The National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) Perth Hills trial site opened on 1 July 2014 for people with disability aged up to 65 living in the local government areas of Swan, Kalamunda and Mundaring.
On 28 April 2016, the Commonwealth Government announced the trial site would be extended by 12 months to 30 June 2017 to ensure people with disability continue to receive supports while a full scheme approach is finalised.
The trial area is also being extended from 1 January 2017 to the local government areas of Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay, York and Northam, covering more than 1200 people by 30 June 2017.
There are two different disability service models currently being run in separate locations in Western Australia:
Nulsen Disability Services is a registered WA NDIS and NDIS service provider, offering a diverse range of individualised supports and professional health and therapy services for people with a disability, their families and carers.
At Nulsen, we offer hope, certainty and trust through our commitment to working together with you and your family to plan for and provide high quality services to suit your needs and preferences.
To help you navigate the new funding models, and stay up-to-date with the latest news and information about the WA NDIS and NDIS, we’ve created some helpful tools and resources. Stay connected as we guide you through changing landscape of the disability sector.
Chair Chat News
Welcome to Chair Chat News, a monthly newsletter by Nulsen Disability Services Chairman, Prof. David Gilchrist designed to keep staff and family members up-to-date on all the latest WA NDIS and NDIS news.
- Chair Chat January 2017
- Chair Chat February 2017
- Chair Chat March 2017
- Chair Chat April 2017
- Chair Chat May 2017
- Chair Chat June 2017
- Chair Chat July 2017
- Chair Chat August 2017
Meet the Expert
Peter Batini is our in-house NDIS expert and has recently joined the Association in the capacity of Business Development Manager.
Peter provides information, research, analysis and support to the senior executives, managers and staff on:
- Introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme into WA
- The WA NDIS (My Way) developments
- Other emerging agendas, such as the potential impacts of the legislation, policy, procurement, contractual, financial and quality management processes.
From January 2014 to October 2016, Peter was the Manager: Sector Knowledge & Development at Activ Foundation where he was engaged in a comparable role.
Prior to this time, Peter worked at the Disability Services Commission for over 30 years. Peter served as Regional Director of the DSC’s South West and North Metropolitan regions and was the Chief Clinical Psychologist. From 2000 to 2012, he contributed to the contract planning, contract formation, contract management, quality assurance and the development of disability services. Peter was Executive Director of the contracting directorate from February 2008 to October 2012 and then initiated and directed the Disability Justice Service until January 2014.
Are you eligible?
A person with an impairment that is likely to be permanent and the impairment makes it difficult to take part in everyday activities can access the Scheme. A person needs to meet disability or early intervention requirements, as well as age and residence requirements.
If you are an existing client of a disability service, the NDIA will contact you about transitioning into the Scheme. Existing national and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plan with the NDIS.
For more information, please visit Access requirements.
Tools and Resources
To learn more about the structure and process of both funding models you can refer to the WA NDIS and NDIS Infographic Overview below, or refer to the FAQ sheet below to read answers to some frequently asked questions.
- WA NDIS and NDIS Infographic Overview
- WA NDIS and NDIS FAQ’s
- 11 Key Elements ensuring a WA-delivered NDIS
- Bilateral Agreement Update February
Find out more
If you are unsure about your eligibility to receive WA NDIS or NDIS funded services and want to find out about the services that Nulsen provides, please contact our Service Development team on (08) 6253 4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, if you’d like to ask and specific NDIS questions, feel free to email Peter at ndisQandA@nulsen.com.au, or call (08) 6253 4700.