What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new and flexible way to provide long term individualised support to people with a disability.

The NDIS provides individuals with choice and control over the reasonable and necessary supports they require to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.

It is a scheme which provides certainty that people with a disability will receive the care and support they need over their lifetime.

Am I eligible for the NDIS?

Participants need to be eligible to access the NDIS.

The criteria to be eligible include:

  • Age requirements
  • Residency requirements
  • Disability requirements or Early Intervention requirements

You can check your eligibility here.

NDIS categories

Carpentaria is a registered NDIS service provider and provides services under the following NDIS categories:

  • Assist Access / Maintain Employment
  • Development – Life Skills
  • Daily Personal Activities
  • High Intensity Personal Activities
  • Daily Tasks / Shared Living
  • Group/Centre Activities
  • Assist Life Stage, Transition
  • Behaviour Support
  • Early Intervention Supports for Early Childhood
  • Therapeutic Supports
  • Assist Travel / Transport
  • Household Tasks
  • Home Modifications
  • Assist Products – Personal Care and Safety
  • Personal Mobility Equipment

NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework

Carpentaria supports the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Further details about the Framework are available here.

How Carpentaria can help you during your NDIS journey

PHASE 1: Engaging with the NDIS

The NDIS advises that these steps will support participants to:

  • Clearly communicate the NDIS’ role within the broader system of supports and services, including the role of the NDIS in providing to support to people with permanent and significant disability
  • Support people with disability to access the right supports for their disability and circumstance, including applying for access to NDIS-funded support if appropriate
  • Ensure people with a permanent and significant disability are referred to the access decision and receive a timely decision on access


Learn about the NDIS and how it fits in the broader system of supports

  • Contact our NDIS team to discuss the NDIS process and the services we provide
  • If you are an existing client receiving NT Government funding, your eligibility requirements may have already been met
  • If you are a new client, we can give you information to assist you in determining your eligibility


Decide to proceed to access

  • If you are an existing client, we can advise you whether the NDIS may already have some of your information to start the process
  • If you are new to the NDIS, we can provide you with information to help you through the NDIS pathway


Receive access decision

  • Under the NDIS, you can choose who your provider will be
  • When the NDIS advises you of access approval, Carpentaria can assist to identify suitable services and provide information regarding services fees and service delivery

PHASE 2: Planning to achieve goals and outcomes

The NDIS advises that these steps will:

  • Empower participants to set goals to achieve outcomes
  • Develop a plan to achieve outcomes which includes government, informal, community and funded supports to facilitate greater social and economic participation
  • Approve plans with reasonable and necessary funded supports


Understand current supports and prepare for planning

  • Talk to us about the services we offer and how we can contribute to the planning process
  • We can support you in preparing for your planning meeting


Create a plan to achieve goals and outcomes

  • As you work with the NDIA to create a plan, let us know if there is any specific information you require
  • We can also attend planning meetings with you and the NDIA representative


Receive approved plan

  • After the NDIA has notified you of your plan outcome, we can work with you to confirm the service delivery, set up a service agreement and provide you with a schedule of the supports we will provide

PHASE 3: Achieving goals and outcomes

The NDIS advises that these steps are designed to:

  • Activate plans and ensure that participants are connected to providers of supports which meet their needs
  • Ensure that participants are able to exercise choice and control in using their plans to achieve outcomes and monitor for any emerging issues
  • Review plans when appropriate, measuring outcomes achieved and setting goals for a new plan or exiting the Scheme as goals are achieved


Activate and implement plan

  • We will ensure that our service meets your expectations
  • We will also ensure that the service is aligned with the goals you want to achieve





Use plan to achieve outcomes

  • Our team will work with you to enable you to meet the goals in your plan
  • Our aim is to provide a service that delivers what you want to do and when you want to do it


Get support using plan

  • As you progress through your plan period, we can provide support and advice about any changes you may require to your services or overall plan content


Review outcomes and progress


  • When your plan is due for review (usually after 12 months), we can assist you with information to take to your planning meeting
  • We will also work with you to help identify and / or amend the goals for your next plan

* Extracted from documents from www.ndis.gov.au


What’s next?

Anyone can make a referral for Carpentaria services.

Complete a Request for Service / referral form and forward to intake@carpentaria.org.au. We will be in contact with you shortly.

The Request for Service form for Allied Health Therapy Services for children, adolescents and adults is available here.

The Request for Service form for Supported Employment and Training is available here.

The Request for Service form for the Pathways Program is available here.

The Request for Service form for Short Term Accommodation (Respite) is available here.

The Request for Service form for Supported Independent Living services is available here.

The Request for Service form for Specialist Disability Accommodation is available here.

Contact Carpentaria’s Intake Officer on intake@carpentaria.org.au or 8920 9400 for further details and to discuss your NDIS plan.

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