Amicus is NDIS ready

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

With a lifetime approach taken, the NDIS invests in people with disability to improve their outcomes later in life.  Working in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Amicus and the NDIS will ensure Central Victorians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability will receive the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

Amicus is leading the way

The NDIS promises to support people with a disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.

We have proudly been leading the way for this reform, developing innovative responses that recognise the importance of self-determination, active participation, capacity building and individuality.

The NDIS principles are closely aligned to those which Amicus has been working towards for several years as we acknowledge there is much more to life than services, and that our role is to support you to build bridges – and not be your final destination.

Our one person at a a time service method is the best way to achieve your goals and passions because we work in partnership with the individual and families to foster increased capacity, active citizenship and relational well-being.

We’re not just NDIS ready, we’re already working within an individualised one person at a time framework and working to ensure your life is more than just an NDIS plan.

A new language

The way disability services are described and the language we use when planning, choosing and purchasing services is changing. To meet the NDIA planning and reporting requirements, support services will need to be described using specific terminology.

For example, Support line items will be assigned reference numbers from pre-defined Support Categories that reflect the nature, intensity, frequency and purpose of particular supports. It will take us all some time to master this new way of describing things, however we are well prepared to help you understand what to look out for.