NDIS for Carers & Families
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) knows that families and carers are partners in the support of people with disability, providing help and support that cannot be offered by formal services or paid support workers. One of the core aims of the NDIS is to better support you in your caring role.
Your views and experiences will be important in the planning process for the NDIS because you have a unique understanding of the person you care for.
If the person you care for requests it, you will play a vital role when they for enter the scheme, helping with decision making about ongoing support needs, goal setting, assessment and the planning process.
NDIA will be able to assist you with information about supports that are available to you under other government-funded programs, including courses and peer-support programs.
Support for Carers & Families
Riverlink also offers support programs for Carers and Families. These programs include:
- Carers Breaks
- Carer’s Special Activities
- Mind Yourself
These programs allow Carers time out from their Caring role while giving them relaxation techniques to assist them in their everyday coping mechanisms. It is also a chance to connect with Carers in a similar situation.
NDIS for Participants
The NDIS provides a supported plan for eligible people (participants) that’s tailored to suit their individual needs. This could include formal support as well as informal support through family, friends or community services. The NDIS can also provide funding for certain support services that help the participants achieve their goals.
Riverlink is a registered NDIS provider and offers a range of support programs for participants and their families.