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NDIS registered provider

Tender Loving Care Disability Services 


NDIS & other available supports video!

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What is reasonable and necessary supports?

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NDIS planning

TLC offers a comprehensive planning process designed to assist persons with disabilities, together with families or guardians, to explore and define specific lifestyle goals and service needs.

Service planning is a person-centered approach. This approach ensures the services are purposeful and measurable and focused on the individuals achieving their NDIS goals and objectives.

Person-centered planning is:

  • tailored to each individual and their specific wants/needs
  • considers all aspects of an individual’s life
  • includes people who are important to the individual
  • continuous to ensure ongoing exploration, opportunity and communication.

So, What is the NDIS?

Good question!

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability they will get the support they need.

The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.

The NDIS helps people with disability to:

Access mainstream services and supports

These are the services available for all Australians from people like doctors or teachers through the health and education systems. It also covers areas like public housing and the justice and aged care systems.

Access community services and supports

These are activities and services available to everyone in a community, such as sports clubs, community groups, libraries or charities.

Maintain informal support arrangements

This is help people get from their family and friends. It is support people don’t pay for and is generally part of most people’s lives.

Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.

Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.