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Waltja is a registered NDIS provider. So, what does this mean and how can Waltja help?
What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is called the NDIS. The NDIS is a new way for people with a disability under the age of 65 to get the care and supports they need.

The NDIS is for people with a permanent and significant disability which impacts on their ability to take part in everyday activities.

Supports can be across many areas including employment, early intervention, accommodation, independence, being involved in the community and more.

The NDIS is being progressively rolled out across Australia under the management of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – the agency responsible for delivering the scheme.

Waltja as a Registered NDIS Provider for the following:

Assist-Life Stage, Transition

This focuses on strengthening the participant’s ability to coordinate their supports, and to assist them to live at home and participate in the community.

Assist-Travel/Transport

The NDIS assist with travel. Also include personal transport related aides and equipment. Some participants will be eligible for funded transport support in their care plan.

Group and Centre Based Activities

Helping the participate in group-based community, social and recreational activities.

Participate Community

This part of the NDIS plan is to support people who want to take part in community, social or recreational activities depending on their goals and needs.

How can a Waltja NDIS Coordinator help you?

A Waltja NDIS Coordinator will help you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to the community, mainstream and other government services. They will focus on supporting you to build skills and connect you to providers. They can help assist you to negotiate with providers about what they will offer you and how much it will cost out of your plan and ensure service agreements and service bookings are completed. They will help build your ability to exercise control, to coordinate supports and access your local community. They can also assist you in planning ahead to prepare for your plan review. Waltja will assist you to optimise your plan ensuring that you are getting the most out of your funded supports.

Waltja NDIS Coordinator can be contacted on 8953 4488
Remote Community Connectors
Waltja received funding from the Commonwealth to employ local indigenous people to help connect clients with NDIA staff and other services visiting NDIS participants on community. They aim to connect local people with services that address their plan needs.

Remote communtiy connectors are chosen for their knowledge of local families, culture, language and communtiy. They act as cultural brokers between the communtiy and NDIA by providing informaiton and referals for people with a disabiltiy. They have strong relationships with people with a disability, families and service providers in their community. They help community people understand the NDIS and if they are able to join. They help link people to meetings and appointments, they are available on the community to support NDIS staff and support services during their schedual visits. they help locate potential participants.

Waltja now has Remote Community Connectors at: Ti Tree, Wilora, Yuelamu, Papunya, Bonya, Engawala, Atitjere and Laramba.