Bendigo Community Health Services has received State Government approval to provide services when the National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls out in Loddon this year.
The NDIS is the new way of providing support for Australians with a disability, their families and carers.
The Loddon roll out starts in May.
Our Early Childhood Intervention Services team is already looking after several children and families under an early roll out of one section of the NDIS scheme.
The state has approved BCHS to deliver services in the following areas:
- Early childhood supports
- Therapeutic supports
- Exercise physical personal training
- State approval is pending for services in the areas of:
- Behaviour support
- Support co-ordination
- Group/centre activities.
We have also received state approval for professions to be part of the NDIS.
- Developmental therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Registered nurse
- Speech pathologist
- Social worker
- Therapeutic supports
- Art therapist
- Developmental educators
Do you want to learn more about the NDIS?
Here’s a couple of links we believe can provide you with important information about the NDIS.
Still not sure?
Please call our Kangaroo Flat site on 5430 0500 if you have any questions on what role Bendigo Community Health Services will play in the NDIS.
When is NDIS coming to our region?
Intereach has been appointed as the local area co-ordination partner for the roll out of the NDIS in the Loddon region.
The local area co-ordinator will play a vital role in supporting the community in transitioning to NDIS.
The LACs will work with participants to:
- Provide assistance to connect to and build informal and natural supports
- Provide assistance with the planning process and effective implementation
- Work with community and providers to build inclusion and awareness of the needs of people with disability
Intereach CEO Sue Mathieson said the organisation had a long history of working with rural and regional communities.
“We are excited about the opportunity to be working with the NDIA to deliver LAC services to people with a disability, their families, carers and communities in Northern Victoria, and to bring our experience in effective service delivery in rural areas to other partners,” she said.