The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a new way of providing community linking and individual support for people with disability, their families and carers. It provides a whole-of-life approach to the support needed to live more independently and work towards achieving your goals and aspirations. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency responsible for implementing the NDIS.
The NDIS launched in July 2013 in four ‘trial site’ locations, in NSW the trial site is the Hunter region. Currently, full national rollout of the scheme is expected to be complete around 2018. In the Blue Mountains and Nepean region, the NDIS launches in July 2015 for children with disabilities aged 0-18.
Under the NDIS, Universal Care Connections is a registered provider providing much needed accommodation and resources to improve the lives of people living with disability and their families. With the opportunities the NDIS opens up, our focus as a provider is on integration, giving people in the Hunter choices, and control over their decisions.