How can United Disability assist me in utilising my NDIS plan?
At United Disability we have a range of services and supports that are available under the NDIS framework. Our experienced staff understand the new NDIS government scheme that has been designed to provide you with choice and support. At United Disability, we believe that you should only use a Service Providers that provide you the best support – and we hope that you choose us.
Below is a little more information about your NDIS pathway and how United Disability can assist you in your service support:
My First Plan
Your first NDIS First Plan is the start of a lifelong relationship with the NDIA. Your NDIS Planner will be initially focused on continuity of your existing support when transitioning to the scheme.
With thousands of people with disability transitioning to the NDIS, the First Plan aids in the simplification of the transition and has been designed to allow swift entry into the scheme. Your First Plan will be finalised after your Planning Meeting.
The implementation of the First Plan, allows Participants adequate time to assess their needs, develop goals and explore available options for their next plan. Your next plan may include additional supports that provide you opportunity to explore options to get involved in your local community such as sports clubs and community groups.
Starting My Plan with United Disability
Once your plan is approved and you receive your funding, all previous funding for your disability supports will be stopped effective immediately. Therefore, to ensure your existing services continue as per normal, it’s important to let United Disability know that your plan has been approved as soon as you receive it.
Depending on your situation there are a range of people who can help you implement your plan and support you to start receiving supports. You can start your plan on your own if you are self-managed or with the support of an United Disability Support Coordinator. Our Support Coordinators assist you in strengthening your ability to coordinate and implement your plan, helping you to boost your formal and informal network and coordinate a range of both funded and mainstream supports that you choose. Your United Disability Support Coordinator will assist you in achieving your plan goals, through the provision of:
Service Agreement development;
Service referral and community linkage; and
Resolve queries and concerns.
Plan Management (Financial Management)
You can use the services of a registered Plan Management provider who can assist you in making payments on your behalf to the people and organisations that support your plan. Plan Management is funded as part of your NDIS plan and will not take away any funding allocated to you.
To get more information about Plan Management support, contact us today and we will provide more information to help you make these choices.
Reviewing My Plan
Before you start your Plan Review, it can be helpful for you to explore options to get involved in your local community through activities such as sporting clubs, local theatres, special interest groups and community gardening.
The below steps should be considered when reviewing your NDIS plan:
Think about your life now. What supports are currently helping you and which ones are not.
Identify your strengths, interests, opportunities and challenges.
Consider your current informal, community and main stream supports.
Think about your future goals. What do you want to achieve?
Write the above points down and schedule a meeting with your United Disability team leader or coordinator in anticipation of your review as this may help with your preparation. As a Participant of the NDIS and a member of the United Disability family we will support you during your Plan Review.
Need More Information?
Visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme website – www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.
For people with hearing and speech loss:
TTY: 1800 555 677
Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727
For people who need assistance with English:
TIS: 131 450