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NDIS + Me
It’s your money, and it’s your choice.
At CLO we have been putting your choices first for over 30 years. With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we are ready and prepared to accommodate these new and exciting changes! You now (or very soon will) have the unique opportunity to choose the services you want, from the provider you want.
NDIS in a Nutshell
In a nutshell, the NDIS is a scheme designed to give people with disabilities more choice and control over the services they use. In the past, a person with a disability would be allocated to a service provider, and that service provider would receive money from the government to pay for your supports. With the NDIS, the person with a disability will now receive the money from the government, and then choose where to spend it!
Where does the NDIS funding come from?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new legislation that the Commonwealth Government passed in 2013 and is currently being rolled out across South Australia. It is the introduction of a new system where people who have a disability will begin receiving funding from the government to pay for the services they choose. Because this is a commonwealth legislation, it means that all states in Australia are working under the same processes with the NDIS.
You can gain access to your NDIS funding through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Here’s a link to their site if you’d like to learn more.
When can I gain access to NDIS funding?
If you are currently under the age of 18, you should be eligible to access your funding now in South Australia.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 64, the NDIS will come into effect from the 1st July 2017, based on where you live. To find out when your area will receive the NDIS, click here.
How do I choose a provider?
We think CLO is great, we love what we do, and we’d love to have you on board with us! However, it is your choice.
The NDIS website has a list of providers that you can choose from. You can choose to change providers, or stay with the provider you are currently with, as long as they are a provider that is registered with the NDIS.
If you’re interested in considering CLO as your provider, we’d love to hear from you! Give us a call on 7221 9550 and ask for Lyn. She has a wealth of knowledge and her role is to work with potential clients to identify the best possible support options available at CLO.
CLO and the NDIS
Now, obviously we’re a little biased, but we would LOVE for you to consider CLO as your disability support provider.
- We know that you’re an individual. That you have your own goals, dreams, wants and needs.
- We value you and will listen to you.
- We design plans with you to best identify the level of care you’d like or need.
- We take into account your funding, and we review it all to create a tailored plan that is perfected to suit your goals.
- We will maximise your choice and control to ensure you have great opportunities and a great life.
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The staff are ever so supportive in whatever I choose to do, I even got to go to Melbourne and I am now learning with staff help how to administer my own medications!Jamie
I think CLO are great! They’ve been really good to me and have given me a lot of support. I love the events we get to go to like the Christmas parties. I like being a part of the CLO social club too.Andrew
CLO had a great Halloween party. I wore my mask, ate yummy food, played games and won a hat! It is a good hat, we had fun.Darcy