Do you want to:
- Get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
- Get the most out of your funding?
- Make your own decisions about what you want for your life?
- Learn new skills and get more involved in community activities?
- think about what sort of life you want now and in the future?
Pre-Planning can help you
The NSW government is supporting people with disability to prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Family and Community Services (FACS) has been funding a project which aims to provide people with disability greater choice and access to support planning services, which can assist people to attain the life they want through their own individual planning.
In July 2014 FACS funded five non-government organisations (NGOs), including MDAA, to provide Pre-Planning to people with disability. This gives them a choice to work with an NGO if they prefer and which NGO they would like to work with. The participants discuss and make a plan for their future, including the types of activities and supports they may need to have the life they want. NDIS Pre-Planning is a voluntary process. The individual can contact FACS directly, who will decide whether they are eligible and refer them to their preferred NGO who will then contact the participant.
Pre-Planning focuses on each person as a unique individual and assists the person to think about what kind of life they want. During the planning, the planner assists the person to decide on particular goals as steps along the way to attaining the life they want, and then plan what needs to happen for the person to achieve those goals.
The participant is encouraged to invite the people who are important in their life to be involved in the planning meetings, and to provide ongoing support to the person to achieve the goals they set for themselves. By doing this, support planning aims to assist the person to expand their experiences, develop friendships, and increase opportunities to engage in activities the person would really like to do in the community.
For more information: NDIS Pre-Planning flier