Understanding the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme – NDIS, is a new way of making sure people with a ‘permanent and significant’ disability have the support they need to live as independently as possible and participate socially and economically, by providing individualised funding for 'reasonable and necessary' supports.
Castle has been an NDIS registered service provider since its trial in Newcastle in 2013.
If you have ideas for the type of support you want, we will help you to make it happen.
Not sure where to start?
The first step is to follow the link to the am I eligible page, on the NDIS government website. Here you will be able to determine if you are eligible, by going through the NDIS checklist. If you meet the criteria, you can now apply to become a participant:
- call us on 1300 817 917 and ask to how make an NDIS Access Request
- complete and submit the Access Request Form and send by email to NAT@ndis.gov.au or
- contact your local LAC or NDIA office.
For a more detailed outline of the above steps check out how to apply or see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Already have an NDIS plan?
If you’re confused about the information in your plan, that’s ok – we can work through it with you. If you are struggling to get the support you need from your plan, we can connect you to great support workers and services. If you are looking for something different from your support, we would love to chat with you about what Castle can offer.
Check the NDIS Price Guide
The NDIA sets the price for some supports to make sure they provide value for money for participants.
Changes to prices are updated to respond to market trends and changes in costs and are generally identified through an Annual Price Review. The Annual Price Review is undertaken by the NDIA in the lead up to new financial year, with any new prices outlined in an updated price guide, effective 1 July each year.
The NDIA also updates the types of supports available and the way they are charged and delivered by providers. To keep up to date on yearly NDIS reviews, visit Understanding the Price Guide
What your NDIS plan and funding mean for you
There's no need to worry, your NDIS plan funding will automatically update to match the new cost of supports. If you have any questions about how NDIS price updates will effect you get in touch by completing the form below.
How Castle can support you using your NDIS plan
Castle is still able to deliver the same great supports, tailored to your individual plan to achieve your goals. Take a look at the services we delivered under the support categories here.
Useful resources to help you:
Understand NDIS eligibility, application process, receiving a plan and using your plan.