National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new system of providing support to people with a disability (including mental health issues), their families, and carers.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Individuals will need to apply to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to ensure they are eligible for NDIS funding.  Once they are deemed eligible, a planning meeting is then set up between the participant and NDIA to discuss the type of goals the participant would like to achieve.

Funding is then allocated to help the participant achieve those goals.  The participant can then choose any registered NDIS service provider to facilitate their NDIS plans.  The plan is reviewed every year and the participant can nominate for support required to achieve the set goals.

HOW DO I ACCESS OUT DOORS’ PROGRAMS?
Out Doors is a registered NDIS provider.  Our registration number is 4050002688.  If you feel that Out Doors is able to support you with your goals, please contact us via email, health@outdoorsinc.org.au, to provide additional information which you can present at your NDIS planning meeting.  If you already have an NDIS Plan and would like to attend Out Doors’ programs, please contact us to discuss your funding and opportunities to attend.

WHAT FORMS ARE REQUIRED?
All NDIS funded individuals who wish to attend Out Doors’ programs will be required to sign a Service Agreement.  The Service Agreement outlines your rights and responsibilities, cancellation, fees and type of programs available.  The Service Agreement is for the period of your NDIS Plan and must be updated with each plan if you wish to continue.

As a crucial component of Out Doors risk management, to register with us all new participants are required to complete forms including a Medical Form signed by your GP and/or psychiatrist.  The forms can be obtained by contacting Out Doors.  Once the forms are received, you will be invited to meet with a staff member to discuss your goals and determine if Out Doors is able to support you and provide activities of interest that link to your goals.

All new participants regardless of their funding agreement, must attend a day program and an overnight program before being able to attend multi-overnight activities.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any queries or require more information, please contact Sophia Tzougravou, Health Promotion Coordinator, on 03 9417 2111 or health@outdoorsinc.org.au.