06/7/2018 - Update ACA NDIS TOOLS **************************************************
NDIS is officially open to the Sunshine Coast. This means that
For those who do not receive support or funding - you are now able to contact the NDIS to request access. You will want as much information from medical professionals in regards to your disabilities and the effects it has on your ADL's and abilities to access your community.
This pre planning tool is a great way to make sure you have as much information ready for that initial meeting. This tool coincides with the questions your planner may ask, it looks at your diagnosis, your formal and informal supports, your day to day life and routine, the equipment you currently use and would like to use in the future, and your goals.
It also gets you thinking about any changes to your current routines, any therapies you have been wanting to access or any therapies you want to change. Finally, this tool highlights the different types of plan management available through the NDIS and what they mean to you
We understand that this process can be quite overwhelming, that there is a lot for you to do and get your head around. Remember the NDIS is now available to answer any questions, their phone number is 1800 800 110.
Advanced Care will continue to provide a
If you have any questions in regards to this tool or our services at Advanced Care Australia, please don't hesitate to call us on
1300 628 485 or send us an email to admin@
Posted by Amber
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Kaleb and I attended the Plan Ahead Workshop at Nambour Community Centre, run by QDN.
The workshop was run by Peter Tully and Daniel Rivers from QDN, two gentlemen living with a disability. Peter and Daniel live in Ipswich and already have NDIS plans. They were able to relay their experiences; putting a lot of the group's stresses, in regards to the NDIS, at bay.
The workshop encouraged participants and families to start thinking about goals, both long term and short term. The workshop was interactive and highlighted the different types of goals that may be funded.
For example, if someone's goal was to get a dog, how can we reword this goal so that the NDIA considers this option.
The NDIA concentrate on goals that are reasonable and necessary, so it might be wise for a goal to include an assistance dog. Kaleb had spoken to staff during the week and came up with ten goals, one being a dog. Kaleb could then request an assistance dog for independence in the community as he is unable to pick things up that he drops on to the floor, or to reduce anxiety when alone.
The workshop also highlighted eligibility, how you check access or make an access request and the type of information that you should collect before meeting with your planner. These include reports from current service providers, documents from allied health services and GP and supporting letters from current carers or family members.
The first plan focuses on what you get now and what you want to carry over to the NDIS.
It looks at five different aspects of your life; Social Participation, Living Arrangements, Independence, Employment and Education and Health and Wellbeing. They will also focus on your various supports; informal supports (family and friends), community supports (local community groups), mainstream supports (doctors, housing, hospitals and transport) and reasonable and necessary supports (those related to your disability)
Kaleb enjoyed himself, and the group enjoyed Kaleb being there. Kaleb got a special congratulations from Peter, who saw Kaleb as someone with great potential and encouraged Kaleb to be a voice in his community and thrive for me.
The take-home message for this workshop was that the NDIS is coming, but it's not as scary as it looks.
From January 2018, the NDIS is rolling out across more areas in Queensland.
All eligible people living in Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders region will begin to enter the NDIS from 1 January.
The NDIS will become available in Brisbane City north and south of the Brisbane River, the Gold Coast and Hinterland, and Logan City and Redland City from 1 July 2018.
Previous Update Info
Is progressively rolling out across Queensland over three years from July 2016 to June 2019.
In May 2017, the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments agreed to bring forward the rollout for users of existing
Queensland Government disability services in Ipswich, Bundaberg and Rockhampton transition areas.
Queensland’s transition is occurring on a geographic basis, defined by Local Government Area (LGA) boundaries, as follows:
|Area||Rollout start date|
|Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf||1 July 2016|
|Mackay, Isaac and Whitsundays||1 November 2016|
|Toowoomba and west to the borders||1 January 2017|
|Ipswich, Lockyer, Scenic Rim and Somerset||1 July 2017 (May for existing service users)|
|Area||Rollout start date|
|Bundaberg||1 October 2017 (1 September for existing service users)|
|Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders||1 January 2018 (1 November 2017 for existing service users)|
|Area||Rollout start date|
|Logan and Redlands||1 July 2018|
|Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait||1 July 2018|
|Brisbane suburbs north of Brisbane River||1 July 2018|
|Brisbane suburbs south of Brisbane River||1 July 2018|
|Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg||1 July 2018|
|Gold Coast and Hinterland||1 July 2018|
|Moreton Bay including Strathpine and Caboolture||1 January 2019|
|Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie||1 January 2019|
Alternatively, you can look at the Queensland maps on the NDIS website to see when a particular locality will transition.
The Bilateral Agreement outlines both expected start dates for the NDIS rollout across Queensland areas and the agreed participant intake per quarter. View the rollout schedule to see the
For more information regarding NDIS and to keep posted on up to date news please visit the website click on
YOUR LIFE YOUR CHOICE - NDIS Precursor IN QLD ...
The current model for which we are approved is the Qld government initiative called 'Your Life Your Choice'
Launched in September 2012, Your Life Your Choice provides the framework for how self-directed support operates in Queensland.
Self-directed support is a funding approach that enables people with disability and their families to have greater choice and control over the disability services they receive. It is a key part of preparing Queenslanders for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
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