Learn more about the NDIS and your plan
Now you are on the NDIS, the next step is learning how to get the most benefit from your NDIS Plan. The funding in your NDIS Plan centres around achieving your goals. Connect4U Australia can help you understand the supports you are approved to receive, help you purchase reasonable and necessary supports and assist you to exercise choice and control over how your funding is spent.
Whether it’s about arranging a cleaner, purchasing therapies or employing support workers for personal care or to help you get out and about in the community, Connect4U Australia can do the background work to link you to community, mainstream and other government services, negotiate prices and help you get value for money for the supports you purchase.
Your Connect4U Australia Support Coordinator will make it easy for you to stay connected with all the different people who assist you with your NDIS plan. We will request services, make appointments, manage service agreements, arrange meetings and work through any barriers to ensure you can get the right supports at the right time.
If your disability is a barrier to your health and wellbeing, your NDIS funds can help. Connect4U Australia can request a range of assessments such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, exercise physiology and podiatry. These assessments provide recommendations tailored for your particular situation which may then be paid for from your NDIS funds. Examples might include ongoing speech therapy sessions, support worker hours, assistive technology or home modifications.
Aids and equipment items can help make it easier for you to undertake activities of daily living and participate in community life. Whether it is low-cost items or more expensive assistive technology, getting the right advice is important. Your Connect4U Australia Support Coordinator can help by arranging for a therapist to prescribe solutions to meet your needs, arranging equipment trials or requesting invoices from suppliers.
Got something you want to talk with the NDIS about? Whether it’s your funding, the approval of equipment items or if your circumstances have changed, your Connect4U Australia Support Coordinator can, with your consent, help you get the information you need.
Your plan review meeting is an opportunity to let the NDIS know what is working and what isn’t, and flag if things are changing. Your Connect4U Australia Support Coordinator will work with you to ensure your goals are up-to-date and reports are provided to the NDIS to ensure your next funding package meets your ongoing needs.