NDIS – what you need to know

We are NDIS ready

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (known as the NDIS) is a new national Government initiative for people living with a permanent and significant disability.

At its core, NDIS seeks to give people with disability more control over their lives, more choice about the services they receive and more support in making those choices. Supports may include allied health and therapy services, equipment, personal care, domestic help, and getting involved in the community.

If you are a person with disability and you meet the access requirements you may be able to become a participant in the scheme. To get an idea about whether you meet the access requirements, you can use the NDIS Access Checklist.


When is the NDIS available?

In Victoria, the NDIS has been trialled in the Geelong area since 2013 and will start to be rolled out across Victoria from July 2016, in the Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra area. Watch this video for more information.


Am I eligible for the NDIS?

People living with a disability can find out more information by visiting NDIS website’s NDIS Access Checklist.


I have questions. Who can I contact?

Get in touch with us if you have any questions call us on 9810 3000 or email intake@accesshc.org.au


Access Health and Community (formerly IECHS) is NDIS ready

Access Health and Community is NDIS ready and will continue to be committed to supporting people living with a disability.

Please contact ndis@accesshc.org.au or call us on 9810 3000 to discuss your plan and how we can assist. We can help you with:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech pathology
  • Dietitics
  • Social work
  • Social activities
  • Exercise groups
  • Art groups
  • Respite and carer support
  • Counselling
  • Psychology, and
  • Support groups.


Our Biala-Stride Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) is one of the programs that will be accessed through the NDIS. This program provides support for children in their early years with developmental delay and disability and their families. Our goal is to support families to help their child learn and develop at home, at childcare or kindergarten and in their local community.

If you would like to know more, you can call the Biala-Stride ECIS team on 9810 3000

Get in touch with us if you have any questions 9810 3000 or email intake@accesshc.org.au


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