Open Minds + NDIS

For the first time, people with a disability in Australia will get to choose where and how to access their supports.

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme  (NDIS) ensures that people living with a disability are given every opportunity to make their own informed decisions to exercise choice and control, and connect with the community.

How do I access the NDIS ?

If you already receive funding from a disability program, you will be contacted directly by the NDIS. If you do not currently receive funding support from a Disability program, you can request access by calling the NDIS on 1800 800 110.   

How do I get ready for the NDIS ?

Don’t worry, we will help you.

There is a process that the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) follow, to assess the level of funding you will receive and present it to you in a Plan. 

If you already receive funding support from a Disability program, you will be contacted by the NDIS directly.  

It is important to be prepared for this contact as you need to communicate exactly the support level you require.  This is where we come in!  We have a proven history in supporting individuals through the NDIS planning process, with being one of the first NDIS providers in Queensland.  To ensure you get the supports you need to live the life you want, Open Minds will help you through the planning, every step of the way.

Contact us and we will get you ready!

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Funding is provided under a range of support needs broken into a Core Support Purpose and also a Capacity Building Support Purpose.

Core Support — A support that enables a participant to complete activities of daily living and enables them to work towards their goals and meet their objectives.

Capacity Building Support — A range of supports that enable a participant to build their independence and skills and help participants choose supports that will help them in achieving their goals.

Am I eligible ?

You may be eligible for the NDIS if:

  • You are under 65 years of age
  • Live permanently in Australia or; Australian Citizen, permanent resident or hold a protected special category visa
  • Your mental illness or disability is permanent or life long and affects your ability to do everyday things