Open Minds + NDIS

Australia’s NDIS allows people living with mental illness and disability to access supports that help you build independence and work towards your goals. Find out more on how Open Minds can help you with NDIS services.

Access NDIS Support with Open Minds

Open Minds is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider that offers services to people living with mental illness and disability. Working with the NDIS allows us to offer NDIS services to customers throughout Queensland, Northern New South Wales and Victoria.

With more than 100 years of history behind Open Minds, our focus is on providing NDIS support that empowers our customers to build their independence and work towards a positive future. Everyone’s journey is a little different, and that’s why we take a personalised approach to providing NDIS help and services. 

When you work with us, our team will design NDIS services that meet your needs. That means we’re able to provide support for complex and high needs customers, as well as for mental and developmental issues such as autism, aspergers, PTSD and other mental health issues.

If you’re ready to explore our NDIS support then fill out the form or contact us today!

Am I eligible for NDIS Services?

The NDIS is designed to provide funding to as many Australians as possible. Eligibility for NDIS support and funding is assessed based on your needs, rather than on your diagnosis. That means you can be eligible for NDIS services if you suffer from a mental illness or disability that has a significant impact on your daily life, regardless of the specific condition.

You may be eligible for the NDIS if you:

  • Are aged between 7 and 65
  • Live in Australia
  • Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or if you hold a Protected Special Category Visa
  • Have a mental illness or disability that is permanent or life-long and affects your ability to complete daily tasks
  • Require early intervention to reduce your need for future support

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding that allows people living with disability to build their capacity, become more independent and work towards their goals. The NDIS services offered by Open Minds are designed to give you every opportunity to make informed decisions and exercise control in the way your NDIS funding is used.

The NDIS can fund a range of supports to help with daily tasks and help develop your capacity.

How Do I Get Ready for the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has laid out a simple process to assess your needs and develop your personalised NDIS Plan.

It’s important to be prepared for the NDIS application process. Your NDIS assessor doesn’t know you personally, so it’s up to you to communicate your needs and the level of support you require. That’s where Open Minds comes in! We have a proven history of supporting our customers through the NDIS planning process. As one of the first NDIS providers in Queensland, Open Minds has an experienced team that can work with you to find supports that will allow you to live the life you want.

The Open Minds team can help with pre-planning, turning your plan into action, reviewing your supports and assisting you with the NDIS review process. We’ll be with you to provide NDIS help every step of the way.

How Do I Access the NDIS?

Accessing NDIS support is simple. You can request access directly from the NDIA by phoning 1800 800 110 and providing details over the phone. You can also download or request a physical copy of the NDIS Access Request Form on their website.

If you need help applying for NDIS services then feel free to contact Open Minds. We’re more than happy to assist you with the application process!

Our NDIS Support Rates

Open Minds charges the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) on eligible NDIS services as defined in the NDIS Price Guide. For our rates and information on how Open Minds is using the TTP, click here.

Funding for NDIS services is provided under a range of support needs that are broken into Core Support Purpose and Capacity Building Support Purpose categories.

Core Support — Core Supports are the NDIS services that enable you to complete daily living activities and help you work towards meeting your goals and objectives. Core Supports can include things like help around the home, travel assistance, Supported Independent Living packages and help accessing the community.

Capacity Building Support — Capacity Building Supports are a range of NDIS services that enable you to build your skills and independence. Open Minds will work with you to choose NDIS supports that can help you live more independently, achieve your goals and develop new skills.

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