How NDIS is helping communities
Previously, people with different levels of ability were usually treated as just patients. All the supports that were provided to these people were always in a segregated settings such as special school or special needs services centers. Recently, the work has been done to help the people by providing community services, fulfilling their needs. Now all the disability services have focused on making people part of their local community with more focus on helping them developing different skills, providing employment opportunities and assisting them to lead a normal active and stable life.
Since the NDIS has been established, the role of disability service providers has been improved increasingly. People with all kind of availabilities can have more control, choice and access to the supports that they need. Individuals with special needs are provided funds by the NDIS meaning they have more access to the aid equipment that they require. The other disability services providers are also working to make the housing and transport services accessible to everyone.
It provides access to services needed by people with different levels of ability and help them in living a normal life. The NDIS works very uniquely, as it provides people with an individualised experience and it also realises that people have different kind of goals and needs. It provides people with a choice about the support they need to live the life they want with complete comfort and safety.
The NDIS is always improving and thriving to provide a better future, so that they can provide accessibility for everyone and create a connection between people and their communities by consistently working on providing important and necessary benefits to its participants.
There was a report by Productivity Commission which reported:
- NDIS can lead to better wellbeing and results for people with different levels of ability and their carers (when it comes to employment, health, education, income and life satisfaction outcomes).
- It can decrease longer-term care and financial costs for people with disability and it may help people who have modest disability care and support needs from needing more expensive levels of care and support.
For example NDIS:
- Shops and malls are made in such a way that they provide accessibility to everyone so that people with different abilities can easily do all the shopping by themselves without being dependent on their carers or anybody else.
- Provides accessible and affordable community transport services for people with all kinds of ability and it can eliminate their need to hire a taxi or a cab which will eventually help them actively save lots of money.
- Provides better relationships with people and helps in breaking stereotypes. It helps in improving social participation.
- The mobility services are designed in such a way that the people with moderate levels of vision can move easily without the risk of getting into any accident or developing any other kind of disability.
- Provides accessibility to people with all kinds of abilities and their carers as well, which results having economic benefits and increase in the workforce.
- The inclusive arrangements provides benefits to all the community and not just people who have different levels of ability. This way all of the Australia can be a more inclusive country with a better community diversity.
Community services do not have to be as complicated as people may think! Some of them may include:
- Going to shopping.
- Going to work.
- Going to Institutes such as Universities, Colleges or Schools.
- Travelling via public transport.
- Travelling via their own transport.
- Volunteering in different groups with people such as same interests as them.
- Meeting their relatives, families or friends.