The NDIS does not intend to solve everything. It does not replace ‘mainstream services’.
Some of the goals or needs in your approved plan will include NDIS funding. As a participant you may also receive funds to help you implement your plan. This may include support workers.
The main types of funded supports are:
For examples of these types of supports for people living with psychosocial disability check out the How can the NDIS support me to achieve my hopes and dreams? page.
Supports not funded by an NDIS package include things that are:
Supports you receive from mainstream services are also written into your NDIS plan, to give a complete picture of the supports you receive. These services are not usually funded by the NDIS and are provided by other government systems. These include:
The NDIA works beside mainstream services to improve the lives of people with disability. A set of ‘principles’ define the responsibilities of the NDIS compared to other services. The principles say that your medical treatment for a mental health condition should continue to be provided from where you are currently getting it now (e.g. GP, private providers like psychiatrists and psychologists, public mental health services).
For more information on what will or won’t be funded by the NDIS, see NDIS guidance on ‘whether a support is most appropriately funded by the NDIS’.
Still have questions? Go to Step 2 in your reimagine.today workbook and write down a list of questions to ask your Local Area Coordinator or NDIA representative.
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