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Be As A Transport Provider For NDIS
October 25, 2019
For many clients, access to community is extremely important for their quality of life. Beis proud to be a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider for transport. Transport services help clients stay engaged with their friends and family and supports autonomy and dignity.
What is the NDIS?
For the first time in Australia, people with a disability will have a choice as to where and how their support services can be accessed.
The NDIS is a government funded scheme that aims to provide flexible management, increased assistance and create better outcomes for people under the age of 65 with a disability to live an ordinary life.
It also helps families and carers with information about services to support people with a disability.
Largely it’s about the milestones of each life stage; attending primary and high school, having access to further education, holding a job, developing a career, seeing films and concerts, taking a holiday. Not everyone with a disability can do all of these things but with the right support, the NDIS aims to assist people in getting as close as they want to or is possible.
An estimated 261,000 Queenslanders are living with a profound or severe disability. Disabilities are not only physical, they can also include intellectual, sensory and mental disability.
What services does Be cover under the NDIS?
Our NDIS transport services will provide eligible NDIS clients equitable access to a myriad of vital everyday needs. Whether it’s meeting with friends or family, getting to work, going to the shops or attending medical appointments. Be is here to connect you.
Who is eligible?
In order to be eligible for the NDIS scheme, certain criteria must be met. Applicants must be:
- Aged between 0–65 years old (although already enrolled participants, once they turn 65, can choose either to continue with the NDIS or transfer to the aged care support system available to all Australians over 65).
- Live permanently in Australia; Australian citizen, permanent resident.
- Have a mental illness or disability that is permanent, significant or lifelong and affects day-to-day living.
- Participants will be assessed based on the impact of their disability on functional capacity to communicate, interact socially, learn, move safely around their home and the built environment and manage personal care and affairs (banking, bill paying etc.)
Early intervention supports will be available to achieve a benefit that would help mitigate the effects of an impairment, to alleviate or prevent the deterioration of functional capacity, or strengthen informal supports.
Creating your NDIS plan
Once you have undergone the assessments and been deemed eligible for the NDIS, you will be given a “plan” of “pathway”.
An NDIS plan is a document that outlines your life goals and the services that will help you achieve those goals.
Every person’s plan is different, depending entirely on your individual needs. A caseworker will work closely with you to create a plan.
Starting your NDIS plan
After taking a look at your needs and desires for the future, the caseworker will give you the option of service providers. You can choose which ones you want, with some of your existing providers support able to continue on initially.
Depending on the severity of the disability, you will have a Care Planner coordinate your plan and may also have a Carer travelling with you.
How to get started
For more information about the NDIS, and starting an NDIS plan go to ndis.gov.au or phone 1800 800 110.
Once you have been deemed eligible for the NDIS simply contact Be on 1300 761 011 to begin accessing our transports services.