NDIS Insurance Scheme – Perth

Perth Surgical Shoemakers & Wembley Shoes (PSS & WS) have been a registered NDIS service under the NDIS insurance scheme for over 5 years (since October 2014).

PSS & WS are registered for the following Support Classes:

  • Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs
  • Personal mobility equipment
  • Assistive technology specialist assessment, set up and training
  • Therapeutic supports

Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs

The pedorthist at PSS & WS is equipped to assess your ability and needs as far as it goes for “Assistive Technology” needed to support your feet and ankles.

This places PSS & WS in the position to perform pedorthic assessments and complete formal NDIS Assistive Technology Applications needed for all complex (level 3 and 4) devices under the NDIS scheme.

Personal mobility equipment

PSS & WS shoes can provide personal mobility equipment related to a person’s disability, like specialised footwear, foot orthoses and ankle foot orthoses (AFO’s), if this equipment is required to live a fulfilling life and achieve the goals outlined in their NDIS plan.

Assistive technology specialist assessment, set up and training

PSS & WS can perform pedorthic assessments and recommend the right assistive technology needed to support your feet and ankles. We can also complete an NDIS Assistive Technology Applications needed for all complex (level 3 and 4) devices.

PSS & WS are also able to provide assistance during the initial period of using our equipment and provide our clients and their carers with the required training.

Therapeutic supports

PSS & WS can provide the following therapeutic supports:

Get in touch

If you’d like to know more about how we can support you as a registered NDIS Perth service or about any of our products, feel free to contact us on (08) 9387 5507 or send an email to info@perthshoemaker.com.au.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the way in which the Australian government provides support for people with disability, their families and carers.

It is estimated that the NDIS scheme will provide support to about half a million Australians under the age of 65, with a permanent and significant disability, with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach by investing in people with disability early on to improve their outcomes later in life through personal care and support, access to the community, therapy services and essential equipment. This support is designed to help people improve their skills and independence over time and helps to support their community involvement, employment and wellbeing.

To learn more about the NDIS scheme, visit the NDIS government website.

Do I need a referral to make use of NDIS funded services from PSS & WS?

No, PSS & WS is registered with the NDIS in Perth for specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs. This means you can contact PSS & WS directly for a pedorthic assessment to access and supply your NDIS funded pedorthic Assistive Technology needs.

What NDIS funded pedorthic Assistive Technology can PSS & WS supply?

All products supplied by PSS & WS can be funded by the NDIS, including ready-made footwear, custom-made footwear, ready-made AFO’s and custom-made AFO’s.

Does the NDIS cover Orthotics & Custom-made footwear?

Yes. The NDIS scheme covers orthotics and custom-made footwear if it is considered necessary for you to have it in order to achieve your goals.

Does the NDIS cover Orthotics & Custom-made footwear?

Yes. The NDIS scheme covers orthotics and custom-made footwear if it is considered necessary for you to have it in order to achieve your goals.

What do I need to bring with me for an NDIS Assessment?

In order to sign an NDIS service agreement, you need to provide your NDIS number and date of birth. PSS & WS would also appreciate if you brought along a copy of your NDIS Plan if we are required to lodge a formal NDIS Assistive Technology Application for level 3 or 4 AT equipment.

Does PSS & WS always need to do the formal NDIS Assistive Technology Application for level 3 or 4 AT equipment or can it be done by another allied health practitioner for the equipment PSS & WS can supply?

No. NDIS Clients can make use of other allied health practitioners to do the assessment and complete the required formal NDIS Assistive Technology Application. In such a case, you can make an appointment with PSS & WS for an assessment. We will do an assessment, discuss the proposed footwear and orthoses to be supplied and once decided on a solution, provide your allied health practitioner with a quotation to use as part of the formal NDIS Assistive Technology Application.

Can I ask PSS & WS to assist me during my application to join the NDIS?

Yes, once you start your application process you will be assigned an NDIS Planner to assist you. Your planner may ask you what orthopaedic support you need and outline the cost with you. PSS & WS can provide you with a free initial pedorthic assessment to determine, discuss and decide on what orthopaedic support(s) you need. Once this is done, we can provide you with a quotation for planning purposes which will include both the cost of clinical time needed and the price of the assistive technology proposed.

Am I eligible to receive NDIS funding?

To see if you’re eligible for funding under the NDIS insurance scheme, check out this Eligibility Checklist

Can I engage PSS & WS to supply me with assistive technology equipment on the spot if I have a valid NDIS Plan?

Yes and no.

Yes. If the service or equipment we supply is classified as level 1 or 2, we can supply you with assistive technology equipment on the spot. In some cases, we can supply Level 3 equipment if this equipment was previously supplied to you without going through a formal NDIS Assistive Technology Application process again (e.g. Orthopaedic footwear has been previously provided).

No. If after your assessment it is established that you need level 3 or 4 assistive technology equipment, such as custom-made footwear or custom-made orthoses, then we are unable to supply you with assistive technology equipment on the spot.

Contact us

If you have any more questions on how we can support you as a registered NDIS service in Perth, get in touch by filling out a contact form below or give us a call on (08) 9387 5507.

We are open for business as per normal with special precautions in place: To help with the current situation we are staggering our appointments and sanitising / cleaning our premises more frequently. We also have plenty of space in our large shoe shop and separate consultation room to use for seeing our clients so don’t hesitate to book an appointment.