Understanding the NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

NDIS Pathway

When you are eligible for NDIS support, you are called a participant. This video will help you understand the path you will travel as the NDIS works with you. It will provide an overview of what to expect at each stage.

Developing your First NDIS Plan

Your first step once you access the NDIS is to create your first plan. Find out more about using services such as plan management and support coordination to assist.

Reasonable and Necessary Supports

The NDIS funds reasonable and necessary supports to help you reach your goals and aspirations, and take part in activities to increase your social and economic participation.

After Your Planning Meeting

Once you have had your planning conversation with us, a number of things will happen so you can put your plan into action and start receiving your support funding.The plan you discussed needs to be formally approved by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Your Plan and your Budget

As an NDIS participant, you have choice and control over how you manage your NDIS plan.

NDIS and Other Support Available

While the NDIS is not intended to replace other services that are available to all Australians, such as health, education, employment, transport, aged care, justice and housing.

Better Planning is here to help you at every stage of your NDIS journey.

If you’d like assistance getting started, or would like to become a Participant with Better Planning for Plan Management or Support Coordination, we’d love to hear from you.

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Services from Better Planning are such a value added part of our daughters plan. Their knowledge and attention to detail has been invaluable in managing her complex and changing needs.  Most importantly they plan ahead, listen, and help us find services and providers that can actually help her meet her goals.  Better Planning staff are always readily available to answer our many questions, resolve glitches, and often check in to see how it’s all going. Thanks Team BP - we couldn't do this NDIS thing without you!

Chrissie (parent of twin boys with a disability)

Honesty, Reliability and Integrity - this is the support coordination service provided by Danielle of Better Planning. Her knowledge of the medical and disability sectors is expansive and really makes a difference when you are dealing with all things NDIS. Danielle's person-centred approach is authentic and she works hard to make your goals a reality. Do yourself a favour and give her a call if you are looking for an awesome support coordinator - you wont be disappointed.