The National Disability Insurance Scheme

People who care, care for people

The NDIS provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life. The NDIS also connects anyone with disability to services in their community.

The NDIS is Australia’s first national scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals who have permanent and significant disabilities. It is up to the individual participant of the scheme to decide what services and supports they require. The NDIS has transformed how people with disabilities live their lives.

At Phoenix Lifestyle Support Association, we have seen how much better people’s lives can be under a scheme that gives the choice and control very firmly in the hands of the person living with a disability. This change to the entire industry has led to a greater number of choices being offered to people with disabilities. If a 20-year-old person with a disability wants to go out on a Friday with their mates, we can make that happen, if this is identified as one of their goals within their NDIS plan.

Your NDIS plan

How well the NDIS works for you comes down to how well you have prepared for your NDIS plan meeting. Our support coordinator can help you with this if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed with the task. She can assist you, without any obligation.

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. They regulate NDIS providers, provide national consistency, promote safety and quality services, resolve problems, and identify areas for improvement.

Price Guide

Phoenix Lifestyle Support Association provides support for NDIS participants in their own homes, in the community and with support coordination. Our prices for these services are based on the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits. This guide sets the limits as to what service providers for all sorts of services can charge participants. Phoenix Lifestyle Support Association charges recommended prices for supports to participants in their own home and out in the community.

Still have questions? Need to know more? Feel free to contact us.

Information for Participants

The NDIS is a big subject, and it can seem overwhelming at first. Here we’ve provided some helpful documents and websites for participants.

If you have any questions about these documents or our services, please contact us.