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What is NDIS?

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

Funding is attached to an individual based on the supports included in their NDIS plan, so getting the best plan possible is very important.

The NDIS is an insurance scheme, which takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early, to improve their outcomes later in life, and fun a range of disability support services.

The NDIS has no impact on Disability Support Pension or Carer Allowance.

NDIS Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you must:

  1. Be an Australian citizen OR permanent resident OR hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
  2. Be under 65 years old.
  3. Usually need support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent

https://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist

What is an NDIS plan?

An NDIS plan includes the supports with attached funding which you need to live well. Supports are based on individual needs, and can include a range of services, including:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Auslan
  • Housing

For more information on NDIS plans and funding, visit our FAQs page.

Marriott can help you put your plan together, including determining the best NDIS provider for your needs. Don’t take a back seat; rather, take an active role with your family and/or carers to ensure the plan includes all supports important to you. Every plan is different for each person, and Marriott’s Support Coordination can help you.


 

Testimonials

Barb, Mother of Lucy who participates at Marriott Community Hub

‘We were anxious at first about the NDIS because Lucy is so happy with her current supports that we didn’t want the NDIS to reduce her supports. Marriott was really helpful in preparing for NDIS, for example they hosted a course with Carers Vic, and Sarah helped us be succinct with the goals for Lucy and was always happy to answer our questions. So when we went for our NDIS planning meeting we were organised and felt confident and it did go well.’

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Future planning with the Office of the Public Advocate

August 06 2018

Are you uncertain about future arrangements for someone you care for? You may be concerned or confused about what powers are required to ensure their best welfare into the future. We invite you to an information session with the Office of the Public Advocate. Saturday 1st September 10:00-11:30 Find out about the options to best […]

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Seeking a talented Manager – Corporate

July 16 2018

For more than forty years, Marriott Support Services has specialised in day services and transition programs for people with disabilities in southern suburban Melbourne. With an annual revenue of about $8 million, our main focus is enabling individuals to maximise their potential and choices. We are looking for a member of the Executive Leadership Team who […]

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Marriott Support Services Annual General Meeting

November 12 2018

Bring your friends and family for an enjoyable evening to hear what Marriott has achieved and celebrate our wonderful Marriott Community. At the Kingston Town Hall More information to follow.

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