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The NDIS is coming!

The National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls into Cairns from the 1st of July 2018. The NDIS is a new way of delivering disability support and will create new and exciting opportunities of supports for people with a disability within the Cairns region to live their life their way.

The aim of the NDIS is to give eligible people with a disability a lifetime commitment to access support that is based on their individual plan and focused on the supports that they need to enjoy an ordinary life. It will also give you better control over your package, so you can purchase supports that are designed to meet your needs.

Gaining an NDIS package may allow you to gain greater independence, access your community, find employment and improve your wellbeing.
To be eligible for an NDIS package you must:

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly effects your ability to partake in everyday activities;
  • Be aged less than 65 when you first enter the NDIS;
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or Protected Special Category visa, and
  • Live in Australia where the NDIS is available

Thrive will be launching new National Disability Insurance Scheme services and supports across the Cairns region in July 2018 when the NDIS rolls out in our region. We will be providing a range of NDIS services to help you have better choice and control to achieve your own goals and aspirations.
With Thrive you will be able to purchase services such as individual support, group activities, plan management, peer support and many more supports that are designed to help you build your individual capacity to achieve your goals.
It is never too early to start getting ready for the NDIS so visit to find out more or contact Thrive to find out how we can help you prepare.

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