Under the new NDIS scheme, people living have much more choice and control when it comes to selecting a service provider or allied health professional. While some people in remote and rural areas feel that their options for support under the NDIS scheme are limited.
Some NDIS participants living in rural and remote areas are concerned about what will happen if there are few or no services near them.
So what are some solutions to providing accessible services for people with disabilities living in rural and remote areas of Australia?
REACH OUT TO SERVICE PROVIDERS
Reach out to service providers near you and ask if they will extend their services to your area.
COLLABORATE WITH OTHER NDIS PARTICIPANTS
Getting together with other NDIS participants who need access to the same allied health professionals or support services can increase the incentive for organisations to service your area and decrease the associated travel costs for you.
If a registered support provider is not located near you, you may like to consider the flexibility of self-management.
Although not applicable to every situation, delivery of your allied health services using technology could potentially save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in travel fees alone. If deemed reasonable and necessary, funding for technology aids or tools may be approved in your NDIS plan.
Did you know Disability and Injury Services serves rural areas in Queensland? We can provide disability support and home care to Toowoomba, Dalby, Chinchilla and Roma. To check if we service your area, drop us a line below.