What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (commonly referred to as the NDIS) is Australia’s national way to provide funding support to people with a disability, including people with specific levels of low vision or blindness. It is designed to cover the costs of services and equipment to assist you to achieve your goals.
The NDIS is about supporting you to explore and achieve your goals; your experience of the NDIS is unique to your story and what you hope to achieve.
Whether you want to increase your independence, get more involved in your community, improve daily living skills or enhance your general health and wellbeing, the NDIS—and our guidance around getting the most out of it—can make your goals a reality.
Before you participate in the NDIS, you’re encouraged to think about your life at the moment, and the life you’d like to lead. This will help inform your NDIS plan. With support from Guide Dogs and assistance from your NDIS Planner, you can choose the right services for your unique circumstances and goals.