Transition Support Package
The Victorian Government has invested over $40 million for the Transition Support Package. This is to assist the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Funding was given to organisations representing:
- people with disability
- carers and families
- disability workers
- service providers
The following organisations are helping people adapt to the new NDIS environment. This includes identifying and delivering practical and targeted resources.
Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities Inc.
ADEC helps community members from culturally diverse backgrounds with disability, their carers and families to build knowledge, confidence and skills to navigate the NDIS.
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) aims to increase people’s understanding of the NDIS and boost their confidence in accessing the scheme. Sign up for AFDO’s Disability Loop eNews to stay in the loop! Get regular news, resources, stories and information about disability and the NDIS.
Down Syndrome Victoria
Down Syndrome Victoria (DSV) provides specialist Down Syndrome related information and support for families and professionals to support transition to the NDIS. DSV resources include Introduction to the NDIS, Preparing to plan, drafting goals, becoming a savvy consumer.
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) provides support for people with disability, their families and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to be informed about the NDIS and how to access it. ECCV have a presentation that provides an introduction and context to the NDIS. The presentation covers diversity of types of disabilities, strengths of people with disability, rights of people with disability. The purpose of this presentation is to reduce stigma and build disability awareness. A video- Disability in the Australian context has also been developed.
Self Advocacy Resource Unit
works to strengthen self-advocacy groups and networks and increase engagement with the NDIS. Self advocacy groups are run by people with disabilities who have joined together to have their voices heard and support each other. Self advocates from SARU have developed the DVD “What d’ya need to know’ about getting ready for the NDIS planning process”, There are also ‘Put it in your plan’ postcards available, and the training resource “Everything you wanted to know about the NDIS but were afraid to ask”.
VALID provides NDIS related information and support for getting ready for planning and navigating the system, especially for people with disability, their family and carers in complex circumstances. VALID have developed a range of written resources and a series of videos to assist with NDIS transition, including 5 things to know when you are moving to the NDIS, Top 10 things to know about NDIS SDA, Get NDIS Savvy and 10 steps to excellent therapy reports.
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) provides peer support, information and resources to assist people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition to get ready for the NDIS. VMIAC have developed a NDIS and You YouTube series to help people with mental illness understand the NDIS.
Women with Disabilities Victoria
Women with Disabilities Victoria offers support to inform and empower women with disability during transition to the NDIS. Women with Disabilities Victoria have developed a video NDIS: You Can Ask That. This video was developed to enhance the newly created NDIS module which includes a video from two WDV members, Stacey and Nicole, who talk about their experiences via a “You Can Ask That” style, which was a play on words of the popular “You Can’t Ask That” documentary screened on the SBS channel.
Youth Disability Advocacy Service
Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) provides information for young people with disability, their families and other supporters about the NDIS and how to get the most out of it. YDAS have a developed a NDIS and Young People video series to support young people with disability to find out more about the NDIS.
Young People in Nursing Homes
(YPINH) Alliance offers specialist advice, assistance and information to assist people with disability and complex health needs who are transitioning to the NDIS. YPINH have developed a NDIS planning preparation tool and considerations for residential aged care.
Association for Children with Disability
Association for Children with Disability (ACD) supports parents, families and carers of children with disability so they have the necessary information, support and confidence to successfully transition to the NDIS. ACD have developed a range of resources which include a NDIS Planning workbook. ACD also hold various workshops for families on NDIS preparation and pre-planning.
Carers Victoria provides extended personalised support to carers who are assisting someone to transition to the NDIS through their NDIS Carer Advisory service and online resources. Carers Victoria have developed online learning resources for carers. These mobile friendly resources provide carers and families with the information they need to support someone transition to the NDIS.
Carers Victoria have developed a NDIS handbook offering practical advice and support on how to achieve the best possible outcomes for both the person being cared for and for carers. It can be downloaded here.
Community Lifestyles Accommodation
Tandem delivers NDIS information and helps with capacity building for carers of people with psychosocial disability. Tandem have developed 'Ready, Steady, NDIS' tip sheets, website, resources and Enews.
Centre for Ethnicity and Health
Council to Homeless Persons
builds the capacity of the specialist homelessness sector to increase understanding of the NDIS to improve access for individuals to transition to the NDIS. CHP have developed worker guides, powerpoint presentation, and NDIS fact sheets provided at tailored workshops.
Early Childhood Intervention Association
Early Childhood Intervention Association (ECIA) provides a range of resources and information events to support the Victorian Early Childhood Intervention services transition to the NDIS. ECIA have developed online learning resources for practitioners, community health organisations, videos and written resources including a guide to NDIS readiness and best practice information sheets.
Municipal Association of Victoria
Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) delivers information and resources to local councils to support the transition to the NDIS. MAV website has been expanded to include a page dedicated specifically to the NDIS and transition. This includes information, resources, and case studies developed by councils with support from the MAV.
National Disability Services
National Disability Services (NDS) provides a range of supports to disability service providers and workforce to transition to the NDIS. NDS have developed an online hub resources for Victorian disability service organisations . The online hub includes a helpdesk, resource Library, suite of practical guides to the NDIS, presentations, Schedule of Readiness, Implementation and CEO Network events in each region, Sector Support Consultancy, information and application form, Information about Communities of Practice on Finance, ICT/Systems, Customer & Market, NDIS Coordination, and Complexity, Learning and Development workshops and webinars, Subscription management for our NDIS Podcasts and NDIS News, Victoria monthly bulletin
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Victorian Healthcare Association
The (VHA) provides information and resources to public health and residential aged care providers to assist them to transition to the NDIS. VHA have developed workshop events and a range of resources including a NDIS Transition support toolkit, NDIS financial modelling tool guide, NDIS calculation tool. These resources provide step by step frameworks to a strategic transition plan for the health sector.
The following resources may also be helpful for people with disability and their families, carers and supporters.
- early intervention
- personal care and support
- access to the community
- therapy services
- essential equipment
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) self-help tool
has created an online self-help tool for consumers of the mental health system. The tool allows consumers to develop their own self advocacy plan in relation to their treatment and recovery that they can then print and/or email. This will assist consumers to exercise their rights in relation to their mental health treatment and recovery.
Reviewed 27 February 2020