NDIS trials indicated that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are less likely to participate in the Scheme. Our goal is to “close the gap” so that Koori people receive the same support as other Australians. Assisting Aboriginal participants with successful transition to the NDIS is a priority for the Brotherhood. We work closely with Indigenous communities and organisations.
Our workforce is trained to understand and support Aboriginal culture, and includes people from a Koori background. We aim to support Aboriginal participants’ successful transition to the NDIS.
NDIS participants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are offered the opportunity to have their plan completed by a member of our Aboriginal workforce.
A person-centred approach ensures that our team provides a high quality service to the Aboriginal community of North East Melbourne.