Disability support increases for people not eligible for NDIS

People with disability in Western Australia who are not eligible to become participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme may still be able to benefit from other support services.

As people continue to access the scheme in WA, APM Communities is helping linking people with disability, carers and family members with additional support services which don’t require NDIS access.

APM Communities has been selected to deliver the NDIS Partners in the Community services in areas across the state.

As well as helping people with disability access and understand the NDIS, APM Communities’ local area coordinators – known as LACs – are also able to assist individuals with a disability or health condition to get supports from community and mainstream services to improve their independence and quality of life.

“Our teams help NDIS participants and people with disability who for whatever reason may not be eligible for the Scheme but could still benefit from support,” said APM Communities General Manager, Jason Diederich.

“We’re working with community and mainstream services, as well as NDIS-funded supports, to ensure as people in WA who need help with their disability can access the support they need.

“This may be as simple as linking someone in with a community health service through the local council, or it can be assisting families and individual with more complex needs through a local social worker to assist in how they manage their day to day lives.

“When someone comes to one of APM Communities branches or gives us a call, our priority is helping them identify the best support for them which includes making it as easy as possible for them to access.”

As part of the support, Mr Diederich said APM Communities worked closely with local groups and businesses to promote services and build opportunities for people with disability.

For more information about accessing support for people with disability, or to speak to APM Communities about a service your business or organisation can provide, call 1800 276 522 or email lac@apm.net.au.