We understand the change to a new way of doing things can be confusing and difficult to navigate. As a registered NDIS service provider we have plenty of experience in preparing people for the NDIS.

We understand the change to a new way of doing things can be confusing and difficult to navigate. As a registered NDIS service provider we have plenty of experience in preparing people for the NDIS.

What is it?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to Australians living with a disability, their families and carers, to purchase the support they need to live an ordinary life.
The NDIS, when in full scheme, will provide funding to approximately 460,000 Australians aged under 65 who have a permanent and significant disability.

How does it work?

The NDIS takes a flexible approach, working with people with a disability, their families and carers to develop personalised plans.
Under the NDIS people with disability have more choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided. They also have a greater certainty that they will receive the reasonable and necessary supports they need over their lifetime.
The support planning team at focus work with people and their families to ensure that they have the best possible opportunities to lead a happy and fulfilling life. We assist people to develop their own personal life plans, set their individual goals and then provide the right supports to achieve these.

focus is a registered provider of NDIS and has been working with people with disability and their families for over 45 years.
If you are eligible for transition to the NDIS, or have an NDIS plan; our Support Planners can guide you through the necessary processes to access the support that you need through focus programs and services

They will assist you to access the information you need to make informed decisions and ensure that you are connected with the support services that are right for you.

Eligibility for the NDIS

Check your eligibility

There are a number of factors which determine your eligibility for support under the NDIS.   You may be eligible to receive funding within the NDIS if:

  • you are under 65 years of age
  • you are and Australian citizen, a permanent resident, Or New Zealand citizen who is a protected Special Category Visa holder
  • you have a permanent of significant disability that requires help from others to do things, equipment or assistive technology.

For further information on eligibility, please visit the NDIS access checklist here.
If you currently receive disability services you will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency.  If you are not currently receiving disability services you may still be eligible for the NDIS. You will need to contact the NDIS directly to complete and access request form.

Your plan will be based on your goals, circumstances and needs and can include things like your living arrangements, employment, transport, social activities and aspirations. Some people may require more than one meeting with their planner.

 

Find out more about the NDIS

There NDIS website is a wealth of knowledge and is updated regularly with new information. There are lots of current news articles, personal stories and Fact Sheets available on the NDIS website.There are many different outlets available via social media, advocacy groups and other ways you to find out about peoples personal stories. A popular social media discussion group called NDIS Grassroots Discussion Group on Facebook, is a place for members to share information and have conversations around the NDIS.  focus does not participate in this discussion group – nor advocate for them, but many family members share their experiences via this medium.
Disability Loop is another website designed to provide information about the NDIS.
You can also contact our office on 03 5981 5100 for further information or email us at admin@focuslife.com.au with any specific questions you have and we will get the relevant staff member to call you back.