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Developing an NDIS plan

Everyone who moves from their current arrangements to the NDIS is required to develop a plan. A NDIS plan outlines a person’s needs and goals and the disability related services and supports that require funding to achieve those goals.

Every plan is different and will have goals which are matched to support categories. Each category included in the plan will have a budget to purchase supports.

According to the NDIS, the first plan is the entry point into the NDIS and the start of a person’s relationship with the scheme. The first plan will identify the reasonable and necessary supports required to meet immediate needs and start to identify those needed to achieve goals.

Once completed, it will provide people with individualised funding that they control and choose how to use. Plans will also change as needs change.

Funding categories
There are three categories of funding: Capital, Core and Capacity Funded Support.
Capital funded supports include:

  • Equipment and assistive technology
  • House modifications
  • Vehicle modifications

Core funded supports cover:

  • Assistance with daily life at home, in the community, education and at work
  • Transport to access daily activities
  • Supported independent living

Capacity building funded support for assistance to learn and build skills include:

  • Improved daily living skills
  • Improved living arrangements
  • Increased community and social participation
  • Finding and keeping a job
  • Improved relationships
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved learning
  • Improved life choices

What do I need to plan for?

If you are planning to shift to the NDIS, you will need to think about what’s important to you. Consider factors such as:

  • What supports do you currently receive and are they meeting your needs?
  • What you are interested in and what you want to learn?
  • Where you want to live?
  • What sort of work you want to do?
  • The type of community activities you want to do
  • The additional support you will need to do these things
  • What you would like to achieve?
  • Things you would like to change
  • Your goals and aspirations

A NDIS Planning Guide and Workbook will outline all the things you need to think about and explains the process involved in creating your plan.

Our Client Services Team can explain the support options available to help meet your plan objectives on 1300 737 942.  Book a complimentary consultation or email enquiries to CareChoice here.