NDIS Information Session
From 1 July 2018, the National Disability Insurance Agency will assume responsibility for delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in WA.
Participants, family members, carers, providers and anyone interested in hearing about how the scheme will roll out in WA over the coming years are very welcome to attend.
The session will provide:
– An overview of the recently signed bilateral agreement
-Information about the transfer of people from WA NDIS to the federal scheme
-Information about the transition of people from existing state disability services into the NDIS
-Information about the scheduled rollout of the scheme in WA
-Opportunity for question and answer and networking
City of Bunbury Council Function Centre
4 Stephen St (enter off Princep or Wittenoom streets)
Tuesday 23 January
10:30am – 12pm
NDIS to NDIA Timeline
The transition timeline from WA NDIS to NDIA in the Lower South West is expected to occur between September and December 2018.
For more information please regularly check the NDIA website which provides daily Q&A updates:
Transition to Federal NDIS
Advocacy South West welcomes the announcement by the McGowan Government that WA will be signing up to the federal NDIS.
The announcement provides much needed certainty for people with disabilities, their families and carers who have experienced much anxiety waiting for a decision. As part of the National Scheme Western Australians will now be assured that they are part of a fully national scheme that is consistent across Australia.
People currently in WA administered NDIS will have their plan transferred to the federal scheme from April 2018.
Fuestions raised in social media and other channels are addressed weekly.
Information sessions about the national NDIS are available from January 2018 for people with disability and providers in those areas transferring from WA NDIA before July 2018.
Details are published on the events page on the NDIS website https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/events/wa.html and promoted in newspapers and on social media.
Local Coordinators can also provide information about when people will move into the Commonwealth NDIS and where to access more information.
Please click the link below to answer any FAQS about the NDIS rollout.
New Kit to Support Aboriginal People to Access NDIS in WA
NDIS in WA Brochure – Do you have a disability?
This brochure provides lots of examples of services to support people with disability and/or mental illness and also a step by step guide to accessing support. This can be accessed via the Developmental Disability WA Website
NDIS in WA Planning Handbook
This easy to understand planning handbook can help people with disability and/or mental illness to think about their future and plan what things would make their life better. Download a FREE copy by clicking here
Watch Robbie Ryder’s story on Youtube about how the NDIS has supported him, introduced by Michael Walters from the Fremantle Dockers
Watch Tash Kelly’s story on Youtube about how the NDIS has supported her, introduced by Michael Walters from the Fremantle Dockers
Surveillance Audit 2017
ASW is undergoing a Surveillance Audit of National Standards on the 26th and 27th of September.
Two open sessions have been arranged. One opening meeting on Tuesday the 26th at 9am and one closing meeting at 3.30pm on Wednesday the 27th.
Both meetings will be held in the Old Lotteries House Conference Room.
All consumers and support persons are welcome to attend.
ASW Annual General Meeting
Advocacy South West will be holding our Annual General Meeting Tuesday the 10th of October
in the Lotteries House Conference Room 101 Victoria St Bunbury commencing at 6pm.
For more information call Roxy on 9721 6444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org