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What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was launched in Sydney’s North Shore region in July 2016 and is a new way of funding people with a disability. People with a permanent disability are allocated funds to cover the ‘necessary and reasonable’ supports they need to live their lives.

This means that YOU decide who, when, how and what your support looks like.

As a registered NDIS provider, The Housing Connection is excited about the choice and control the NDIS offers. Our approach has always been to start with the goals and dreams of each individual we support and to do everything we can to ‘make it happen’.

See how the NDIS works at THC

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How the NDIS works

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will receive funding on an annual basis to buy the services, supports and equipment that are included in your NDIS Plan.

You can choose any service provider to deliver those supports.

“The Housing Connection were instrumental in guiding us, we wouldn’t have done it without them. Nothing is ever too much – I’ve felt really supported as a parent. ” Debbie

‘Reasonable and necessary’ supports are funded by the NDIS including:

  • home and community care
  • aids and equipment
  • domestic assistance or personal care
  • home and vehicle modifications,
  • support to participate in the community, to achieve your goals and to improve daily living skills.

Things that won’t be funded are:

  • everyday living expenses such as rent, groceries and entertainment
  • education
  • any supports already available from other government services including health, housing, and aged care.