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/understanding/families-and-carers
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/
We would like to announce, that after much deliberation, CarersNT have ceased providing Coordination of Support Services. We have assisted all our previous participants in finding new Coordinators of Support in other organisations and wish them all well in their future endeavours.
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