What is an NDIS Disability Care Plan?
An NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Disability Plan is a document prepared by
the NDIS and or its representatives, that outlines the support and services a person with a disability can receive under the NDIS.
The NDIS is an Australian government-funded scheme that supports and funds people with disabilities to help them achieve their goals, improve their independence and participate in their community.
How an NDIS Plan Manager Can Help
To make the most of your NDIS funding and achieve the goals set out in your plan, it can be beneficial for you to work with an NDIS Plan Manager. They can provide you with information about your options and help you to make the most of your plan.
An NDIS planner develops the Plan in direct consultation with you, the NDIS participant.
How is the Plan Developed?
The plan is comprehensive and takes into consideration all aspects of a participant’s life. It includes your physical, social and emotional well-being as well as outlining your goals, needs, and the support & services required to achieve those goals.
The disability care plan contains several key pieces of information:
Why It’s Essential to Have a Disability Care Plan
Having an NDIS Disability Care Plan is essential because they provide a detailed roadmap of the supports & services a you need to live a fulfilling life.
The plan includes information on the type of services, therapies, equipment, and funding required to support you to achieve your goals and participate in everyday activities.
The Planning Process
Creating an individual disability care plan isn’t just a one-off, but an ongoing process. The plan should be regularly reviewed, updated, and adjusted based on the changing needs and goals of the person with a disability. This is important because it helps measure progress toward the goals.
Every disability support plan is different and tailored to meet the specific needs of each NDIS participant. For example, a young person with a disability will have different needs than an older person who has Alzheimer’s Disease.
What Types of Support Will I Receive under the Support Plan?
The main types of support include:
Core funding for a variety of day-to-day needs
Capacity Building Support for a variety of therapies and skill development
Capital support, such as Assistive Technology and Home modifications
What Does The Plan Include?
The plan includes:
How Often Should a Support Plan be Reviewed?
Reviews of support plans are usually carried out once every three years. However, these can be conducted earlier if the participant’s circumstances have changed. For example, if the participant has reached their goals or if their goals have changed.
At Synergy Plan Management, we manage the finances of the Plan and guide you through the programme to ensure you receive the best care, support and funding for your individual circumstances. We work together with you to achieve the best outcome for you. Get in touch with us today 03 9685 7512 and see how we can help you!