overwhelming. We are experts in the NDIS and it is our job to support you to understand and navigate the complexities.

Our role is to:

• Get the most out of your plan
• Understand your individual goals
• Work out a strategy for your recovery
• Provide you with Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

What is recovery?

The term ‘recovery’ is used widely throughout the mental health sector. It can have different meanings in different contexts.

The NDIA defines recovery as achieving an optimal state of personal, social and emotional wellbeing, as defined by each individual, whilst living with or recovering from a mental health condition.

For more information view the psychosocial disability recovery and the NDIS (PDF 774KB) or Glossary – key terms for understanding the NDIS and psychosocial disability (PDF 630KB).

These include:

• Choice and control for participants.
a lifetime commitment to supports and funding (enables hope and optimism).
• Provision of plan flexibility (enables support to be used to meet different needs at different times).
• Opportunities for increased social and economic participation.
• Disability focused support which is recovery orientated.

Psychosocial recovery coach

From July 2020, psychosocial recovery coaches (recovery coaches) will be available to support participants with psychosocial disabilities to live a full and contributing life.

Recovery coaches will support participants to take more control of their lives and to better manage the complex challenges of day-to-day living.

Recovery coaches will work collaboratively with participants, their families, carers and other services to design, plan and implement a recovery plan, and assist with the coordination of NDIS and other supports.

Resources

Accessing the NDIS and getting started.

How the NDIS works

Booklet 1 – understanding the NDIS

Learning about the NDIS, deciding whether to apply for the NDIS, accessing the NDIS.

Am I Eligible?

Accessing the NDIS – Factsheet

Information you need to know to access the NDIS

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

Do you have a concern or complaint about your NDIS supports or service?

NDIS Acronyms

Supports funded by the NDIS

What types of supports are funded?

Reasonable and necessary supports

What support or service are considered reasonable and necessary?

NDIS and other government services

All Australians with disability have access to a range of other government services including education, health, employment, justice and family support.

How do I apply?

Booklet 2 – planning

Understanding your current supports, creating an NDIS plan to achieve your goals, receiving an approved NDIS plan.

Getting ready for your planning converstaion – Checklist

Help to get ready for your first NDIS Planning converstaion

GP and health professional’s guide to the NDIS – Factsheet

The role a GP and health professionals play in accessing the NDIS.

Planning and implementing process.

Creating your plan

Developing your NDIS plan – Factsheet

Facts about developing your first plan to help you get NDIS ready

Using your plan

Booket 3 – Using your NDIS plan

Understanding what’s in you plan, learning how to use you plan, choosing and managing supports and services, reviewing your plan and progress

Starting your plan with a Support Coordinator – Factsheet

Starting your plan with a Local Area Coordinator

What types of supports are funded?

Starting your plan – Factsheet
Reviewing your plans and goals

A Review of a Decision

If you’re not happy with a NDIS decion you can submit an application for a review.