1What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way to provide funding and supports to people with permanent and significant disabilities across Australia.

Agape I Care is a registered NDIS provider and delivers services across NSW

The NDIS provides lifetime supports to individuals who meet the eligibility to criteria. The supports are based on a plan that includes your support needs, goals and aspirations.

We work with you to create a plan to suit your own goals and hopes.

2Who is the National Disability Insurance Agency?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the organisation managing the NDIS. They have been appointed by the federal government and are funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS).

The NDIA manage the administration of all NDIS funding and are able provide information around how the NDIS will work, whether you or the person you care for is eligible, and how you can take part.

3What is the difference between NDIS and NDIA?

NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme.

It is a new national system of providing support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is focused on providing real choice and flexibility to people with disability, through the provision of personalised funding.

People with disability who are eligible take part in the scheme are called “participants”.

The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency.

It is a government agency whose role is to implement and manage the NDIS and ensure people with disability continue to get the support they need.

4How does it work?

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will receive funding on an annual basis to purchase the services, aids and equipment that you have been assessed as needing from the service provider/providers of your choice such as Agape I Care. In addition, you can choose either to self-manage your own funds, in which case you make claims to NDIS personally, or else ask the NDIA – the agency established to administer the NDIS – to manage your funding for you.

As individual circumstances, conditions or needs change, NDIS participants will be able to apply to have their funding plan adjusted accordingly.

5What services can I access under the NDIS through Agape I Care?

Agape I Care provide a range of support services to individuals with a disability and their families throughout each stage in life. We can support you to:

  • Become more independent
  • Transition from school
  • Move out of home or set up your own home
  • Access therapy services
  • Learn new skills
  • Strengthen relationships with family, friends and others
  • Be a part of your community

We are also a registered NDIS Plan Manager. 

Talk to us to find out more