There are many disability and lifestyle supports available to help you live life your way, and it’s good to know that federal and state government funding may be available to help you pay for them. We have put together this guide to the main disability support funding options, how they work, and how to access them.

To find out more about the NDIS and the services Blue Care is offering, please call our friendly team on 1300 778 081.

NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the biggest change in recent years to the way funding and support is delivered to people with a disability. It is available to people aged between seven and 65 and is designed to give you choice and control over the supports you need to live an ordinary life.

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you:

  • Decide what your goals are.
  • Meet with the National Disability Insurance Agency (or designated Local Area Co-ordinator).
  • Receive a plan outlining the amount of money you will receive to fund particular supports.
  • Choose who will provide those supports and services.

You can even control your own funds. The amount of money you will receive depends entirely on your goals and needs, so no two plans will look the same. Find out more about how to plan for and access the NDIS, and check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

At Blue Care, we know the NDIS has the potential to transform lives, and we offer a range of disability support services to make sure you get the most out of your NDIS plan. Call our friendly team on 1300 778 081.

More NDIS tools and resources

Blue Care NDIS Introduction sheet

Blue Care, the NDIS & You Easy-English booklet

NDIS terms and acronyms

Queensland Community Support Scheme

 The Queensland government-funded Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS) has replaced the Queensland Community Care Program. The QCSS is designed to increase wellness and independence for people with a disability who are not eligible for the NDIS. It provides in-home support to help you to regain your independence, stay living independently and safely in your own home and community connection support to actively participate in your community. 

Find out more on the Queensland Government website.

Fee-for-service

Under the fee-for-service option, you can privately fund your disability and lifestyle support services. This might be an option if you:

  • Are not eligible for the NDIS or QCCS.
  • Are eligible for the NDIS but are waiting for your NDIS plan to come through.
  • Are receiving government funding but would like to purchase an additional service on top of what that funding allows.
  • Require supports that are not currently funded.

Call our friendly team on 1300 778 081 to discuss your support requirements.

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