The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised support for people with a permanent and significant disability.
The scheme is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), and is designed for individual control with greater flexibility and choice.
If you are eligible for the NDIS, the NDIA will meet with you, together with your family or carer if you wish. Together you decide which supports you need and develop an NDIS plan. Funding will be allocated depending on your needs. Carers are given the opportunity to speak with the NDIA with or without the person they care for in regard to their ability to continue providing care and any informal supports they currently provide.
For more information about carers and the NDIS, go to the Carers Australia NDIS webpage.
The Continence Foundation wants to ensure that all NDIS participants who have incontinence due to their disability are able to access information about bladder and bowel health and receive the support they need through their NDIS plan. The Continence Foundation is also committed to providing information and resources to NDIS planners and local area coordinators to support them in their role.