Existing providers can now transition from the previously used support clusters into the following new registration groups. New providers can also choose from this list, the services they wish to render.
The different services provided by the NDIS can be grouped as follows;
The beauty of NDIS is that it recognizes the different needs, aspirations and preferences that people have. We already know that participants can benefit from different forms of supports such as; to access to community activities and services as well as obtaining general information and help with personal plans. So, just how can someone with disability access the much needed help?
The scheme has set up basic access requirements which prospecting participants must first meet in order to be eligible. They are as follows;
Anyone who meets all these requirements can apply to be a participant in this scheme.
The NDIS, being a modern way and a lifetime approach of providing disability support, incorporates planning stages to successfully and efficiently render services. For participants, access to NDIS is subject to fulfilment of the access requirements we mentioned earlier.
Once you access the NDIS, the first course of action is to create your first plan. The first plan stays in place for 12 months and ensures that you continue to receive the support you need now. It also allows the participant time to review and learn about all options available to them with the NDIS. During this stage, the participant should carefully assess and establish what they need in order to achieve their goals. The plan typically includes; informal supports participants get from family and friends, community supports, mainstream supports and reasonable and necessary funded supports from the NDIS.
Once the plan is approved, it is put into effect. Participants can self-direct their plans by choosing their preferred providers to deliver the needed services. You can also access your plan through the Participant Portal to review documents and arrangements made under your plan.
Before the next plan review, participants should assess what supports they need and the ones they don’t. They should also identify opportunities, strengths and challenges.
Thousands of people have benefited from NDIS. A good example is one of 24 years old Sarah, who was born with cerebral palsy. Having limited mobility issues, no job or friends, the scheme was able to design a plan that would give her physiotherapy support, transportation and involvement in her hobbies.