Finding out about the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (or NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised support in Australia for people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.

The NDIS is a national scheme which will be implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The eight state and territory schemes and a range of commonwealth funded initiatives will be replaced by a simpler and fairer nation-wide approach.

The NDIS is entering the final stages of its rollout through Queensland, with much of South East Queensland commencing in July of 2018, with the final regions commencing by January 2019.

There is a lot of information available about the NDIS both online and through workshops being conducted by a variety of groups, including the NDIS.  Below is some information if you are interested in contacting the NDIS, or attending a session to find out more about this new scheme.

National Disability Insurance Agency

The NDIA currently has offices in: Bundaberg, Gladstone, Ipswich, Mackay, Mount Isa, Palm Island, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville.

The NDIA have their own calendar of events for Queensland.

You can call the NDIS for more information on: 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS contact us page for alternative ways to get in touch with them.

NDIS Events Calendar – Department of Communities.

Their Queensland Government has their own NDIS Events Calendar which includes events from a range of sources, including the NDIA.

Jan Kruger – Lessons from the NDIS

Bringing the Good Life to Life

Our resource website Bringing the Good Life to Life pulls together resources from Australia and across the world that we believe will be useful and inspiring in this time of great change.

Page 4 of this website, The Role of the NDIS, includes information on the NDIS, including it’s history, how to enter the scheme and some of the ways in which people are using this scheme.

CRU events

CRU will also continue its other work state wide, visiting all regions to offer a range of events that inspire and resource people as they pursue better lives for people with a disability.  There will be a charge to cover the costs of these events, as is usual for CRU.

Visit our events page to view our upcoming events.

NDIS Participant Readiness

CRU was one of eleven organisations that have been funded as part of the Queensland Government’s NDIS Participant Readiness strategy to provide free events to assist people with disability and their families to be better prepared for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it is implemented in Queensland.

Our Participant Readiness for the NDIS workshops have now finished, but some of the resources we created for these workshops, including a number of videos on people’s experiences of the NDIS.  These can be found on our YouTube Channel and in our Resource Website:  Bringing the Good Life to Life.

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