• April 26, 2024

An Overview of NDIS Home and Living Supports

We explain the main categories of supports to help you live independently in the community and achieve your goals At its core, the national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) is about helping people with disability access the supports they need to thrive while living in the community. Because the preferences, goals and needs of each participant […]

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  • April 15, 2024

How to Receive SIL NDIS Services in Your Own Home

An overview of supported independent living for NDIS participants who already have suitable accommodation Supported independent living (SIL) is a type of support that may be available to eligible NDIS participants with higher support needs. In most cases, SIL NDIS services are delivered in a share-house setting, sometimes referred to as a group home. Many […]

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  • April 1, 2024

Complex Care and NDIS Providers

An overview of complex care and the NDIS. Plus, how to choose the right provider if you have complex needs Complex care is a term that both NDIS providers and participants are likely to have heard before. However, as with much of the technical language and policy speak surrounding the NDIS, we sometimes don’t stop […]

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  • March 18, 2024

Help! I Need My Plan Reviewed: A Guide to Submitting an NDIS ‘Change of Circumstances’

Sometimes, no matter how much thought and attention goes into setting up your NDIS plan, it just doesn’t suit your needs anymore. This could be because your situation has changed, perhaps through illness or a change in your support system. It could also simply be because once you put it into practice, the plan didn’t […]

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  • March 4, 2024

A Guide to the 3 Ways to Manage NDIS Funding

How to decide if plan-management, self-management, or agency-management is the best approach for your NDIS funding After all the time and effort that goes into submitting your NDIS application and getting to a planning meeting, some people rush through one of the most important decisions of all – what approach you will use to manage […]

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  • February 19, 2024

A Guide to NDIS Mental Health Supports

An overview of eligibility and services for mental health conditions under the NDIS Perhaps one of the most misunderstood (and frustrating) aspects of the NDIS, is understanding when and how the scheme can support people living with a mental health condition. While the challenges around this issue are felt most by people struggling to access […]

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  • February 5, 2024

How a Support Coordinator Can Help on Your NDIS Journey

Everything you need to know about support coordination through the NDIS Whether you’ve been around the NDIS for a while or are just looking at submitting an application, you have likely heard of support coordination. NDIS support coordination is a service that can be funded in any participant’s plan where there is a demonstrated need […]

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  • January 22, 2024

A Guide to Submitting Your NDIS Application

Everything you need to know about how to apply for NDIS funding As of September 2023, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was supporting 631,529 people with disability. This is a tremendous achievement. However, when we consider that 4.4 million Australians are living with disability (1.4 million described as “severe or profound disability”), it’s clear […]

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  • January 9, 2024

Improving Health Outcomes for People with Disability

How NDIS providers can implement comprehensive health assessments for participants In 2019, the Scoping review of causes and contributors to death of people with disability in Australia was released. The review, commissioned by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, sought to “obtain an Australia-wide perspective on the prevalence of, and factors contributing to, the deaths […]

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  • December 29, 2023

The 2023 NDIS Review: 5 key insights for healthcare and disability services providers

An overview of findings and recommendations regarding healthcare for people with disability The highly anticipated Final Report of the Independent Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NIDS) was released on 7th December 2023. The wide-ranging review began in October 2022, with a goal to “look at ways to improve both the experience of participants […]

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