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NDIS and Incontinence Consumables

Are you an NDIS participant or a carer for someone experiencing bowel or bladder incontinence?  We offer a wide range or products that can support everyday life with incontinence. 

Your NDIS plan may cover consumables like reusable cloth nappies, cloth sanitary pads and specialist swimwear for incontinence.  If you have previously been purchasing disposable continence aids with your NDIS plan, then you should be able to switch to reusable/washable continence aids.

Switching to reusable will be a little more expensive to start with, however long term it can free up funds so that you can continue or expand on other supports & services.  Plus you will save a lot of waste from landfill changing to reusable incontinence supports products.

If you are not familiar with the NDIS we below is a brief run through.

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national scheme that provides support for all people with disability, it has been designed to support the 4.3 million Australians with a disability.  It supports many levels of disability including physical, intellectual and developmental delays. The NDIS is not a welfare system. The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.

When talking about the NDIS you will also come across the mention of The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). This is the independent statutory agency that implements the NDIS.  In simple terms, the Agency (NDIA) are the ones behind the Scheme (NDIS) ensuring the scheme operates as it should.

Eligibility

People aged between 7 – 65 may be eligible for NDIS if they have or likely to have a permanent and significant disability. Permanent disability means your disability is likely to be lifelong. A significant disability has a substantial impact on your ability to complete everyday activities.

There is an eligibility checker available on the NDIS website, click here for more information.

Children under 7

If you have a child under 7 with a disability or developmental delay the NDIS has a system in place to help. There is a national consistent early childhood approach to assist these children build their capacity and have great inclusion in the community and everyday settings.

Early childhood intervention can be found through an early childhood partner, find out more on this here.

Funding types

There are 3 ways an NDIS plan can be funded.

  1. Self Funded – The participant or carer arranges and pays for supports then request reimbursement through their NDIS access portal.  Your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or NDIA planner may also help you with your plan.
  2. Plan managed – Payments will be made to suppliers and services through a plan management company.  The NDIA includes funding in your plan to cover the Plan Mangers fee and they arrange your supports & services you need.
  3. NDIA/Agency Managed – Providers claim directly with the NDIA for supports and services delivered to an NDIS participant. 

Quality & Safeguards

All NDIS approved service providers are required to follow a Code of Conduct when providing services and support to NDIS participants and ensure they are treating all people with respect and care. 

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency that has been established to monitor and improve the quality and safety of the NDIS supports and services.

If you have a complaint about an NDIS registered provider, please contact the Disability Services Commissioner on 1800 677 342 for a free and confidential service.

 

For more information about the NDIS please visit their website https://www.ndis.gov.au/

Or contact your Local Area Coordinator

https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/what-ndis/whos-delivering-ndis/lac-partners-community

How to order from us with NDIS

NDIS participants can purchase consumables direct from us in a few simple steps.  You will just need to identify the way that your plan is managed, at the moment we can supply NDIS participants who are Self Managed or Plan Managed. 

Read more about ordering with us through NDIS

 

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