This program is for young people with moderate to high support needs who may need a different option to paid employment or further education.
You will take part in activities of your choice in your community, learning new skills or building on what you already know, activities to increase your independence.
Community Participation aims to support young people with disability to work towards their goals, increase their independence and participate as active members of the community.
Community Participation has been developed for young people with disability with moderate to high support needs who require further skill development, including preparation for employment, or vocational education, participating in the community, recreation and leisure activities in the medium or longer term.
People who are eligible for Community Participation can choose how they access their support including self directing their own plan with the assistance of a Planner.
Life Choices is for adults aged 25 to 54 years.
Through these programs you can participate in activities you enjoy, learn to do new things and develop your skills, increase your independence, make friends, enjoy an active and healthy life.
To be eligible for Life Choices you need to be between 25 and 54 years old, live in NSW, have an intellectual, psychiatric, physical or sensory disability, have moderate to very high support needs, plan for a future life stage.
Active Ageing for adults aged 55 to 64 (and for people aged 45 years and over with early onset ageing).
Through these programs you can participate in activities you enjoy, learn to do new things and develop your skills, increase your independence, make friends, enjoy an active and healthy older life.
To be eligible for Active Ageing you need to be between 55 and 64 years old, live in NSW, have an intellectual, psychiatric, physical or sensory disability, have moderate to very high support needs, plan for a future life stage.
People with disability often deal with challenges in everyday life that keep them from doing the things they want to do.
Whether you live with family, friends or on your own, disability supports can help you to live as independently as possible and to have an active part in your community.
Individualised accommodation support funding allows you, your family and carers to plan for the future, to access paid support and services, and to make accommodation arrangements that are centred on your preferences.
Key features are:
- Individualised funding source
- Portable and flexible, for instance if you move to another part of NSW
- Based on an agreed support plan
The funding and support you could expect are based on your disability needs, and on the agreed support plan.
If you access individualised accommodation funding you can actively direct the ongoing management of your supports and services.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, and people with severe and persistent mental illness in limited circumstances.
The NDIS will deliver a life-long approach to support people with disability through individualised planning processes to identify the reasonable and necessary supports you need to enable you to achieve your goals.
The NDIS is being rolled out in stages because it’s a big change to the current system.
All regions of NSW are expected to be rolled out by 2018
To participate, you need to meet both the age and residence requirements. You also need to meet the disability requirements as per the NDIS criteria.