Receiving Supported Services from the NDIS

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  3. Receiving funded supports from the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funded supports and services to Australians with a disability, enabling them to live more independent lives. Receiving supported services from the NDIS can be a life-changing experience for many people, giving them the opportunity to pursue activities they may not have been able to do before. This article will provide an overview of the process of receiving funded supports from the NDIS, including important information about eligibility, the types of supports and services available, and how to access them. We will also discuss some of the challenges that may arise when navigating the NDIS and provide tips for getting the most out of the program. By the end of this article, you should have a better understanding of how to access and receive supported services from the NDIS, so that you can make the most of this valuable resource.

Types of Supported Services

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funded supports and services for people with disabilities. These services are tailored to meet individual needs, and can include:Core supports:Core supports are essential for everyday activities, such as personal care, transport, home modifications and assistive technology.

These supports are designed to help people with a disability live independently.

Capital supports:

Capital supports are one-off purchases, such as home modifications and assistive technology. These supports can help to improve independence and safety.

Capacity building supports:

Capacity building supports are designed to help people with a disability build the skills and knowledge they need to live independently. This can include skills training, employment assistance, therapy and community access.

Therapeutic supports:

Therapeutic supports are designed to help people with disabilities manage their physical and mental health. This can include counselling, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychological services.

How to Access Supported Services

Accessing NDIS supported services is relatively straightforward.

In order to receive funding from the NDIS, individuals must first meet certain eligibility criteria. These criteria include being an Australian citizen or permanent resident, having a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities, and having a need for support. Once the eligibility criteria have been met, individuals can apply for support from the NDIS. The NDIS will then assess each individual’s needs and develop a plan to provide the best possible supports and services.

The plan will include information about the types of supports and services that are available, as well as how they will be provided. The NDIS also offers a range of online services to help individuals access the supports they need. These services include an online portal, which allows individuals to apply for NDIS funding and manage their plans, as well as information about how to access other NDIS services and supports. In addition to applying for funding through the NDIS, individuals may also be able to access services and supports through other sources, such as state and territory governments, non-government organisations, or private providers. It is important to research the options available and find the best fit for your individual needs.

How to Make the Most of Supported Services

Making the most of the supported services offered by the NDIS can be challenging and requires careful planning. To get the best value for money and make sure that you are getting all of the support you need, there are a few key steps you should take.

Planning for Supported ServicesThe first step in making the most of the supported services offered by the NDIS is to create a thorough plan. This plan should include your short-term and long-term goals, budget, and any additional support you may need to reach your goals. It is important to keep in mind that your NDIS plan may change over time, so it is important to update it regularly.

Accessing Additional Funding

If you feel that your current NDIS plan is not enough to meet your needs, you can apply for additional funding.

This can be done by discussing your goals and needs with your NDIS Local Area Coordinator or Support Coordinator. You can also contact the NDIS directly to discuss additional funding options.

Getting the Best Value for Money

When it comes to getting the best value for money, it is important to consider both the cost and quality of the services you are receiving. It is also important to make sure that you are getting all of the support you need.

When researching different service providers, look for reviews from people who have used their services in the past, and make sure that they are properly accredited and insured.

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