National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is a national program that aims to provide a new way of delivering services and support for people with permanent and significant disability in Australia.
With the NDIS, many people with a disability may be eligible to receive direct funding which they can use to choose supports and services to meet their individual needs, rather than have to fit into a one-size-fits-all system.
In Victoria, The NDIS started rolling out in July 2016 and July 2019, it is estimated that 105,000 Victorians will have transitioned to the scheme. This includes 76,000 clients from the existing Victorian specialist disability and mainstream systems. With time, these systems will be replaced by the NDIS.
For more information on the NDIS please visit the NDIS website.
LINK and NDIS
LINK is a registered NDIS provider. Many of our patrons are using part of their NDIS allocation to travel with LINK to respite, school, medical appointments, art classes and social outings.