NDIS & Thorndale

To discuss your plan or if you are seeking assistance with pre-planning or reviewing your plan, please contact our friendly

NDIS Services Support Team on 9912 7800 or contact us

NDIS Services Coordinator - Kristie Findlater

NDIS Services Support - Rebecca Ziolkowski

Thorndale Foundation is an NDIS registered and approved provider of the following supports items:

  • Accommodation
  • Assist, Access & Maintain Employment
  • Supported Employment
  • School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)
  • Assist Personal Activities
  • Assist Life Stage Transition
  • Assist Travel/Transport    
  • Assist Daily Tasks/Shared Living
  • Life Skills Development
  • Group, Community & Centre-based Activities
  • Household Tasks
  • Participate in the Community
  • Personal Activities High
  • Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
  • Supported Independent Living (SIL)
  • Support Coordination
  • Therapeutic Supports
What services and equipment will the NDIS fund?

The NDIS provides ongoing funding for all 'Reasonable and Necessary' disability related equipment, care and support services. The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, sets out guidelines to help decide what can be funded. Generally, the supports and services provided to you, if eligible, must assist you to: 

  • Achieve your goals
  • Become as independent as possible
  • Develop skills for day-to-day living
  • Participate in the community
  • Work and earn money

They will provide support in areas including:

  • Mobility
  • Communication
  • Self-care and self-management
  • Social interactions
  • Learning
  • Capacity for social and economic participation

There are 8 outcome domains in the NDIS Outcome Framework. They are:

  1. Daily Living
  2. Home
  3. Health and Well-being
  4. Lifelong Learning
  5. Work
  6. Social and Community Participation
  7. Relationships
  8. Choice and Control

Who is eligible?
For Eligibility, you must:
  • be between 0 to 65 years
  • be living within the current NDIS rollout Western Sydney has now transitioned
  • have a permanent disability that significantly affects your communication, mobility, self-care or self-management
  • be an Australian citizen or resident or permanent visa holder, and meet the disability or early intervention requirements

How can I find out if I am eligible for the NDIS?
A guide to the access requirements for the NDIS can be found at www.ndis.gov.au You can also phone the NDIA directly on 1800 800 110 to ask about eligibility for the NDIS.
How does the NDIS Assessment process work?

There are two assessment processes:

  1. an eligibility assessment to determine whether a person is eligible for the scheme
  2. a planning assessment to determine a person's goals and aspirations. Once this has taken place an individualised funding package is designed to assist the participant in achieving their goals

NDIA staff called Planners or Local Area Coordinators carry out these assessments using formal systems and tools designed to ensure consistency, fairness and objectivity. If required, there is also scope for NDIA staff to call on specialist advice. NDIA Planners or Local Area Coordinators and the participant work together to identify what current and future supports will be required for the participant to reach their goals, this is called a 'Statement of Participant Supports'. This sets out the supports to be provided or funded by the NDIS, based on what is considered 'reasonable and necessary' to enable a good life.


Can I choose/change my service provider at any stage?
Yes, you are able to choose the provider/s that you would like at any time.
NDIA Contact Details
Website: www.ndis.gov.au Phone: 1800 800 110 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday TTY: 1800 555 677 Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

Our mission is to empower people by providing quality services that will meet individual goals and aspirations.

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