Helpful Resources

Helpful resources

Transport Assistance and the NDIS

A participant will generally be able to access funding through the NDIS for transport assistance if the participant cannot use public transport without substantial difficulty due to their disability; funding takes into account any relevant taxi subsidy scheme; and it does not cover transport assistance for carers to transport their family member with a disability for everyday commitments.

The NDIA has developed a fact sheet: Participant transport funding information to support understanding of the levels of transport funding provided through the scheme.

Emotional and Practical Considerations for Succession Planning and the NDIS

Planning for a time when you are no longer able to be the primary carer for the person you care for, is likely to be an emotional and stressful experience for both you and the person you care for.

In consultation with carers, Carers Australia has developed a fact sheet with important information and suggested pathways of support, for carers and the person being cared for to consider, when creating a succession plan.

Fact Sheet: The Emotional and Practical Considerations for Succession Planning and the NDIS 

Table: Australian States and Territories decision-making arrangements

The table below provides links to processes of   various States and Territories, with regard to putting decision making arrangements in place for the person you care for.

ACT

Decision making arrangements:

http://www.publicadvocate.act.gov.au/

Guardianship arrangements:

https://www.acat.act.gov.au/application-type/guardianship

Advanced Care Directive:

https://www.decisionassist.org.au/decision-assist/advance-care-planning

https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au/for-family-friends-carers

NSW

Decision making arrangements and Guardianship Arrangements:

http://www.ncat.nsw.gov.au/Pages/guardianship/application_process/application_process.aspx

Advanced Care Planning:

http://advancecareplanning.org.au/resources/new-south-wales

NT

Decision making arrangements:

https://nt.gov.au/law/processes/power-of-attorney

Guardianship arrangements:

http://publicguardian.nt.gov.au/

Advanced Consent Directives:

http://advancecareplanning.org.au/resources/northern-territory

QLD

Decision making arrangements and Guardianship arrangements:

http://www.qcat.qld.gov.au/matter-types/guardianship-for-adults-matters

Advanced Health Directive:

http://www.qld.gov.au/law/legal-mediation-and-justice-of-the-peace/power-of-attorney-and-making-decisions-for-others/advance-health-directive/

SA

Decision making arrangements:

www.sa.gov.au/topics/citizens-and-your-rights/planning-ahead/power-of-attorney-and-advance-directives

Guardianship Arrangements:

www.sacat.sa.gov.au/types-of-cases/guardianship

Advanced Care Directives:

www.advancecaredirectives.sa.gov.au/

Tas

Decision making arrangements:

http://www.guardianship.tas.gov.au/about_us#aboutusEG

Guardianship arrangements:

http://www.guardianship.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/67054/3_Administration.pdf

Advanced Care Directives:

http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/palliativecare/advance_care_planning_for_healthy_dying

Vic

Decision making arrangements:

http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/power-of-attorney

Guardianship arrangements:

https://www.vcat.vic.gov.au/adv/disputes/guardians-administrators/decisions-0

Advanced Care Planning:

http://advancecareplanning.org.au/resources/victoria

WA

Decision making arrangements and Guardianship arrangements:

http://www.publicadvocate.wa.gov.au/

Advanced Health Directives:

http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Advance-care-planning

Reference: https://www.pavetheway.org.au/resources

 

 

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