NDIS

We are a licensed NDIS provider serving the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding suburbs.

Peninsula Speech Plus is registered to provide supports for NDIS participants who are agency managed, self-managed and/or plan managed.

Our multidisciplinary practice means NDIS participants are able to access Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Allied Health Assistant treatment within the one service.

Our purpose when collaborating with families and participants is to offer and create  meaningful impact on everyday life. To this end services can be provided in clinic as well as in the community, schools and homes.

We offer tailored individual and group services for people of all ages. Under NDIA we are approved to provide:

  • Early Intervention services for children under 6 years
  • Therapeutic supports (Speech, OT and AHA) for people of all ages
  • Assistive Technology and Environmental Modifications to support daily living skills and independence
  • Communication and Social Skills development to build capacity and access to your community
  • Activities of daily living

How the NDIS works

What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was created to support Australians with disability. It is the most significant social change since Medicare was introduced in February 1984.

The NDIS seeks to provide Australians under the age of 65, with permanent and significant disability, the reasonable and necessary supports required to live an ordinary life. It is an insurance scheme that takes a lifetime approach.

The NDIS philosophy is about building an individual’s skills and capacity to be an involved and contributing member of their community and workplace. Simply put; investing in people early means optimising gains in the now, as well as potential across the lifespan.

To find out more about the NDIS and assess your eligibility visit the NDIS website.

Am I eligible for NDIS?

If you are wondering whether you are eligible to apply for the NDIS there is a handy checklist on the NDIS website that asks some questions to see if you are eligible. Please bear in mind that this is only a first estimate and the National Disability Insurance Agency will make the final decision on eligibility.

How to apply?

If you meet the eligibility criteria you can ask to become a participant by completing an Access Request Form.

Planning for the NDIS

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To prepare for your meeting, think about the following questions.

  • What do you want to achieve?
  • What works for you? What is already working for you?
  • What doesn’t work for you? 
  • Who is in your support network? Can they support you on your therapy journey? 
  • What are your goals for the next 12 months?
  • What support will you need to achieve them?  

Write the answers to these questions. Collect reports, assessment and additional information to take to your interview.  

How might we support you?

We can complete formal therapy assessments as needed. This information is then used together, to write a report that charts your current level of function, outlines your goals and how these will be achieved. 

For more information, please have a look at the NDIS Planning Meeting Checklist – https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/creating-your-plan/planning-meeting-checklist

GLOSSARY OF NDIS TERMS

Allied Health

Allied health professionals include Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, and Psychologists.

Approved plan

An approved NDIS plan includes a statement of your goals, aspirations and the supports allocated to attain them.

Capacity supports

Capacity Supports is a funding category. Capacity supports are designed to develop skill and ability. Therapy and support coordination are included in this category.  

Capital Supports

Capital supports are a funding category. It provides funding for one off equipment purchases such as assistive technologies or vehicle modifications.

Core supports

Core support funding assists with daily activities and community participation.

There are four component categories and use of funding can be spread across them. These are:

  • Assistance with Daily Living
  • Transport
  • Assistance with Social and Community Participation
  • Consumables

Disability

Permanent disability is likely to be lifelong. A significant disability has a substantial impact on your ability to complete everyday activities.

Early intervention

 Early intervention means focusing on goals as early as possible to work on developmental, health and support needs.

The activities in the Early intervention space include:

  • information and connections
  • referrals to community services
  • building the capacity of people
  • building community capacity
  • building mainstream service provider capacity
  • local area coordination.

Keyworker

The experts about a child or young person’s care needs are their parents/carers.

Key Worker does not take over that role.

The Keyworker works in partnership with families, identify the strengths and needs of family members and empower them.

Local Area Coordinator (LAC)

The Local Area Coordinator (LAC) assists people to navigate the NDIS.

They provide planning and coordination for people with disability to maximise the choice and control over the services they use.

NDIA

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

NDIA Planner

The NDIA planner works with you to determine your needs and write your NDIS plan.

NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the way of providing support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

NDIA managed (Agency Managed)

Your plan is managed by the NDIA

  • You can choose from a range of NDIS registered providers.
  • Providers claim payment from your funding through the NDIA portal.
  • You can’t use unregistered providers.
  • You will have access to the myplace portal to see what claims providers are making against your NDIS funding and keep track of your budget.
  • The NDIA will manage your book-keeping and records of your spending.

NDIS Access requirements

The following requirements are in place to access the NDIS:

  •  under 65 years of age
  • You live in Australian or are an Australian citizen or live here permanently
  • You have a lifelong condition or impairment
  • or you need early intervention (treated early to reduce future support needs).

Participant outcomes

Your outcomes and achievements are measured against your goals.  

Participant’s plan

Your plan identifies your needs and aspirations. It also outlines a budget that is available to support its development.

Plan Management

Plan management allows you to:

  • use NDIS registered providers;
  • use non-registered providers 
  • view your plan on the myplace portal to keep track of your budget.

Reasonable and necessary supports

To be considered a reasonable and necessary support this 

  • must be related to your disability
  • must not include day-to-day living costs not associated with your disability support needs.
  • should represent value for money
  •  be effective and work for the participant
  •  take into account support given to you by government services, family, carers, networks and the community.

Registered service provider

Registered service providers meet the NDIS requirements for appropriate qualifications, experience, standards and capacity for the provision of approved supports

Peninsula Speech Plus is a registered service provider.

Self-managed funding

Self-management is when the participant or their family manage the NDIS funding. It provides flexibility to decide what supports you buy to meet your plan goals.

Support coordination

Support coordination helps participants and their family navigate the NDIS. They assist in finding relevant therapists, personnel or products to support them in achieving their goals.

Support package

 An individual’s support package outlines the funding allocated to achieve their goals.

Supports

Supports are assistance, therapy or products that help a person in their daily life. They are related to the achievement of their goals