On 1 July 2020 the NDIA changed the way that funding recipients structure their work supports to offer them more choice and control.
Bedford’s Transition to the New Employment Model (NEM), is a huge opportunity for our Clients to reach their goals, and gives them the ability to set and achieve goals they haven’t previously known. Clients may have increased access to new training and one-on-one mentoring, social programs, skills development in new areas, or potentially a move into open- or self-employment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Bedford Supported Employees
What is the change by the NDIS?
Why is NDIS making the change?
What does the Transition to the New Employment Model mean for me?
How will Bedford help me with the transition?
I’ve had an NDIS Plan review recently, am I already on the new type of support funding?
Do I have a choice in transitioning to the New Employment Model?
What if I don’t want to do it?
Will the transition be the same for everybody?
What is the employment supports funding in my NDIS Plan used for?
Will the cost of my supports be higher or lower?
Can I change my hours at work?
Will there be a Fair Work Commission (FWC) impact?
Why is there a gap between my wage and the amount Bedford gets paid from my NDIS Plan?
Will my work Terms and Conditions stay the same?
Will some of my workmate’s rates be different or higher?
What if I switch to the NEM and I feel that it doesn’t adequately support my needs or support achieving my goals?
Who can support me if I need more information?
Do you have any questions, feedback or require further information on the New Employment Model? Contact Bedford's NEM Helpline via the channels below: