In May 2016, the Commonwealth and WA State Governments announced a joint commitment to the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This formerly included trial sites under WA NDIS.
If you are soon to begin your own individual planning process, talk to our Rocky Bay customer engagement team to make sure you are aware of all the benefits you currently receive as well as others that may be available to you. They will be happy to support you through the planning process if you have any questions.
December 2016 news – WA adopts its own version of NDIS
The federal model for the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme is over, with the West Australian government confirming it will go its own way with a state-run version of the program.
West Australian Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher said the state’s decision to take control of administration would still allow for a “fully portable national system”, a claim disputed by disability advocates.
The transition to the hybrid model, revealed in The Australian in March, will begin next July.
- Perth Hills (Commonwealth)
- Lower South West and Cockburn Kwinana (State)
The trials will compare and contrast two different service models being run in separate locations to discover the best features of each system.
The outcomes of these trials will be used to inform the future provision of disability services in WA and nationally with the trial ending on 30th June 2017.
NDIS Perth Hills (Commonwealth)
Hosting the Federal Government’s NDIS two year trial in Swan, Kalamunda and Mundaring where approximately 4,250 people with disability have been initially identified as requiring supports.
The Commonwealth’s National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) NDIS model is a new way for people with a disability to get support through individualised funding plans.
WA NDIS Lower South West and Cockburn Kwinana (State)
Hosting the State Government’s WA NDIS two year trial in areas including Augusta-Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Donnybrook-Balingup, Manjimup and Nannup. The Commission estimated a total of 1,500 people with disability living in these areas who would qualify for supports. In May 2016, trial sites of the WA NDIS (formerly My Way) were expanded from Cockburn and Kwinana to include Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.
WA NDIS aims to build upon the existing Local Area Coordination (LAC) program provided by the State Government and utilises the existing WA NDIS planning process.
The rest of the state will continue with the current disability model based on ‘outcomes for the individual person with disability’.
WA NDIS equipment
Rocky Bay is the budget holder for Assistive Technology equipment for NDIS My Way Cockburn Kwinana. To be eligible, you must be living in a NDIS WA area and have equipment included within your MNDIS WA plan. If you have a NDIS WA plan, please discuss your equipment needs with your therapist.
WA NDIS Equipment Coordinators: Helena Blackley and Nicole Hein
Phone: via Reception on 9383 5111
Email: WA NDIS equipment
Our customer engagement team will provide you with support through all stages of NDIS and WA NDIS planning: support coordination, therapy services, life transition planning, in-home support, recreation, employment, community participation, repair and servicing of equipment. Call the team on 9383 6113 or send an online enquiry to arrange an appointment.