Would you benefit from a Support Coordinator?

Have you been reading about changes to the NDIS in the news and worry about how it affects you? The NDIS is difficult for many people to understand at the best of times and now proposed changes may make it even more confusing. There are many organisations that can...

Preparing for Reviews

Some people worry about getting ready for the next NDIS review. There is no right or wrong way to go about it. You might like to ask therapists to provide you with their reports around the 9 month mark for a one year plan. That way, it gets the ball rolling early so...

Assessments

One of the differences I see between those that have a NDIS Support Coordinator and those that don't, is the use of assessments. A NDIS Support Coordinator may explain the reasons why assessments are useful. I often hear people say that they had no idea about them. I...

Stressing about your NDIS Plan?

Many people that I speak to talk about how stressful the NDIS is. Some people talk about how easy the old system was. Nearly every month, there is a newspaper story about someone having a difficult time with the NDIS, some are stuck in nursing homes and hospitals....

What if I am not happy with my NDIS Plan?

A NDIS plan may or may not appear to meet your needs but even if it does look ok in the beginning, you might get part way through the plan and things change. During the first 3 months of receiving a NDIS plan, you can Request a Review. Generally, after that period,...

I have a NDIS plan, how do I find service providers?

When you had a plan meeting, you discussed different services. Now that you have the plan, you can think about how you (or your family member) will work towards those goals. What types of service will you access? Service may include NDIS funded services but also...

Happy New NDIS Year

Happy New Year to everyone. 2021 is going to be bringing some big changes to NDIS plans. Looks like the way funding is detailed in plans will be changing. That in itself, will be huge. People have been struggling with terms such as core and capacity building from the...

What if I don’t have support coordination in my NDIS plan?

If you feel that you need some support with your NDIS plan but don't have it in your plan, the NDIA will allow you to use core instead but keep an eye out in case that changes in 2021. If you have core funding available, you can use a support coordinator. My Plan...

What is the difference between NDIS and NDIA?

Hearing two different terms can be confusing but once you hear the explanation, hopefully, it will be easier to understand. The first three letters for both terms are National Disability Insurance. It is the last letter that makes the difference. The S stands for...

How to choose a NDIS Plan Manager

Choosing a NDIS Plan Manager is like choosing a hairdresser. It has to be right for you. When you have a plan review, you will be asked how you want the plan to be managed. You can choose NDIA, Plan Managed or Self Managed. Currently,  during the plan period, you can...