The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a truly exciting time for Valmar and, most importantly, people with disabilities. Choice and control are the two words that best describe the enormous benefits of the upcoming funding model. In fact, it is no overstatement to say that the NDIS is a total revolution in the way people with disabilities can access support and assistance.
Historically, people with disabilities who wanted to access services and support needed to match very specific program criteria. Under the NDIS, however, people are now empowered to tailor a program of supports that best suits their requirements and goals, and then choose the support arrangements needed to achieve them.
At Valmar, we are so looking forward to the complete roll-out of the NDIS. Currently, the scheme is being trialled across seven locations in Australia, and very soon it will be rolled out across the entire country.
Valmar has been an active participant in the roll-out of the scheme in the ACT for more than a year.
Valmar’s Southern NSW locations will see the NDIS becoming available from 1 July 2016 and for locations in the Murrumbidgee Regions, the NDIS will hit the ground on 1 July 2017.
We couldn’t be more delighted, and look forward to the incredible opportunities the NDIS will afford people in need of support. In the meantime, if you have any questions our Linking Community team is just a phone call or email away.