THE key to managing the transition to the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is planning.
As a person with disability, the best way to make the most of the NDIS is to know what you want from it and how the insurance scheme can best provide that.
At full roll out in 2019, it is expected the NDIS will support 460,000 Australians with a disability.
Ryan Quarmby, regional manager disability services with service provider LiveBetter, said pre-planning prior to signing on with the scheme was vital.
“It is important that people do think about what support they’re currently receiving and what they’ll need in the future,” Mr Quarmby said.
“They need to think about the impact of their disability on their day-to-day lives, the goals they want to achieve and what support they’ll need to achieve those goals.
“They need to look holistically at their needs – things like day-to-day living, transport, employment, education.”
Source: The Irrigator