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Embark

Embark provides direct support to people experiencing homelessness & mental illness to access the NDIS

What do we do?

Embark provides direct support to people experiencing homelessness & mental illness to access the NDIS

Embark is a 12-month project, funded by the NSW Ministry of Health to assist people who are in the Sydney area, have a mental illness and are homeless or at risk of homelessness determine their likely eligibility for the NDIS.

The Embark team works with Local Health Districts, Specialty Health Networks, mental health services, homelessness services and community services to connect with people who may require additional supports to access the NDIS. The Embark team provides direct support to people experiencing mental health and homelessness issues and works alongside their established services to support NDIS access.

Who is eligible for Embark?

Anyone who is in the Sydney area, has a mental health issue AND is homeless or at risk of homelessness

Support Provided by Embark

Embark specializes in supporting people to identify and understand the supports that may be available to them through the NDIS and in assisting people to gain access to the NDIS. Embark seeks to work with services that are already engaged with each individual. Our role is to provide support and assistance to individuals and their support networks to navigate the NDIS. We are flexible and adapt our services to meet the needs of each individual working with us. 

Embark can provide support at any stage of the NDIS journey, including assistance with:

Completing an NDIS Access Request Form

Gathering supporting evidence for an NDIS Access Request Form

Facilitating appointments with GPs and other services to help get evidence for an NDIS Access Request Form

Submitting an NDIS application

Obtaining an NDIS Plan

Getting NDIS supports in place

Make a referral

Embark will take referrals from any source, including the person themselves, carers, families, treating clinicians and support services. 

Questions – Please reach out for more information. You can contact us at embark@icla.org.au or contact Embark Manager – Nick Baistow on 0481 748 101.