Improving and Integrating Urban Indigenous Health Services

Disability Services and the NDIS

National Disability Insurance Agency – Access and Planning Pilot Project

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has funded IUIH to conduct a pilot project of national significance which aims to redress the lack of awareness and equitable access to NDIS supports by Indigenous people in South East Queensland. Under the pilot, more culturally appropriate eligibility testing, preplanning and plan lodgement pathways to the current NDIS Local Area Coordination and Early Childhood Early Intervention partner arrangements are being trialled.

Leveraging trusted relationships with its existing health clients, IUIH is already demonstrating significant improvements in access to the NDIS. A review of the pilot will help to inform the future design of navigation pathways for Indigenous NDIS participants in South East Queensland and nationally.

NDIS Service Provision

IUIH is also a registered NDIS service provider. Arrangements are currently being finalised for IUIH to commence delivery of a range of core and capacity building supports, including support coordination, plan management, allied health, assistance with daily living (including personal care and household tasks), social/community participation and transport. NDIS participants will be able to choose to receive supports from IUIH, should they wish, according to their approved NDIS plan.

Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS)

This program is for Indigenous people (0-49) with a disability, chronic illness, mental health or other condition which impacts on daily living or participation in the community and who aren’t eligible for NDIS or Aged Care supports. IUIH is funded to deliver QCSS services across its South East Queensland footprint.