Lyme Support: Access the NDIS
Completing forms, understanding eligibility criteria, and gathering personal records for health-related applications can be difficult for those with chronic illness, especially Lyme and associated diseases.
What is the NDIS?
The NDIS provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life.
The NDIS also connects anyone living with disability to relevant services in their community.
This includes connections to doctors, community groups, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as providing information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
What types of supports are funded?
The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:
- daily personal activities
- transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
- workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
- therapeutic supports including behaviour support
- help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
- help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
- home modification design and construction
- mobility equipment, and
- vehicle modifications.
Information and Support for Applicants
The following information is designed to assist patients to access the NDIS.
We are currently recruiting support staff who will be able to assist our community members individually.
Accessing the NDIS: A Step-By-Step Guide [PDF 280KB]