What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way for people under the age of 65 who are living with disability to get care and support.

Greater Choice and Control

People with an NDIS plan have choice and control over who provides their supports and how these supports are provided. This means greater flexibility, so that you can find the support that you need to achieve the goals that are important to you Under the NDIS.

Government funding is now allocated to you instead of the organisations that provide the services. This means that you can use that funding to find the mix of support services that suit your needs, values and goals. The support you receive can be tailored to you.

At Richmond Futures, we will work with you to help you exercise choice over what supports you need and control over how they are provided.

We are here to help

More choice and control is great, but navigating the NDIS can be confusing. That’s where we can help!

At Richmond Futures, we support Tasmanians statewide to make the most of their NDIS plans. We understand the NDIS in detail, so that you don’t have to.

We can help you with:

  • Meeting with you to talk about your NDIS plan and the supports you are seeking;
  • Interpreting and understanding your NDIS plan;
  • Working together with you to plan how best we can help with your activities and goals;
  • Providing you with the right support from our qualified and skilled staff;
  • Helping you make informed choices about your support;
  • Delivering the services that will support your recovery and wellbeing; and
  • Connecting your other service providers.

Contact us to talk to our team about how we can help you put your NDIS plan into action.

Information for family, carers & significant others

The NDIS will ensure that people with a disability are given every opportunity to make their own decisions and exercise choice and control. We recognise that the role of families, carers and significant others is often essential in supporting people with disability to realise these goals and will include them in discussions about supports.

The NDIS has developed information, referral and linkage fact sheets to ensure families and carers are able to access supports in the community to assist them in their role. Guardians or nominees of people with a disability play an important role in the NDIS to represent the interest of the person and they can contact the NDIS on behalf of the person. Find out more about families and carers in the NDIS.