The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established in 2013 to support people with disability in Australia. The NDIS provides funding for necessary supports and services to help participants achieve their goals and lead an independent life. With a wide range of supports available under the NDIS, it is important for participants to choose the right supports for their specific needs. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of choosing the right NDIS supports for your needs.
Understanding your goals and needs
The first step in choosing the right NDIS supports is to understand your goals and needs. The NDIS is a person-centred scheme, which means that the funding and supports you receive are tailored to your individual needs and goals. It is important to reflect on what you want to achieve through the NDIS, and what supports will help you achieve those goals. Some common goals for NDIS participants include improving physical health and wellbeing, finding employment, increasing independence, and building social connections.
Assessing your current supports and services
The next step is to assess your current supports and services. This includes identifying any existing services or supports that you currently receive, such as therapies, equipment, or personal care services. This information will help you understand what supports you currently receive, and what supports you may need in the future.
Knowing your funding allocation
Your NDIS funding allocation will determine what supports and services you can access through the scheme. It is important to understand how your funding allocation works, and what it covers. You can find this information in your NDIS plan, which outlines the supports and services you will receive, and the funding allocated for each support.
Researching your options
Once you have a clear understanding of your goals, needs, and funding allocation, it is time to research your options. The NDIS offers a wide range of supports and services, including therapeutic supports, assistance with daily living, and community access. You can research your options by talking to your NDIS Plan Manager, other NDIS participants, and by exploring the NDIS website. You can also reach out to service providers to understand what supports they offer, and how they can help you achieve your goals.
Making informed decisions
Finally, it is important to make informed decisions when choosing your NDIS supports. Take the time to consider the options available to you, and the impact each support will have on your life. You should also consider the costs of each support, and how it fits into your NDIS funding allocation.
The NDIS provides participants with a wide range of supports and services to help them achieve their goals and lead an independent life. Choosing the right NDIS supports can be a complex process, but with the right guidance and support, participants can make informed decisions about their NDIS funding and supports. By understanding your goals and needs, assessing your current supports, knowing your funding allocation, researching your options, and making informed decisions, you can ensure that your NDIS funding is used effectively to enhance your physical health and wellbeing.
Personalised Support Services is committed to supporting NDIS participants in choosing the right NDIS supports for their needs. Our team of experienced Support Coordinators can help guide you through the NDIS process, and provide you with the support and advice you need to make informed decisions about your NDIS funding and supports.