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Getting on the NDIS grid
Getting on the NDIS Grid Video
Check out the new release video showcasing the Getting on the NDIS Grid Project.
About Getting on the NDIS Grid
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) and a group of organisations are working together on the Getting on the NDIS Grid Project.
This project is working with people under 65 who may experience additional challenges engaging with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and the organisations who work with them to:
- find out about the NDIS,
- see if the NDIS is for them,
- think about how the NDIS can help them meet their needs, and
- know how to apply to the NDIS.
You can learn about the NDIS by clicking here.
Who was this project for?
In Queensland 50% of the 90,000 NDIS participants are people getting support for the first time, including people who currently do not receive disability support services.
This project worked with over 3500 people with disability and the workers who support them who are :
- transient, living in supported accommodation, living in caravan parks and/or experiencing housing challenges;
- homeless, or at risk of homelessness;
- exiting the child safety, criminal justice and juvenile justice systems; and
- from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex and asexual communities (LGBTQIA).
How the project supported people with disability
The project worked with people in small group conversations and fun and interactive ways to learn about the NDIS, what’s in it for them and tips and resources on how they can prepare for and access the scheme. Click here for more information.
How the project supported organisations
We worked with organisations to design appropriate activities to suit your communities/target group and staff/volunteers.
This included :
- Providing information sessions to help your staff and volunteers understand the NDIA, the positive changes it can make in people’s lives and some of the benefits of the scheme to front line workers; and
- Providing tools and practical information about the key steps to help people with disability check eligibility, gather the right information, make an access request and start thinking about the support they require.
Like all QDN projects, this project was built upon a peer leadership model. QDN and our project partners believe it is important to ensure people with lived experience are part of designing the work of the project, talking to others to help them learn about the NDIS and finding creative and fun ways to get the message across.
Funded by Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors