The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with disabilities through various funded support and services which helps them become more independent and enhance their quality of life. The NDIS also plays an important role in connecting individuals with disabilities to informal, community and mainstream supports. Today, more than 500,000 Australians with disabilities have access to the support and services that they need because of the NDIS.
The assistance from the NDIS is not limited to providing funded support and services to its participants. Its key benefits include:
1. Increased Choice and Control
Under the NDIS, people with disabilities experience increased choice and control over their support and services. Every individual participant has the freedom to choose what is important to them, how their support will be delivered and who will deliver the support.
2. Enhanced Community and Social Participation
The NDIS provides funding to improve the social and community participation of its
participants. This helps individuals with disabilities by enabling them to engage in hobbies and activities they find enjoyable and interact with others in their community.
3. Greater Independence and Self-sufficiency
Capacity building of the participants is an important aspect of the NDIS. Over time, the participants learn to take care of themselves with the help of capacity-building supports. Participants can access the resources they need to lead an independent life with the help of the NDIS.
4. Higher Employment Opportunities
The capacity-building supports in a participant’s NDIS plan help them to learn new skills and thereby increase their employability. Core supports like Assistance with Daily Life are also important in helping the participants to take care of their everyday activities so that they can focus more on their job search.
5. Person-centred Care and Support
Disability support cannot adopt a one-size-fits-all approach as each person with a disability has different needs. Through the NDIS, people with disabilities can access care and support that are tailored to meet their individual disability support needs.
Classy Life is a registered NDIS provider based in New South Wales. Contact us today to know more about the NDIS and how we can help you in your NDIS journey.