Operating under the NDIS

The roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has involved massive changes in the way disability support organisations and funding is managed across the sector. Dadirri Disability Services is registered as an NDIS provider with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission with registration until 2022 across the following classes:

  • Accommodation/Tenancy
  • Assist Personal Activities High
  • Assist Life Stage, Transition
  • Assist – Personal Activities
  • Assist – Travel/Transport
  • Daily Tasks/Shared Living
  • Development – Life Skills
  • Household Tasks
  • Participate Community
  • Group/Centre Activities

For Dadirri Disability Services these registrations have not required a massive change in the services and support we offer our residents. The concept behind the NDIS is to officially transfer decision making from a centralised departmental system to empower and enable individual choice.

Dadirri Disability Services already employ a ‘person centred’ approach to service. Residents are supported to make and implement their own decisions and choices.


Dadirri Disability Services also provides Support Coordination.  An experienced Dadirri team member is available to help registered NDIS participants establish, implement and monitor their individual plans and budgets.  Given Dadirri’s long established connections in the sector and in the Southern Highlands the Support Co-ordinator is well placed to help establish connections to service providers across both health and community participation eg Day Programs, Work Placements, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists.

The role of a support co-ordinator includes:

  • Help to get an individual plan started
  • Assess the funding and services available to participants, including mainstream, community, informal and provider options
  • Make connections with appropriate services within plan budget
  • Establish service agreements between participants and providers
  • Arrange assessments required to secure funding for additional supports
  • Help participants to understand their personal responsibilities under service agreements
  • Ongoing monitoring and liaison including to help resolve problems or issues that arise, amend or end service agreements
  • Work with participants to develop skills and resilience
  • Work with participants to help them achieve their goals
  • Assistance to find appropriate disability housing