The Getting on the NDIS Grid project was designed to inform people with disability who experience additional disadvantage, and who currently don’t receive disability services, about the opportunities that exist under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Led by Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN), the project partners, which include QCOSS, are working with community and government organisations and people with disability who experience additional disadvantage in South East Queensland to ensure that no one misses out as part of the NDIS.
Built on a peer leadership model, the project engaged people with lived experience to be part of the design phase, and enabling them to engage with and talk to others to help them learn about the opportunities available for people with disability and their families as part of the NDIS.
The project was based on fun and interactive activities and creative ways to ensure people are supported to see if they are eligible under the NDIS and then understand how they can access it, with a particular focus on people with disability who are:
- transient, in supported accommodation, living in caravan parks and/or experiencing housing challenges
- homeless, or at risk of homelessness
- exiting the child safety, criminal justice and juvenile justice systems, or
- from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex communities.