NDIS & Carers
The NDIS is primarily for people with significant and permanent disability. Family carers receive no funding in their own right unless it is to improve their ability to support a family member with disability.
When preparing for the NDIS planning meeting, it is important for you as a carer to provide the planner with information about your caring role.
A Carer's Statement will outline the aspects of the caring role, including (but not limited to):
- their ability to continue to provide support at the current level
- if the carer is able/willing to continue caring in the same capacity and the sustained impact this has on the carer
- any information about the carer and family life that the carer wants the planner to know. https://www.ndis.gov.au/families-carers.html
A Carer checklist and template of a carer’s statement can be located on the Carers Australia website. http://www.carersaustralia.com.au/ndis-and-carers/support-for-families-and-carers/