The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide eligible people with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life. One of the purposes of the NDIS is to give you access to services that are most appropriate for your needs.

What does the NDIS mean for me?

The NDIS provides funding based on your individual needs and there are many ways in which the NDIS can support you. The supports that are funded should help you overcome any disability-specific barriers that may be stopping you from pursuing your goals.

For example, it may pay for modifications to make your home accessible, assist you to live independently with supports such as personal care to help with showering or dressing, or help preparing meals and cleaning.

How far you pursue your goals is up to you. You might want to try a small step. Or you might want to aim for big changes and work towards something really challenging. Both are OK.

More information on the types of supports funded by the NDIS can be found here.

Am I eligible for the NDIS?

You may be able to access the NDIS if you:

  • Are under 65 years of age and;

  • Are an Australian citizen, resident or permanent visa holder and;

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.

A simple eligibility checklist is available here and our friendly team can help you navigate it if you find things confusing or overwhelming.

Where does White Oak fit in?

Our flexible approach and friendly team ensure that your needs are always put first. We will work with you to be a part of your goal to live the best life possible. You can be assured that you or your loved one will receive the highest quality care, giving you and your family peace of mind and feel good about choosing us.

For the past 20 years, White Oak staff have worked with families and individuals in WA to share the load, to help shoulder everyday tasks and to make life a little easier for those who need assistance in their own homes. Our expertise in providing such services to older people ensures we are the perfect choice when it comes to selecting us as part of your NDIS plan.

Do I need an NDIS plan or a Home Care Package?

There are many similarities between NDIS plans and Home Care Packages but they have been designed to meet different needs, and provide different outcomes. Generally speaking, Home Care Packages are designed for older Australians, while you have to be under 65 to make an access request for an NDIS plan.

Let us help you get started

You’re in charge here but we understand that it can be tricky to know where to begin. If you or a loved one might qualify for the NDIS plan or a Home Care Package, please get in touch with us and a friendly staff member will chat to you to discuss your options.