Our NDIS Team
Faine SimpkinsLocal Representative
Cert III in Individual Support (Aged Care & Disability)
Faine has been a strong advocate for Disability and for patients in rural and regional areas in Queensland for over 10 years. As a carer for her own daughter understands the struggles families face caring as well as being an advocate for her own family. With a background in a variety of groups aimed at improving accessing services for families as well as Administration and applying for funding through a variety of organisations.
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 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. The children are helped for developmental delay or a disability to access the specialised supports.
What is the NDIS?
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing disability support. The NDIS will replace the current way. People with a disability pay for their supports through funding. Previously it was provided and managed by Department of Communities (Disability Services).
The NDIS takes a flexible, whole-of-life approach working with eligible participants, their families and carers, to develop individualised plans. Participants are fiven 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.