Disability Support

Glasshouse Country Care is proud to be a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider. 

 

Glasshouse Country Care will support the choices about what you want to do and set your own goals. We will offer guidance and help you to recognise your strengths and weaknesses, so you may learn and develop skills to help you achieve your goals and set even more.

What does the NDIS do? 


The NDIS provides funding directly to individuals with a permanent and significant disability enabling them to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals and funding. 


NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services to help them achieve their goals. Everyone has different goals. Goals might include things like volunteering, getting and keeping a job, making friends or participating in a local community activity. NDIS participants and their nominee or third party decision makers control the support they receive, when they receive it and who provides it.

Eligibility

To start NDIS services, you need to become an NDIS participant by having your eligibility assessed and creating an NDIS plan with the NDIA for approved supports.

  1. Register with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Call us now on 5494 6948 for assistance to start your NDIS registration and find out if you’re eligible

  2. The NDIA will send you an Access Request Form that you will need to complete with your GP or specialist

  3. If you satisfy the eligibility requirements, you will receive notification of your Initial Planning Meeting, which can be held over the phone or face-to-face

  4. Once you have received your approved NDIS Plan via post or the NDIA Participant Portal, you can contact Glasshouse Country Care as an NDIS participant to discuss the supports in your plan

If you are aged under 65 years and have a permanent and significant disability, you may be eligible for NDIS services. The NDIS provides support for people with disability to achieve their goals, participate in their community, and be part of the workforce. To become an NDIS participant you must satisfy each of the following conditions through an assessment that will be conducted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Eligibility

  • Disability requirement
    You have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities, such as dressing, showering, cleaning your house, or travelling around your community

  • Age requirement
    You are aged less than 65 years when you register for the NDIS

  • Residency requirement
    You are an Australian citizen, hold a permanent visa, or have a Protected Special Category visa

What If I’m Not Eligible?

To ensure you receive the right support it’s important to find out if you’re eligible for the NDIS by completing your registration and assessment. 

If you are not eligible for NDIS, aged under 65 years, and have a disability or other condition that restricts your ability to carry out everyday activities, you may be eligible for disability & health services through Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS).

If you are over the age of 65 (or over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders), you may be eligible for aged home care services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). (link to low level support ongoing)

Pricing

The NDIA currently sets some of the maximum prices that registered NDIS providers can charge for their services in the NDIS Price Guide. The Price Guide can be found at ndis.gov.au. NDIS registered providers can charge less than the listed price but cannot charge more than the maximum price, except for self-managed participants who may choose to pay more. If you choose to pay more, you need to ensure you have enough funding in your budgets. You can negotiate the price you will pay for a service with your provider and it should be agreed and it is good practice to have this recorded in a service agreement. The NDIA updates prices on 1 July each year and publishes them on at ndis.gov.au. If you self-manage your NDIS funds, you can negotiate the cost of the agreed service with your providers. For funds managed through the NDIA or a Plan Manager, NDIS registered providers cannot exceed the NDIS Price Guide. 

What services are available?

Become an NDIS Participant

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352 Peachester Road

Beerwah  Q  4519

PHONE:  07 5494 6948

FAX:  07 5494 6909

EMAIL:  admin@ghcare.org.au

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