What should be included in an NDIS plan?
The NDIS plan is a comprehensive document that is designed to help outline the individual’s needs, as well as the goals that they have through their plan, as well as the services that they should be getting through the plan. This can differ a lot from person to person, so we’re going to take a closer look at the specifics of what should be on each plan.
Your basic information
Your NDIS plan’s first page is going to have the most basic information on it, including your name, your NDIS number, your NDIS contact, as well as the plan’s start due date and when the plan is up for review. The appearance of this page can differ, but the information on it is always going to be the same.
The next page is going to be your profile, which contains basic information about you that you choose to share with any of your service providers. This includes things like your daily life, your needs, and the people who support you inf fulfilling those needs. For instance, this can include your living situation, who you live with, your age, where you live, as well as the type of home that you live in.
Here, you can talk about any of your needs, as well as the barriers that you face in your daily life. You can talk some about the support you get from friends and family, as well as services and community assistance you rely on, but you don’t need to go into too much detail, as the plan covers that later, too.
In this section, the plan should contain the goals that you want to work towards with your NDIS plan. This can include basic goals such as helping you support your living skills and access to the community, specific goals such as getting your driving license, and the support that you will rely on to help you reach those goals. You can split them up into short-term and long-term goals, as well. You can talk with an NDIS services provider to help you better elaborate on your goals so you can write them more succinctly.
The support you get
The most comprehensive and detailed section of your NDIS plan is going to be about your funded support. This is going to list the supports that help towards the aforementioned goals, including all of the supports that you can receive through the NDIS. It also includes the informal support you get through friends, and family, as well as community support and mainstream services. Then you list the supports you get from public services, health services, and schools. If you’re looking to make changes here, you should get a good idea of what support you can get through NDIS.
If you’re in need of some assistance in changing your NDIS plan, you can get that through a plan review, available from the NDIA. NDIS services can help you achieve this as well.