The NDIS recognizes that people with disabilities have different needs, which is why they are giving you choice and control over how your plans are spent.
Over the coming weeks/months, you or your nominee will be contacted to organise your NDIS plan. This can be done over the phone or at a location convenient to yourself, the customer. Your current supports will continue until you have your plan, so breathe.
The NDIS planner will ask you questions about your personal details, current community and mainstream activities – as well as those you want to access in the future, how you manage your activities of daily living and your safety at home and in the community. They will also assist you in setting your reasonable and necessary goals and get your plan started. Finally, they will ask if you are going to self-manage, plan manage or NDIS manage your funds. It is important that you know the definitions of each of these so that you can make an informed decision.
Again, Advanced Care has staff that can help you pre-develop your plan – we even have a pre-planning document that we are more than happy to assist you to complete. By having this information ready on the day of your planning meeting, you can be reassured that you have as much information as possible, to give to your planner. The more information you can give to the planner, the more they will understand the impacts your disabilities have on your everyday life. Please feel free to contact our friendly staff at Advanced Care on 1300 628 485
Its time to find out when the NDIS is coming to the Sunshine Coast and surrounds.
We should all be receiving or have already received a letter.
If not, please call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 and ask if they have your details.
If they don’t have your details, you will need to complete a request to access form.Remember, an NDIS partner working in your community will help you get ready when it is time for you to join the NDIS.
- Learn if you might be able to access the NDIS. Accessing the NDIS depends on your age, residency and disability. Are you under 65 years old? Are you an Australian resident? Do you have a permanent disability?
- Think about your life now, your current informal and formal supports, and what is working and what might need to change. Informal supports include the help you get from family and friends. Formal supports are supports you might pay for or get through a program.
- Identify your strengths, interests and challenges. Consider your goals or what you might like to achieve.
- Write these things down and collect any reports, assessments or information you might find helpful for when the NDIS comes to you.