The National Disability Insurance Scheme puts you at the centre of the decision making process about how you want to live your life, your choice of supports and who you would like to deliver your supports.

For the first time in Australia, funding is applied directly to the person with a disability to choose the services they need, rather than funding being directly applied to service providers. These changes will enable those eligible to receive services that meet their own individual needs and life goals, and provide greater flexibility and help people to choose the services they want and how and when these services are delivered.

NDIS participants can establish individual plans to determine the type of  support they want and negotiate directly with service providers, such as Stepping Stone Clubhouse, to deliver those supports as required.

If you are aged under 65 years old (or under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) and satisfy the eligibility criteria, the NDIS will endeavour to provide you with the reasonable and necessary supports you need to live a full and satisfying life.

These supports will help you to achieve your goals, which might involve:

  • Independence
  • Community involvement
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health & wellbeing

Through the NDIS, you can:

  • Access mainstream services and supports
  • Access community services and supports
  • Maintain informal support arrangements
  • Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports