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Eligible for the NDIS but don’t know where to start?

By May 23, 2018 October 17th, 2019 No Comments
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Okay, you’ve just found out that you’re eligible for the NDIS but what do you do now and how do you get organised?

First of all, have a think about the current supports and services you are receiving. Are there any additional services that you would like to access but currently do not have sufficient funding to do so?

At Care Support Network, we are able to assist you to think about these services, and guide you through the pre-planning process to ensure that you are able to establish goals that are achievable in the short and long term. These goals will form the essence of your NDIS plan and will be key inputs during your planning meeting with the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) or an authorised representative.

By accessing our NDIS pre-planning guide, we ensure that our step by step processes allow you to consider whether your current supports are suitable and whether they are tailored to meet your needs.  A pre-planning process enables you to determine whether there would be any additional supports required and how to incorporate these supports into your NDIS plan.

The types of supports that you receive may be referred to as:

  • Formal supports – These include all paid supports e.g. in-home support agencies and day centres.
  • Informal supports – These include supports such as immediate family members, friends and community support networks.
  • NDIS funded supports – These include supports that are “reasonable and necessary.” This means that the NDIA will need to determine whether these services are effective, represent value for money and do not fall under informal supports and/or community mainstream services. 

If you require some assistance or would like to request our complimentary NDIS pre-planning guide to prepare for your NDIS meeting, a friendly member of our Support Coordination team will be able to assist you.

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