National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Services

Are you NDIS ready?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.


Westside Community Services Limited is a registered NDIS provider

Applying for NDIS funding and services can be a very confusing and time consuming process for clients and their families, we aim to provide a holistic service to clients and assist them to maximise the benefits of funding with minimum disruption and time commitment from clients. In addition to our current Life Skills and Employment Support services, from 2018, we can provide the following services that are listed under NDIS:

Support connection

This will include resolving points of crisis, building participants’ resilience and support network

Skill development in a group:

This includes training participants on essential life skills for an independent living in a group setting. This may include:

  • Budgeting
  • Relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Conflict resolution
  • Personal safety
  • Household Planning
  • Community Networking
  • Planning and Problem Solving skills
  • Health and Hygiene

Transition through school to further education

Providing services to assist a person with disabilities to move from school to further education. We will work with individuals and their parents/carers to make a transition plan from school to life outside of school.
This may include:

  • Liaising with school, family and young person
  • Researching services and providing information
  • Investigating options for further study, employment and/or volunteer services
  • Investigation other suitable services and community networks
  • Support to visit services
  • Assisting the young person with Centrelink, medicare, 18+ card, companion card, gocard
  • Support to Carers to develop the Transition Plan and through the adjustment period of their young person becoming more independent

Individual/Group Social skills development:

Assisting individual participants to develop necessary social skills and facilitating their participation in community groups.
This may include:

  • Supporting the clients to attend social activities in the community
  • Supporting the clients to join community clubs

Group counselling

Aims at optimal development of personal resources and growth in a group

Individual counselling

Aims at optimal development of personal resources and growth for individual participants

Employment preparation and support

Providing training on using public transport, time/finance management and supporting participants to achieve the employment goals of their choice.
This may include:

  • Assistance with resume writing and interview skills
  • Help with job search and assistance to identify the appropriate industry type and role
  • Assistance with public transport training to allow the participant to travel to and from work independently

Please contact us for more information