Developing Participant-Centred Plans

Developing Participant-Centred Plans - Optimum Care Group

How To: Develop Participant-Centered NDIS Plans with Clear Goals and Supports

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) puts you, the participant, at the center of the planning process. It acknowledges that each individual’s needs and aspirations are unique. A well-constructed NDIS plan acts as your roadmap to receiving the support you require and achieving the quality of life you envision.

Let’s explore how to develop a truly participant-centered NDIS plan that sets you up for success.

Understanding the Importance of Person-Centred Planning

At the heart of a person-centred plan is collaboration. It involves a genuine partnership between you, your family or support network, and your chosen NDIS service providers, such as Optimum Care Group. This approach means that:

  • You are the expert in your life: You share your knowledge of your disability, its impact, and what works for you.
  • Your goals are paramount: Your plan focuses on your aspirations and personal outcomes.
  • Choice and control are key: You have the power to make decisions about your support and the service providers you choose.

Steps To Creating Your Person-Centred NDIS Plan

  1. Preparation is Key: Before your initial NDIS planning meeting, reflect on your current circumstances, challenges, and where you’d like to be. Consider:
    • Your daily needs and how they could be better supported
    • Longer-term goals for independence, community participation, or employment
    • Any specific skills you’d like to develop
  2. Finding the Right Support: NDIS plan development can be complex. Providers like Optimum Care Group offer Plan Management and Support Coordination to guide you through the process and advocate for your needs.
  3. The NDIS Planning Meeting: You can have open conversations and make your voice heard. Here’s how to ensure it’s participant-centred:
    • Express your goals: Go beyond daily needs–discuss your hopes, interests, and dreams.
    • Discuss practical supports: Share the types of practical assistance that would make a positive difference in your life.
    • Don’t be afraid to ask questions: NDIS terminology can be confusing. Clarifying things ensures you understand your options and responsibilities.
  4. Review and Implement Your Plan: Once your plan is approved, carefully review it to ensure it reflects what you discussed. Remember to request a plan review if your circumstances or goals change.

Optimum Care Group: Your Partners in NDIS Success

At Optimum Care Group, we are passionate about placing you at the forefront of the planning process. Our experienced team goes the extra mile to understand your unique situation and goals. Our services help put your plan into action, ensuring you have the proper support:

  • Support Coordination: We help you connect with suitable service providers, understand your plan, and navigate the NDIS system.
  • Plan Management: We ensure smooth financial management of your NDIS funds, allowing you to focus on your goals.

Contact us today to start your personalised NDIS journey!