New Resource Supports People from Diverse Communities
Posted on: 29th May 2020
New online resources to support people with a psychosocial disability to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are being launched today. Participation by people from diverse communities is crucial to the success of the NDIS – reimagine.today Stage 2, reaches out to people from diverse communities around Australia who are living with psychosocial disabilities.
More people with mental health conditions are seeking support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the diversity of participants is increasing*.
Understanding the NDIS can be challenging, so the online resource, reimagine.today, supports people to begin their NDIS access application.
Reimagine.today Stage 2, was designed by and for people from diverse communities including people from within LGBTIQ+ communities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in rural and remote areas.
MHCC CEO Carmel Tebbutt congratulated everyone who has been involved with this project saying
“ The reimagine.today Stage 2 project has delivered valuable new resources, created authentic and lasting connections and contributed to greater awareness and understanding about how the NDIS can support people with a psychosocial disability.”
The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) produced Reimagine.today Stage 2 with funding from the NDIA through the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grants (Round 2), working collaboratively with people living with mental health conditions from diverse communities around Australia.
Project Manager Lis Wilkinson said “Navigating the NDIS can be daunting. Reimagine.today breaks it down into steps and includes personal stories and advice, to give people different ways to understand the NDIS, and make it more accessible.”
Reimagine.today offers a step-by-step guide to the NDIS, with accessible information and support including personal stories, animation, a workbook, self-care hub, an app for appointments, and more.
There are Community Hubs designed by and for people from within LGBTIQ+ communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people living in rural and remote areas.
Information is available in 8 community languages – Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish, Persian, Turkish, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Assyrian.
Reimagine.today can be used by anyone who would like to begin their NDIS access journey, their support networks, families, carers and workers.