National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

What is NDIS?
The NDIS is a way of helping people aged under 65 living with disability, make choices about supports and services they need to help them in their lives and to help achieve their goals.

The NDIS recognises that each person living with disability has individual needs, and can be assisted to choose supports and services they need, and have increased choice and control over their lives.

The Philia Support Services team can help NDIS participants to understand the NDIS process, and help them through their eligibility requirements and planning preparation.

The NDIS commenced in Queensland in January 2016, and will be available in Brisbane from July 2018. The scheme will be fully available throughout Queensland by 2020.

Detailed information about the NDIS is available on the NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au

GOC Care and the NDIS

With the introduction of the NDIS, GOC Care will be registering to provide:

Philia Club:
Community Access eg:
– Development of daily living and life skills
– Participation in community, social and civic activities

Philia House:

Respite Services
– Respite services provide a short-term and time-limited break for families and other voluntary care givers to continue their primary care giving role and provide a positive experience for the person with disability.