National Disability Insurance Scheme

GRAMS NDIS services and programs explained

GRAMS is proud to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Geraldton, Midwest and Murchison areas information, access, assistance and other services funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS provides support for people under the age of 65 years with permanent and significant disability (not chronic disease). The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need to be able to live as independently as possible and participate in activities that interest them.

The NDIS provides additional funding to the disability support pension to meet the special needs of a person such as:

  • Helping with personal care
    • Getting in and out of bed
    • Showering
    • Managing money
    • House cleaning
    • Other domestic activities
  • Aid and equipment
    • Wheelchairs
    • Hearing aids
    • Psychological, social and speech therapy and physiotherapy
    • Social participation activities such as in local clubs
    • Transport to stay in touch with friends and community

The NDIS is unlikely to support anyone whose illness or disability is controlled by medications or if the support needs arise from a health condition. This person will be redirected to the health system for support.

GRAMS NDIS programs at 32 Holland Street:

Remote Community Connector (RCCs)

The goal of the Remote community Connectors is to ensure there is a culturally appropriate connection between the NDIS Agency (NDIA) and local communities. The RCC’s deliver information about the NDIS to community members who might be eligible and then assist the person throughout their entire NDIS journey.  Please contact on mobile and they can home visit the client.                                                          

Geraldton Tristan and Kara 0456 561 356
Mount Magnet Alana Barnes 0456 409 002
Carnarvon Alana Councillor 0456 308 767

Evidence, Access and Coordination of Planning (EACP)

EACP Assistance NDIS Referral Form

The purpose of this program is to assist people with disabilities to test eligibility to the NDIS, navigate the NDIS access process and to assist with coordination of the NDIS plan development process.

See the attached referral form or contact Erin to discuss access.

Erin Mongoo eacp@grams.asn.au 0455 160 911

Remote Early Childhood Services (RECS)

The purpose of this unique program is to approach, engage and support children under the age of 7 years and their families who may be at risk of development delay and/or experiencing development delay or disability. The RECS program offers timely access to early interventions and family support of differing levels.

Key areas of focus of the RECS program are:

  • Linking children in with local activities such as – local early childhood services, playgroup, daycare, kindy, school;
  • Prompting families to attend primary health care appointments and obtain school readiness for all children.
  • Family-based education and support;
  • Some therapies – speech pathology, occupational therapy and psychology;
  • Parenting or Carer support; and
  • Service planning and access to the community

The program works flexibly with the family to ensure the right support is delivered at the right time. Our family support workers are the key link between the program and local families.

Local early childhood development program services are provided in all communities and towns within the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions. We are based in Geraldton but travel frequently.

Please contact Rebecca.davy@grams.asn.au or one of our local Family Support Workers for more information:

Geraldton to be advised
Carnarvon Alana Councillor  0456 308 767
Wiluna to be advised
Mount Magnet to be advised