National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS provides support for people up to 65 years old who have a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. It provides direct access to a pool of funds that provides supports for people with disability to live the life they want. Each person’s budget for services and supports is based on an assessment of their current and future needs.

Butter Fish Services has been operating since 2016 in the NDIS trial site of the Hunter region of NSW.

Supports and services provided by Butter Fish Services:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Behavioural Intervention Planning
  • Psychology
  • Coordination of Supports
  • Support with Exercise Programs
  • Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)
  • Individual Counselling
  • Social + Community Participation
  • Team Approach

Our services are responsive to individual needs and are focused on achieving timely outcomes so people can get on with the job of living fulfilling and meaningful lives.

We are a Registered Provider with the NDIS for the following categories:

Support Coordination  – There are three forms of Support Coordination:

  • Support Connection
  • Support Coordination: Coordination of Supports
  • Specialist Support Coordination

Increased Social and Community Participation  – This category involves supports for participation in skills-based learning to develop independence in accessing the community.

Finding and Keeping a Job – Workplace assistance that enables a participant to successfully obtain and/or retain employment in the open or supported labour market. Australian Disability Enterprise’s (ADEs) provide supported employment for people with disability who require ongoing support to find and maintain employment.

Improved Daily Living – This category includes the assessment, training, development and/or therapy to assist in the development or increase in skills for independence and community participation. Supports can be delivered in groups or individually. This includes:

  • Therapy Services
  • Maintenance Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Multidisciplinary Team Intervention
  • Therapy Reports
  • Early Childhood Intervention Support (ECEI)
  • Group Supports for Therapy

Improved Relationships – This category is the provision of specialised assessment where the participant may have complex or unclear needs, requiring long term and/or intensive supports to address behaviours of concern.

Improved Health & Wellbeing  – This category includes:

  • Physical Wellbeing Activities

To learn more about the NDIS visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/