Matt relies on a wheelchair to move around. His house needs minor modifications to make it wheelchair accessible, but he has been unable to get funding for these modifications. As a result, whenever Matt needs to leave the house he needs a carer to come and help him.
Under an NDIS, he would work with a Local Area Coordinator to develop an individual plan for his care and support, which could include modifications to his home.
Matt would no longer need to use personal care and support to get out of the house, reducing his costs and allowing him to be more independent.
An NDIS will fundamentally change the way disability care and support is provided. It will provide peace of mind for people with significant and permanent disability and those who care for them.
The Government will provide $1 billion over four years for the first stage of an NDIS in launch locations for 10,000 Australians from 1 July 2013, increasing to 20,000 participants from 1 July 2014. The funding will include:
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