DISABILITY FUNDING RESOURCES
We’ve put together this resource page in order to highlight some of the funding options you might be eligible for. mCareWatch is an approved and authorised NDIS provider. We are looking forward to assisting you further – just ask us for a quote or contact us for further information on 1300 188 557.
The mCareWatch personal emergency alarm is Dementia Choice Accredited.
Products endorsed by Dementia Choices are designed to create a dementia-friendly environment, allowing people with dementia to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
NDIS FUNDING DETAILS
NDIS provides funding to people who have a permanent and significant disability.
What is the NDIS and am I eligible?
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fully rolled out, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government. You can access further information via this link.
Call: 1800 800 100
Am I eligible?
Check out this link for the qualifying criteria: https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible
How do I get approved?
If you meet the criteria and you would like to become a participant, call NDIS on 1800 800 110 and ask to make an Access Request.
If you are already receiving disability support services, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will contact you when it becomes available in your area.
Please remember, if you do not receive any disability supports, make sure the NDIS is available in your area before you call to make an Access Request.
Visit this link for detailed information about the approval process.
Call: 1800 800 100
I need help with my plan.
There are 3 aspects of your plan to consider:
- Creating your plan
- Using your plan
- Reviewing your plan and goals
To get ready for your planning meeting, think about your immediate support needs and your current and future goals.
mCareWatch is an approved and authorised NDIS provider.
It means your plan could include the mCareWatch through the NDIS funding. We would need to provide you with a quote so please contact us for details.
mCareWatch is approved to provide support for the following categories:
- Personal Mobility Equipment
- Assistive Prod – Household Task
- Assist Prod- Pers Care/Safety
Provider Name: mCareWatch
Provider Number: 4050006555
DEMENTIA RELATED INFORMATION
You might be eligible for assistance via the NDIS. Please double check your eligibility or contact any of the service providers for further assistance.
Younger Onset of Dementia and the NDIS.
The purpose of the NDIS is to provide people with greater choice, individualised support and the flexibility to manage these supports.
For further information and assistance visit Dementia Australia.
Call: 1800 100 500
I'd like more information about dementia care.
Call: 1800 100 500
Alzheimer’s Australia is a great resource online helping those who care for someone with dementia.
What is DBMAS and am I eligible?
Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Sources is a national free service funded by the Australian Government. It is operated and administered by Dementia Support Australia (DSA) in partnership with Hammond Care.
It is a good access point to find services and support, from assessment and diagnosis through to referral to other services and more. It contains useful information and practical tips for family carers as well as care workers. There are some eligibility requirements for certain services but information is free.
Call: 1800 699 799
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
NDIS funding for Autism Spectrum Disorders
You may be eligible for assistance via the NDIS. The funding is to help provide services to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).
I need help with the NDIS funding.
Aspect is an approved provider in NSW, ACT, Victoria and South Australia to assist you with NDIS. Further information can be found via this link: https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/funded-supports
If you are based in a state that’s not listed here (such as TAS, NT, WA or QLD), please refer to the information we’ve listed under the local/state based organisations.
National Call Centre Number: 1800 277 328
I'd like to learn more about autism.
Autism Awareness is an Australian autism education and advocacy service that delivers information about the condition itself along with a range of programs and services – many free of charge – designed to empower and support people with autism and their families. It spans crucial information from diagnosis through treatment to new research, news and events.
Further resources can be found on their website by following this link: https://www.autismawareness.com.au/resources-01/
National Call Centre Number: 1300 900 681
I'm after a local/state based autism organisation.
One of the largest providers is Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) who are an approved provider for NDIS funding assistance in NSW, ACT, VIC and SA.
Call: 1800 277 328
Amaze is the peak body for people with autism and their families in Victoria, however contains a lot of information that is relevant and useful to all Australians with autism and their carers.
Call: 1300 308 699
Call: 1800 800 110
Call: 1300 288 476
Call: 1800 636 427
Hobart: 03 6231 2745
Launceston: 03 6344 1212
Call: 08 89484424
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE FUNDING
You might be eligible for funding through certain government funds and grants.
Find out what options are out there for you or your loved ones in relation to funding for assistive technology and equipment and support with employment.
What is EAF and am I eligible?
Call: 1800 646 800
How could Assistive Technology help me?
Other common terms you may be familiar with include aids and equipment or home healthcare.
We recommend visiting an Independent Living Centre near you to sample some of the available tools (check out their website for further information).
Amongst other things, you’ll find information about products and services to help people remain independent and improve their quality of life. This is a high quality collection of some of the latest and most popular assistive technology for people living with dementia, disabilities and their carers. Independent Living Centres in each state (except NT) offer a wide range of other services and support. The Community Services section includes many useful links: for Seniors; for Youth/Children; for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and more.
Call: 1300 885 886
What sort of grants are available to me?
The Independent Living Centre manages two grant programs for individuals with disabilities. These are the Disability Equipment Grant (DEG) and the Equipment For Living Grant (EFL). Both grants have different eligibility and types of equipment/assistive technology they fund. Forms are regularly updated so please refer to the website for the latest versions.
Disability Equipment Grants Program (DEG)
The Disability Equipment Grant (DEG) Program aims to assist eligible Western Australians with permanent disabilities obtain specific items of equipment and/or subsidies unavailable through other funding. This program is income assessed.
Grants for Assistive Technology/Equipment
Items considered for funding include vehicle modifications, specialised assistive technology for people with sensory, communication or physical impairments, air conditioners and other essential independence equipment.
For more information and to download the application forms please visit the Disability Equipment Grants (DEG) page.
Equipment for Living Grants (EFL)
The Independent Living Centre of WA is pleased to announce we have received additional grant funding from the Disability Services Commission to continue the Equipment for Living (EFL) grants program until June 2020. Please refer to the new grant forms as there have been some changes.
Equipment for Living Grants (EFL) are available to assist eligible people to obtain vital equipment not currently available through the CAEP or other support programs. The grants will provide essential items that enable individuals with disabilities to have increased participation within their homes and communities. The maximum individual grant is $5,000. Please refer to the application form for eligibility criteria.
For further information and to download the EFL application form visit: http://ilc.com.au/funding/
Transport Accident Commission
The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation whose role is to promote road safety, support those who have been injured on Victorian roads and to help them get their lives back on track.
What do they cover?
The TAC cover the costs of injuries which are the direct result of the driving of a car, motorcycle, bus, train or tram. They provide support services for people injured in a transport accident as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist and in many cases, a cyclist. The supports can include income support while you recover and the payment of a lump sum if you have a serious and permanent injury.
Are your products covered?
Under the TAC’s new equipment process low cost equipment under $1,000 is pre-approved. This includes all products and service plans from mCareWatch.
For further information about TAC please visit: https://www.tac.vic.gov.au/
Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (NSW)
If you’ve been severely injured in a NSW motor accident, you may be eligible to become a Lifetime Care participant.
What do they cover?
The Lifetime Care and Support Scheme pays for treatment, rehabilitation and care for people who have been severely injured in a motor accident in NSW. They are a no-fault scheme. This means they can provide support regardless of who was at fault in the accident, as long as you meet their eligibility criteria for both your motor accident and your injury.
Who is eligible?
Severe injuries that may be eligible for the Scheme include:
– spinal cord injury
– brain injury
– permanent blindness
For further information or to apply please visit:
“My son has been wearing the mCareWatch since December 2015 and it has saved his life a couple of times.”
“There was some initial reluctance about wearing it because it was something new, but once he saw that the other kids consider it just another cool device there was no going back.”
“I am very happy with the mCareWatch and think it is a wonderful product. My husband has dementia and is wearing the watch every day and I now feel a little more peace of mind knowing that he is wearing the watch. I am able to find out where he is through my mobile app and also call him and the watch automatically answers when I call which is great as he doesn’t need to remember to press any buttons on the watch.”
Whether your plan is self-managed, prepared by an agency or an occupational therapist, we would be delighted to assist you with the inclusion of the mCareWatch. If you’ve got any further questions we haven’t been able to answer on this page, please call us on 1300 188 557. We are looking forward to speaking with you!