Disability/NDIS

Disability

The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Australia will change the disability interface with existing sectors, including health.

Strategies

NDIS Guides for organisations

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) NDIS ready toolkit – These resources have been developed by MDA in partnership with DiverseWerks to assist organisations build capacity to provide culturally appropriate support options for culturally and linguistically diverse communities under the NDIS.

NDIS Guides for Physicians and Paediatricians

RACP’s NDIS Guides –  For physicians, paediatricians and other health professionals to access practical information that can help them navigate the scheme, and support their patients.

GENERAL PRACTICE TOOLKIT: Understanding your role in the NDIS  –  Developed by Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) on behalf of Brisbane North PHN and North Brisbane Partners in Recovery.

A GPs Guide to the NDIS – Developed by NDIS

A GP & Allied Health Professionals Guide to the NDIS – Developed by NDIS

Accessing interpreting or translation services for NDIS participants – Factsheet developed by AMPARO

Supporting Access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme for New Participants

NDIS – Translation and Interpreter Service

Download the flow chart developed by the Central & Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network

Services in Queensland

AMPARO Advocacy speaks, acts and writes on behalf of vulnerable people from a non-English speaking background with disability to defend, protect and promote their rights and interests so their fundamental needs are met. Amparo also offer translated fact sheets for patients

When an NDIS plan is approved ..

A Local Area Coordinator (LAC)  will help to put the plan into action.

More information about starting a LAC.

Toowoomba, Ipswich and Rockhampton – offices

Translated Resources – Disability
Amparo Advocacy have developed factsheets about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, translated into 33 languages

NDIS – Translated fact sheets

Helpful words when accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) The document explains helpful words and terminology when accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Available in 17 languages. Access here. 

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health – Disability Services Glossary in Arabic and Disability Services Glossary in Vietnamese

 

Other Links

Victoria Refugee Health Network – Service responses for people with disabilities from refugee backgrounds in northern Melbourne

 

Building capacity and partnerships to improve health and wellbeing