What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS will provide Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live the life they want.
OzChild is now registered as a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider
When will NDIS be available in my area?
The NDIS is now available in Bayside Peninsula which covers the local government areas of:
• Glen Eira
• Mornington Peninsula
• Port Phillip
The NDIS will become available in the Southern Melbourne area from 1 September 2018. Southern Melbourne covers the local government areas of:
• Greater Dandenong
What NDIS Services does OzChild provide?
Core supports enable a participant to complete activities of daily living. The money allocated for these supports is flexible and can be used across several support categories.
OzChild is registered to provide the following core supports:
• Assist Personal Activities
• Daily Tasks/Shared Living
• Personal Activities High
• Participate in the Community
• Group/Centre Activities
• Development Life Skills
• Short Term Accommodation (formerly known as Facility Based Respite)
This is funding that enables a participant to build their independence and skills. Money allocated for these supports must be used to achieve the goals set out in the participant’s plan.
OzChild is registered to provide the following Capacity Building supports:
• Support Coordination
What Programs does OzChild Disability Services run?
OzChild Disability Services runs Camps at various sites along the Mornington Peninsula for children and young people with a disability aged 6-25 years. The focus of the camps is to encourage social interaction, foster independence by giving people choice and control over their decisions and develop life skills. Other camp activities are designed for attendees to have fun and make friendships, such as discos, movie nights and excursions to community activities and events. The camps are run over three days and 2 nights, on weekends during the school term and on weekdays during the school holidays.
OzChild also provides Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (formerly known as Facility Based Respite) at Valerie May House (VMH). Valerie May House is a purpose built five bedroom home in Cranbourne in the South East of Melbourne offering planned access for families requiring short term, overnight respite care for children with a disability aged 6 to 17 years. Our staff focus on ensuring a safe, fun and stimulating environment to support the unique needs of each individual child.
Support Coordination is capacity building support to implement and coordinate all supports in a participant’s plan. It includes resolving points of crisis, developing capacity and resilience in a participant’s network and coordinating supports from a range of sources. If clients want Support Coordination to assist with managing their plan, it is critical that they request Support Coordination hours during the planning meeting.
The Camps and Short Term Accommodation programs that OzChild offer can be accessed with the Core Budget in your NDIS Plan.
Are you currently receiving services from OzChild?
Families/carers currently receiving services from OzChild Disability Services will continue to have provision of services during the transition to NDIS. We are committed to supporting our current clients during the NDIS rollout and this means if clients receive a service from us now they can continue to do so as an NDIS client.
Do you have a NDIS Plan and are you ready to be supported by us?
Please complete our Intake and Referral form below and one of our team members will be in touch with you within 1-2 business days.
For more information, please contact the Disability Intake Team on (03) 5975 7644 or DisabilityServiceEnquiries@ozchild.org.au