Around the country, disabled Australians and their families were celebrating. Australia is #ndisready, social media proudly proclaimed. A sea of purple signs, bearing the words ‘I <3 ndis’, rolled across our computer monitors and television screens.
Helping People Achieve is a Darwin based non-government disability service provider. They have been breaking barriers since 1963, and have just become the first charity to win the Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year Award.
Up until now, for many of us living with disabilities or caring for someone with a disability, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been something that we have only advocated for and dreamt about. But on 1 July, the NDIS moved from trial phase to full rollout and for thousands of Australians, the advocacy will finally pay off and it will be time to turn those dreams into reality. Here is some advice on what you need to do to get NDIS ready.
There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about “My First Plan” for people who are becoming NDIS participants when the full roll out starts on 1 July. Many people have questions and concerns so we’ve spoken to the NDIA to get the facts on exactly what it means.
Leigh Creighton shared his story with Every Australian Counts just as he embarked on his NDIS journey three years ago. With the full NDIS roll out starting this Friday in many part of Australia we caught up with Leigh to see how it’s working out.
In our Friday Flashback series we turn the clock back to April 2012 when more than 20,000 people attended rallies across the country asking our politicians to make the NDIS real. Huge events, exciting times!
As the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commences across Australia, many people with disability, and their families and support networks, are still unsure of exactly what it will mean for them when it finally comes to their area – especially when it comes to people’s options of where and how they live.
Our Friday Flashback series celebrates Every Australian Counts champions who fought so hard to make the NDIS dream a reality. With just three Fridays to go until the NDIS arrives in many areas of Australia, we revisit the story of James and his struggles to get the support he needed to study at university so he could set up his own travel agency for people with disability.
It’s only four weeks until the start of the full NDIS roll out! We’re continuing our flashbacks by re-meeting Claire Anderson. Local councilor, author, life coach and mother, Claire was one of our early Every Australian Counts supporters campaigning to make the NDIS a reality for so many Australians.
The roll out of the NDIS is just weeks away so we thought it was a good time to celebrate the thousands of Every Australian Counts supporters who campaigned tirelessly for a scheme to give people with disability control of their own lives.