An established and trusted health and wellbeing service provider in the Central West; NWRH are “ready to deliver NDIS services to the region” says Chief Executive Officer, Evelyn Edwards.
Due to commence rolling out across the Rockhampton* region in November, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide new services and options to people living with a disability.
Having been delivering allied health and support services across the Central West in both an outreach and locally based capacity for over 10 years, Evelyn says NWRH is ready for the progression to NDIS and “look forward to the expansion of services the NDIS will bring to the region”.
“The NDIS is the Federal Governments’ new way of providing disability support and helps people with a disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment” she said.
“Set up to ensure people with a disability have choice; choice in choosing their goals, choosing who will assist them in working towards their goals; and how often this assistance will take place, NDIS for the Central West means that those residents who are born with or acquire a permanent and significant disability before the age of 65 are provided with the necessary supports to live a better life and one of inclusion.”
Established and successfully delivering NDIS supports as a registered Provider in the Townsville footprint; spanning from the North Coast through to the North West and Lower Gulf, NWRH will be ready and available to assist approved recipients to meet their goals when the launch date of November 1st arrives.
NWRH will be available to provide approved NDIS participants with services including Physical Wellbeing Activities and Therapeutic Services such as those delivered by their Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Speech Therapists and Dietitians; through to help with accessing services and help with memory and mental health.
With many of these services currently delivered to NWRH clients in the region through on-going programs via GP or self-referral, the arrival of the NDIS to Central West Queensland will mean expanded and specialised services to also meet the needs of people living with a disability; a great advancement in improved access to health care for rural and remote Australians.
To access information on the NDIS or assess eligibility head to https://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist.html or phone the NDIS hotline on 1800 800 110. Central West community members who are seeking assistance with navigating the system are invited to contact the friendly team at NWRH on 1800 799 244.
*Rockhampton NDIS footprint encompasses disability clients in Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders. Refer https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/QLD.html#roc