NDIS Information for parents, carers & people with disability

What is the NDIS?

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fully rolled out, the NDIS will provide Australians aged under 65, who have a permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services they need to live their life. Future Living is a registered NDIS Provider which means some of our services can now be included in your NDIS service plan.

Am I eligible?

Answer some simple questions to see if you may be able to apply for the NDIS. These questions are just a guide, the final decision about eligibility is made by the scheme agency, the NDIA. 

Eligibility checklist

How do I apply?

If you meet the eligibility criteria you can ask to become a participant by completing an Access Request Form.

Applying for the NDIS

Once you are eligible for the NDIS you should start thinking about creating your plan. Future Living can offer the following NDIS registered services:

Support Networks: A Support Network (circle of friends) creates a facilitated circle of close and supportive friends around a person with developmental disability so that they can enjoy friendships, be more inclusive in the community, and have the opportunity to achieve their goals in a supported, safe and secure way – see more Aimed reducing isolation and increasing individual capacity, a network is funded under the Social Community and Civic participation (09_006_0106_6_3) NDIS line item. A Support Network typically needs 20-30 hours of funding per month in the start-up period and an average of 10 hours per month once up and running.

Tenancy & Accommodation Advice: Future Living can help you make the step to independent living including providing advice and support on property purchase, rent and tenancy obligations, shared living arrangements, and disputes. This service can be included in your NDIS Plan. It is funded under the Social Community and Civic participation (08_005_0106_2_3) NDIS line item. The hours required would be based on the outcomes you are seeking and the complexity of the case. Please call us on 9387 0575 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can help.

Support Connection: Under the NDIS there are 3 levels of coordination that you can include in your plan, Future Living is able to help you with level 1: Support connection – This support is to build your ability to connect with informal, community and funded supports enabling you to get the most out of your plan and achieve your goals. We can help you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to the community, mainstream and other government services. We can also assist you in planning ahead to prepare for your plan review. This service is funded under the Social Community and Civic participation (07_001_0106_8_3) NDIS line item.

Advice for Parents: The NDIS is centred around the person with the disability. Parents of people with development disability who are over 18 can be involved in their son or daughter’s NDIS Plan and can request to be appointed the NDIS Nominee. You can also ask others, like your Local Co-ordinator, to support you in the process.

Future Living encourages parents to consider all of the following when creating an NDIS Plan:

  • Work & study
  • Mobility & Technology
  • Living skills – shopping, cooking, bill paying, etc
  • Friendships, connections, social activities
  • Recreation and sport activities
  • Functional support needs such as OT, speech, physio
  • Accommodation and living arrangements
  • Mobility allowance & adaptive technology
  • Continence aides & supplies.

If you have any questions around your plan, attending a planning meeting or getting Future Living NDIS services into your plan, please call us on 9387 0575 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


NDIS Information for Providers

Future Living was incorporated in 1989 as a charitable organisation, offering a range of advocacy and safeguarding services to support people with developmental disability. Today, we are still dedicated to ensuring our services, that now include those of PIN (Planned Individual Networks) continue to meet the needs of the community. As a registered provider, our services meet and comply with the NDIS standards.

NDIS information. Disabled boy in a wheelchair with his dad.

Future Living can offer the following NDIS funded services:

Support Networks: A Support Network (circle of friends) creates a facilitated informal circle of close and supportive friends and supporters around a person with disability who help them to achieve their individual goals, enjoy friendships and social outings, and be more inclusive in their community. – see more Aimed at reducing social isolation and increasing individual capacity, a network is funded under the Social Community and Civic participation (09_006_0106_6_3) NDIS line item. A Support Network typically needs around 20-30 hours of funding per month in the start-up period an average of 10 hours per month once up and running.

Tenancy & Accommodation Advice: Future Living can help individuals with developmental disability plan for and take the next step to independent living. We provide advice and support on property purchase, rent and tenancy obligations, shared living arrangements, and disputes. These services can be included in an NDIS Plan. Future Living can undertake activities to ensure the participant obtains/retains appropriate accommodation, including specialist tenancy support services where other options may be limited. This is funded under the Social Community and Civic participation (08_005_0106_2_3) NDIS line item. The hours required would be based on the outcomes being sought and the complexity of the case. Please call us on 9387 0575 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can help.

Support Connection Future Living under the NDIS are able to help participants with level 1: Support connection – This support is to build the participants ability to connect with informal, community and funded supports enabling them to get the most out of their plans and achieve your goals. We can help to initially implement the funded supports in plans and link participants to community, mainstream and other government services. We can also assist participants in planning ahead to prepare for plan reviews. This service is funded under the Social Community and Civic participation (07_001_0106_8_3) NDIS line item.

Support Connection

This type aims to connect you with the supports you need and want. Your service provider will work alongside you to:

  • Identify and investigate your options
  • Understand the funding and your plan
  • Reach decisions
  • Reach agreement with providers
  • Start your receiving NDIS supports
NDIS information. Mum playing with her disabled son.

What is a Support Coordinator?

Support Coordination is an NDIS funded support for people who need extra help implementing their plan. This could be because your plan is more complex and you require a bit more support to get what you need. A Support Coordinator works in a similar way to a Local Area Coordinator and will coordinate services from a range of suppliers or providers, address service delivery issues and develop the capacity and resilience of your support network. A Support Coordinator can also provide case management support if required. Support Coordinators generally work at a coordination of supports or specialist support coordination level.

The NDIS describes Support Connection as providing assistance for participants to implement their plan by strengthening the ability to connect with the broader systems of supports and understand the purpose of the funded supports and participant in the community.

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