CFC NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2016DOWNLOAD / VIEW PDF
The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) gets underway next month. We would like to acknowledge the strength, resilience and advocacy of the many individuals and their families who have made a significant impact on the shaping of this reform.
Many people who are eligible to join the scheme on 1 July will have received a letter from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIA is using a guided planning approach called First Plan, which may allocate a generic package to participants or simple roll over their existing funding into the NDIS. In some instances the planning process is occurring over the telephone. If you have received a call in regards to this already, request a plan review.
In order to get a plan that provides you with the support you require to meet your goals, request both a pre-planning meeting and a planning meeting. It’s really important that you are well informed about the scheme and what it can fund. If you want to move out of a nursing home you must identify this as a goal in your plan.
The NDIS is scaling up quickly. Waiting times on the phone are long and staff are still learning the ropes. The scheme is still being built, so it’s vital that we continue to work together to shape an NDIS that meets your needs. If you’re unsure of your rights, or feel disadvantaged by the NDIA’s processes and have not been able to resolve your issue by dealing with them directly, please contact me.
Information and Connections Coordinator