For the NDIS to live up to its objective of supporting people with disability to live an ordinary life and pursue their goals, participants will need to do their homework. A good place to start is the My NDIS Pathway page on the NDIS website. This page contains information that will help you to think about what your life looks like at the moment and what your goals are for the future, so your planner can develop the best possible plan for you.
Remember moving out of a nursing home is a legitimate goal. The NDIS operates on an insurance model so prepare to discuss with your planner how living in an appropriate environment will make you less reliant on paid support over the long term.
It can be empowering to know what support is available to you. Once you have a funded NDIS Plan, you will need to purchase your supports directly from providers registered with the NDIS. The NDIS website has a list of registered providers that is growing rapidly and you can search for them by location or category of support. You can also find out how much these supports will cost using the Price Guide.