Thanks for joining us in our Embark blogpost series, where we address some of our tips for supporting people with accessing the NDIS. Embark provides support to people in the Sydney Metropolitan area that are living with a mental health condition and experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness, to access the NDIS. [You can make a referral to our free service via:] 

You can also get in touch for support – via Embark Upskill, we facilitate free workshops across NSW, open to anyone who wants to improve their confidence and understanding of the NDIS in order to support people with a mental illness to access the NDIS and obtain the supports they need. [Make an enquiry via: 


Preparing to access the NDIS? 

Are you working with someone that is keen to get the NDIS? Do they understand what the NDIS is about, and what supports they might get? Great! Then this blog post is for you. (For earlier steps in understanding the NDIS, you can first explore our other blogposts via: 

So now, once the person you support has a better understanding of the NDIS, why it might be useful for them, they’re hopefully keen on the process and might be ready to start preparing their access request! 

In today’s video, we take a more serious look at working alongside the person you support to start gathering together the information they need for their application – we explore this using our Embark I can prepare to access the NDIS booklet. 


Get in touch with us to order a copy of this booklet via or explore it online here: 


Disclaimer: While this post and video are expected to be accurate at the time of publishing, it is important to remember that policies and processes within the NDIA can change, and that up-to-date information should be obtained directly from the NDIS website. 


Thanks again for joining us. Please be in touch with any questions or suggested topics for future content via 

ICLA’s Embark program is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health to support people with a mental health condition who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness to access the NDIS.