Changes to How People Get Their Needs Met
The ACT Government prepared for the NDIS by examining how services and supports could best be delivered under an individualised, market based model with a focus on increased choice and control for people with disability. To enable community organisations to deliver a greater range of flexible support options to meet the needs of people with disabilities, their families and carers in the ACT, the ACT Government transitioned the respite services it ran to the community sector.
Finding and Engaging Providers – NDIS Participants
The National Disability Insurance Agency has developed a number of resources to assist participants when choosing a provider or employing a support worker
is at : https://www.ndis.gov.au/finding-and-engaging-providers.html
Information about supports for carers is at: https://www.ndis.gov.au/families-carers/support-carers.html
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink centres provide free and confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available locally, interstate or anywhere within Australia. To register for support as a carer of a person with a disability; and to find out more information about emergency respite in the ACT, please contact your local Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre.
Contact Free-call: 1800 052 222 (Carers ACT)