National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is designed to support people under 65 with a disability to get the care and support they need to optimise their potential. The NDIS also provides families and carers with information and practical supports.
The NDIS has now commenced rolling out in the City of Wanneroo, so people with disability can apply to become an NDIS participant and access an annual funding package to support their needs.
Comprehensive information and resources are available on the NDIS website, including how to check your eligibility and guidance on how to commence your NDIS journey.
As part of a Department of Communities state-wide grant, Brightwater has developed a useful one-stop NDIS resource for individuals and their families, carers, guardians, health and other human services professionals, and disability service providers.
The NDIS Toolkit has been developed to support the sector in guiding individuals with complex support needs through NDIS eligibility and preplanning. The toolkit will help people register for the NDIS and prepare for planning meetings by taking out the guesswork. There is also information in the toolkit about roles and responsibilities, what can be funded and where people can find someone to help them with their applications.
The NDIS also run information sessions across Perth. To view the latest offerings visit the Events in WA page by clicking below.
You can also obtain more information or find out when future sessions are planned by emailing the NDIS at: EngagementWA@ndis.gov.au
Additional information sessions and events happening across WA that are being run by a range of disability service providers can be found via the Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Calendar.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
We are committed to building inclusive connected communities. Our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan demonstrates how we are working with residents to ensure all people have equal access to community opportunities.
To download a copy of the City's Access and Inclusion Plan, please click below.
Aged Care Support
If you are over 65 years of age and need help to enable you to live at home, there are services that may be able to provide support. You may be eligible for Australian Government funded aged care services if you are an older person (65+ or 50+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) finding it harder to do the things you used to do. For information regarding the services available, and eligibility please visit the My Aged Care website below.