The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded scheme that provides community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. If you are living with disability and meet the access requirements, you can become a participant in the NDIS.
For more detailed information about the NDIS and its roll-out visit http://www.ndis.gov.au/
Currently, Guide Dogs Tasmania is approved to provide the following services:
- Assistance in coordination or managing life stages, transitions and supports
- Assistive products for vision
- Assistive technology specialist assessment, set up and training
- Development of daily living and life skills
- Household tasks
- Other innovative supports
- Specialised assessment of skills, abilities, and needs
- Training for independence in travel and transport
Guide Dogs Tasmania has put together an information sheet regarding Goal Based Planning and the NDIS. View this sheet here: NDIS Information Sheet – Final
If you have any questions, or need some help, call us.
Guide Dogs Tasmania will update this list of resources as information becomes available, or obsolete.
- Tasmanian NDIS full scheme participant brochures December 2016 – published 3 December 2015
Information on your rights as a consumer of services and equipment
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission have provided information on your rights as a consumer of purchasing disability related products and services, including services delivered under the National Disability Scheme. Visit https://www.accc.gov.au/about-us/information-for/people-with-a-disability for more details.