National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme – known as the NDIS – provides funding for people with disability to access support, achieve goals and live a positive life.

Melbourne City Mission is a registered and experienced NDIS provider, offering a range of services that are flexible to personal needs, focused on your unique goals and are all about achieving outcomes.

Call our NDIS Customer Service team on 1800 343 287

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

The NDIS supports people living with disability, mental illness or developmental delay to access funding for the reasonable and necessary support they need in their day-to-day life and to achieve their goals.

Eligibility for the NDIS depends on your age, location, citizenship status and the impact of your disability. 

The NDIS will be available to residents of Hume City Council and Moreland City Council from 1 March 2018.

To access the NDIS you must:

  • live in an area where the NDIS is available
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa
  • be aged under 65
  • have a permanent or ongoing condition that means you need support to do everyday things for yourself, or you need some support now so you can do more things for yourself in the future.
For more information use the NDIS Access Checklist.

How does the NDIS work?

The NDIS puts you in charge of your funding and gives you choice and control to purchase the support that best meets your goals and needs.

If you are eligible for the NDIS and it is available in your area, you will work with the NDIS or an organisation they partner with to develop your plan.

Your NDIS plan will look at all areas of your life – where you live, what you like to do, your daily needs, and your short and long term goals.

From your plan, the NDIS will allocate funding for the reasonable and necessary supports you need to live a good life and go for your goals.

How can I get NDIS ready?

Being prepared for the NDIS is very important – you can start your journey today by downloading our free pre-planning workbook.

By using our workbook, you can start to think about and write down your needs and your goals so you are ready for your planning meeting.

Our staff can also assist you to work through the booklet.

Download your free NDIS Planning Workbook (PDF)

Download your free NDIS Planning Workbook (PDF)

Contact us today

Our friendly, knowledgeable Customer Service team are here to listen to you, explore your ideas, answer your questions and connect you to the right people and supports.

We’re just a call away – so start your journey with us today. 

Call 1800 343 287
Postal address 230 Normanby Avenue, Thornbury, VIC 3071

Melbourne City Mission is a Registered NDIS Provider

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