Therapy Focus is a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia.
We deliver services under the Commonwealth Government’s NDIS model and the WA State Government’s WA NDIS model. Roll-out of the full scheme commenced on 1 July 2017 under the WA NDIS model, which is nationally consistent and locally administered.
To be eligible for WA NDIS disability services, applicants must:
- Meet the WA NDIS eligibility criteria
- Live in a WA NDIS area
For more information about the WA NDIS, visit the Department for Communities, Disability Services website.
If you are already an active participant under the Commonwealth Government’s NDIS model, you will continue to access supports via this model until further information is released by the State Government.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing funding and supports to people with disabilities across Australia. It aims to give people more choice and control, allowing them to live more independently and work towards achieving their goals and aspirations.
Do I have a choice about whether to be part of the NDIS?
If you or your child is eligible for disability services in Western Australia then you must participate in the scheme to receive government funding for services. Existing services and supports will continue until eligible individuals start their NDIS plan as per the roll-out schedule.
There are tools available online to help you find out if you’re eligible:
What is involved in the transition?
If you are already receiving disability services, or are eligible to, you will be contacted by a WA NDIS Local Coordinator to develop an individual plan. The WA NDIS Local Coordinator will arrange a meeting with you and the key people in your life to set goals and identify what you would like to achieve in the short-term, and into the future. Your plan will outline the supports you might need to help you achieve these goals.
If you are already receiving services from Therapy Focus, a member of your therapy team will arrange to meet with you to ensure you’re prepared for this transition process. If you are not receiving Therapy Focus services, but would like to through the a NDIS model, please contact us for assistance.
What will therapy services look like?
Individuals and families will have more choice and control over how their therapy services are delivered.
WA NDIS plans are developed with support from a WA NDIS Local Coordinator, who will discuss what services you are currently accessing. You will be able to choose Therapy Focus to quote on services for your goal areas.
NDIS plans are developed with support from NDIS Planning and Support Officers, who will outline the funding you have for therapy services. You may then choose which therapy service provider you would like to access once the plan is finalised.
For more information about the therapy and support services Therapy Focus offers, visit our how we can help page. For more information about how our therapy teams deliver services, visit our how we work page.
What about equipment?
Equipment is funded under the NDIS and will be part of your plan. It is important to talk to your WA NDIS/NDIS Coordinator about equipment you already have and what you might need in the future. Equipment may be referred to under the NDIS model as assistive technology.
If you are already receiving services from Therapy Focus, your therapy team can help you understand what equipment you might need and what support is required. For more information about how Therapy Focus can assist in terms of equipment, visit our Aids & Equipment page.
Will I be worse off?
The Commonwealth and State Governments have promised that no one will be worse off in changing to the NDIS. It is important to talk to your WA NDIS/NDIS Coordinator about what services you are currently accessing and how these services are helping you achieve your goals.
If you are already receiving services from Therapy Focus, your therapy team can help explain what services you are currently receiving from Therapy Focus, and how therapy and other supports can help you achieve your goals.
Our friendly team can help you find out if you’re eligible and provide further information about the funding options available to you.