The Junction Works is NDIS Ready.
Our NDIS Registration Number is 405 000 2486
From 1 July 2016, people living in South West Sydney and Western Sydney will be able to access The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). At The Junction Works, we are supporting our clients and families transition to the NDIS. We are registered to provide Support Coordination.
The NDIS is an Australia-wide plan to support people living with permanent and significant disability. You are eligible to access the NDIS if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or permanent visa holder, are under 65 years of age and have a permanent and significant disability.
The Scheme will give people with a disability more choice and control over how, when and where they will receive support. It also offers certainty that individuals will receive the support they need over a lifetime, when they need it.
If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will receive your funding package to purchase reasonable and necessary supports that will help you to pursue your goals, achieve increased independence and assist you to participate in the community.
Your current disability supports and funding will continue until you have made your Plan with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
People living in South West Sydney or Western Sydney who do not currently receive NSW funded disability supports are able to access the Scheme now, if they are in immediate need of assistance and do not currently have support.
The Junction Works is Registered to provide the following NDIS Services
Assistance with daily personal activities
Support to participation in community, social and civic activities
Development of daily living and life skills
Assistance with travel and transport arrangements
Training for independence in travel and transport
Assistance with daily life in a group or shared living arrangement
Early intervention supports for early childhood
Therapeutic supports including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Behaviour Support
Accommodation and Tenancy assistance
Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs
Assistance to access and maintain employment
Assistance in coordinating or managing life stages, transitions and support
For more information about the services provided by The Junction Works, please visit our Service Solutions here.
Alternatively, you can contact our NDIS team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8777 0500.
You can find out more about accessing the NDIS by visiting www.ndis.gov.au.
What you need to know about 'My First Plan'
To make the transition to the NDIS easier for participants, families and carers, the NDIA has developed a stage called 'My First Plan'.
My First Plan is the plan participants will make when they first join the NDIS.
My First Plan will include everything you need now. For some people the support they are getting now is all they need. For many others, they need more. If you need more supports than you are currently getting ensure you ask for them. Additional supports may be involve respite, therapy or supported accommodation. Supports do have to be deemed reasonable and necessary, but there is no cap.
My First Plan still involves a planning process which you are in charge of. You will have choice over who provides the supports, and will be able to change providers if you are dissatisfied with the service you receive.
NDIA advises that there is no pressure to include all possible future goals at this stage of your life long relationship with the NDIS. The NDIS provides lifelong support, so needs and goals will certainly change over time. There will be plan reviews each year, but outside of that, if your needs or circumstances change before your yearly review you can contact the NDIA.
The Planning Meeting
People already receiving government funded supports will receive a phone call from the NDIA. This is to check eligibility and get some initial information. It is not your planning meeting. That comes next.
There are a few different ways that the planning meeting could occur. Some people will meet with an NDIA Planner and some with a Local Area Coordinator. Some meetings will happen over the phone and some face-to-face.
For TJW families, which ever way the planning occurs have your "Getting Plan Ready" document you completed with your Family Connect Worker at hand, so you can refer to this during the conversation.
And of course, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Family Connect Worker on Ph: 8777 0500.
For further information, or if you would like a copy of the new booklet My NDIS Pathway, CLICK HERE. Alternatively, please phone The Junction Works on 8777 0500 or email email@example.com.