NDIS FACT SHEET FOR TJW CLIENTS AND CARERS
The NDIS is being rolled out across NSW between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.
From 1 July 2016, people living in South Western Sydney and Western Sydney will be able to access the NDIS.
Until the NDIS becomes available in our area your current disability supports and funding will continue.
If you live in a group home or supported accommodation, you will be amongst the first people to be able to access the NDIS in South West Sydney.
The majority of people currently receiving specialist disability supports will be able to access the NDIS in the first 6 months of the availability date. Specialist disability supports include day programs, case managements, accommodation services, and community access services.
People who access specialist disability supports from time-to-time, or for a short amount of time each week, will be able to access the NDIS throughout the rollout period.
People receiving disability supports will not need to apply for access to the NDIS, but will go through a simplified access process. The Junction Works will assist you in this process.
How The Junction Works will assist your family
The Junction Works will be supporting families to transition to the NDIS.
We will be holding the first of our 2016 NDIS Family Forums on Thursday, 25 February 2016 (and Friday 26 February for Vietnamese speakers).
We will help parents and carers to consider all the current supports your son or daughter receives, and the supports they may need into the future.
We will advise you of the types of supports The Junction Works is currently providing your son / daughter and assist you document supports you are receiving from other service providers and informal carers.
We will also ensure that the information we hold about your son or daughter is up to date, to assist you during your support planning discussions with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
At your request, The Junction Works will provide support to your family during your planning meetings with the NDIA.
Further information can be found on the NDIS website at http://www.ndis.gov.au.
And of course you can always contact us at The Junction Works. Our Family Connect Workers, Program Coordinators and Disability Services Managers are well informed about the NDIS. Phone 8777 0500.