Transitioning to NDIS need not be overwhelming or intimidating. We help you be thoroughly prepared and get the best possible NDIS funding packages.
“In July 2013 Sam became one of the first clients of the NDIS. As a father and a businessman, I took a deep interest in the operation and followed its progress to the current time.
I can say then, and now, the NDIS has been of enormous benefit to Sam’s progress. It has allowed him to access the facilities and opportunities that he did not enjoy previously. Each November Sam and I sit with an NDIS planner and create a life plan that encompasses all aspects of his wants and needs. And it works well.
Given the size of the project, the management is providing a marvellous service, and Sam is the beneficiary of a marvellous concept.”
Understanding the NDIS
Bayley brings a depth of experience to supporting families in the transition to the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).
Transitioning to NDIS need not be overwhelming or intimidating. Our experience can ensure you are thoroughly prepared and ready to access the best possible funding.
For confidential, practical advice from our knowledgeable NDIS team, call 03 9982 1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your enquiry will be managed professionally and confidentially.
The following video resources may be helpful as you make your transition: What is the NDIS?
My NDIS Pathway
What is the NDIS?
The NDIS provides funding for individual supports and services deemed to be reasonable and necessary for people with a disability to achieve their goals and aspirations. Please watch this video to see what’s covered.
Individuals who are eligible for the NDIS receive funding on an annual basis to purchase the supports, services, aids and equipment they require. Supports may help participants achieve goals in many aspects of their life, including independence, involvement in their community, education, employment and health and wellbeing. The NDIS is about empowering people to choose how, when and where they receive the supports and services they need. Please watch this NDIS video on developing your first plan.
NDIS frequently asked questions
What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing funding to support eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and their carers.Does Bayley House provide services under NDIS?
Yes, Bayley House is a registered provider under NDIS.Who can access the NDIS?
People who meet the following criteria may be able to access the NDIS:
• Have a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
• Are under 65 years of age when you first access the scheme
• Protected Special Category Visa.How does the NDIS work?
If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will receive funding on an annual basis to purchase the services, aids and equipment that you require. Your needs are assessed in a planning and assessment process. As part of this process, you may then choose to receive services from providers of your choice.What type of support will the NDIS fund for me?
• The NDIS will fund reasonable and necessary supports that will assist you to achieve your goals and objectives, which could include:
• Regular personal care support
• Developing your capacity to get involved in your local community
• Becoming more independent
• Improving your health and wellbeing
• Finding a job and earning an income
• Based on your goals and objectives, the NDIS may fund you for supports such as transport, home modification design, mobility equipment, therapeutic supports and more.
• A full up-to-date price guide is available here:How do I find out if I am eligible?
To check your eligibility, go to the NDIS Access Checklist, ring 1800 800 110 or visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist. You might also find this NDIS video resource helpful. https://youtu.be/EM03PSz3Ar8When will NDIS be available?
The NDIS commenced roll out in our area (Bayside Peninsula area of Metropolitan Melbourne) in April 2018. Until NDIS is rolled out to where you live, your existing funding will continue. To find out more, visit https://www.vic.gov.au/ndis/rollout-in-victoria/bayside-peninsula.htmlI currently access services provided by Bayley House. What does the NDIS mean for me?
Bayley House is an NDIS service provider.
Our experienced NDIS team will help you transition to NDIS and create the best plan for you or your family member. We have helped many individuals and families make a successful transition already.
I currently receive services from another provider. Can I also access services offered by Bayley House?
Yes. One of the goals of the NDIS is to enable choice and control for people with a disability. You can use more than one service provider at any time.
Can I start planning before NDIS is rolled out to where I live?
Yes, pre-planning will provide you with confidence and knowledge for the NDIA planning meeting. Make the most of our expertise to help you pre-plan. Please watch this video about getting ready for the NDIS https://youtu.be/VRmL3hzTGXQ
What if I am an existing client but am not eligible for NDIS?
If you do not qualify, the State and Federal Governments have agreed you will not be disadvantaged and will be able to access the same level of supports you already have. The governments are finalising how this will work.
What if I’m not happy with my NDIS plan?
A plan lasts for one year. If you need to appeal your plan, there are supports available here https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/04_2017/ndis_appeals_support_person_providers_contact_list_0_0.pdf
Call our Bayley NDIS team on 03 9982 1500 or email us at email@example.com with any queries and to arrange a meeting.
The following resources provide more information about the NDIS. Many of the NDIS factsheets are also available in easy English.
NDIS or call 1800 800 110
NDIS YouTube Channel Disability Loop
NDS National Disability Services Every Australian Counts
My Choice Matters
Roll out of NDIS in Victoria
Factsheets and information books
NDIS Planning Workbook
Accessing the NDIS
Transport Funding under NDIS factsheet NDIS Appeals Providers
“On behalf of our daughter Bri and our family we would like to acknowledge and genuinely thank the Bayley House Board and Management Team for their sustained and enthusiastic efforts over a long period in supporting Bayley House families in their transition to NDIS.
Our daughter has now successfully transitioned to NDIS funding and while appreciating it has been a Bayley House team effort we particularly want to thank Bayley House for their willingness to work with us on any concerns we had, while at the same time vigorously advocating on Bri’s behalf with the NDIA. Well done Bayley House, much appreciated!”