Our NDIS Team
Faine SimpkinsLocal Representative
Cert III in Individual Support (Aged Care & Disability)
Faine has a background within a variety of groups. These groups aim at improving accessing services for families. Also, Faine has experience in Administration and making applications for funding through a variety of organisations. Furthermore, Faine has been a strong advocate for disability for patients in rural and regional areas for over 10 years. As a carer for her own daughter, Faine understands the struggles families face with caring. This experience also comes from being an advocate for her own family.
Bundaberg is situated 4hrs North of Brisbane. This beautiful city is situated on the Burnett River and is on the Southern tip of the Great Barrier reef.
When did the NDIS start in Bundaberg?
The NDIS rolled out in the Bundaberg local government area 1st October 2017. With users of existing Queensland Government disability, Bundaberg services began on 1st September 2017.
Services for Bundaberg
Services in this region are delivered by:
IWC is the National Disability Insurance Agency Partner in the Community for the Bundaberg region. In this role, IWC is the region's Local Area Coordinator (LAC).
• ECEI partner - BUSHkids
• LAC partner - IWC
• The NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach (ECEIA) is a new program. It is fully funded by the NDIS. (ECEI) services in Bundaberg. Furthermore, it is designed to help children aged 0-6 years. These children are helped for developmental delay or disability to access the specialised supports.
What is the NDIS?
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing disability support. NDIS will replace the current way. People with disabilities pay for their supports through funding. Previously it was provided and managed by the Department of Communities (Disability Services).
NDIS takes a flexible, whole-of-life approach working with eligible participants, their families and carers, to develop individualised plans. Participants are given more choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided. It also provides certainty that they will receive the support they need over their lifetime.
NDIS works to connect participants with community and mainstream supports. They fund the additional reasonable and necessary supports to help participants pursue their goals and aspirations, and participate in daily life.