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Start getting ready and download CPL's planning workbook in the computer version or print version. You can also access our Easy English guide in the computer version and print version.

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CPL and the NDIS in Queensland

CPL is ready to support you to set your goals, plan your supports and live the life you choose with passion. 

CPL is a registered service provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. We offer a range of services under the scheme ​that can be personalised to meet your goals.

NDIS ANNOUNCEMENT! Hundreds of Queenslanders with disability in Ipswich, Bundaberg and Rockhampton will get earlier access to the NDIS. Find out more here!

Want to know how ​CPL can help you reach your goals? Get in touch ​below or call us on ​1800 275 753!

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What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

Watch CPL's My Life Consultant Bindi Wythes take you through the NDIS and explain how to prepare for the ​roll out in Queensland!

The NDIS will work with you to identify supports you need to live your life. The NDIS is there to support you achieve your personal goals such as:

  • Living on your own
  • Being more active in your community
  • Going to school or uni
  • Getting a job
  • Improving your health and well being

    The NDIS gives you more choice and control over how, when and where your supports are provided, and gives you certainty you will receive the support you need over your lifetime.
  • Fiona Anderson and Sandy Foster “The NDIS can enable people to reclaim their daily lives as mums and dads, sisters and brothers, and not be defined simplistically as someone with a disability, or someone who is a carer to a family member with disability.” - Fiona Anderson, NDIA Queensland 



    Ready to start planning?

    CPL's NDIS Planning Workbook.CPL can support you to make the most of your NDIS Planning Meeting. If you're confused about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or not feeling confident that you will get the funds you need at your first NDIA plan, take a look at our useful planning guide! It's designed for you to take to your first planning meeting.
    NDIS InfographicYou can also check out the NDIS fact sheet ​about developing your first NDIS plan and getting conversation ready.
     
    Call us today to book a pre-planning meeting with one of our staff, face-to-face or over the phone!


    Developing your first NDIS plan and step-by-step process of how it works

    As you prepare to enter the NDIS you may have some questions about planning. Here are some key FAQ's from the NDIS fact sheet.


    How people will join the NDIS has been agreed by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. You can apply to enter the NDIS six months prior to the Scheme rolling out in your area.

    First, check you're eligible for the NDIS. If you just want information or a referral you can also contact the NDIS directly. Once you’ve gained access to the NDIS we will work with you to develop your first plan. Your first plan is your entry point to the NDIS and the start of your relationship with the Scheme.

    Your first plan will identify the reasonable and necessary supports you require to meet your immediate needs and start to identify and achieve your goals.

    Once completed – your first plan will provide you with individualised funding that you control and choose how to use. To get ready for the NDIS and your first plan, start thinking about your immediate support needs and what your current and future goals might be. 

    Once your access to the NDIS is confirmed, you and/or your nominee will be contacted by a representative of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to have a planning conversation.

    Most people’s first plans will be completed over the phone, through a planning conversation between the participant (and/or their nominee) and an NDIA representative about their existing supports, needs and main goals.

    If you are not able to complete your planning conversation over the phone or are not in a position to do so, the NDIS will make alternative planning arrangements.

    Everyone will have the same access to supports and services irrespective of how their planning conversation takes place.

    Once in the NDIS, your plan will be reviewed every 12 months, including your first plan. If your circumstances or needs change you can talk to us about having your plan reviewed at any stage.

    You can start thinking about your goals for the future and what services you and your family might need to reach those goals. Download CPL's NDIS Planning Work Book, it's an easy-to-use guide designed to help you do this. You can also view the Supporting Families & Carers - My NDIS Plan Pathway Booklet. Talk through with your family and any carers who already support you about what’s missing in your current support, activities and plans, your quality of life. Get a better idea of what you believe you need and what will work for you, your family and carers.

    If you already receive supports from a State or Territory government disability program, there are agreements in place which may mean you qualify to directly enter the Scheme.

    In this event, you will be contacted by an NDIA representative when it is time to transition from your existing program to the Scheme and develop your first plan.

    Your existing supports and services will continue until you have an NDIS plan. The NDIS will use the information about your existing disability supports to begin to develop your first plan.

    An NDIA representative will then have a conversation with you and/or your nominee to consider any gaps or unmet needs in your current supports and how they link to your goals.

    This process ensures a timely and orderly entry to the NDIS where you can gain access to the Scheme and activate your first plan quickly. It also limits the need for you to ‘re-tell your story’ in developing your first plan. 

    For a support to be funded it needs to be linked to an outcome you have identified in your plan and it also must:
     
    • Be associated with day-to-day living and activities that increase your social or economic participation
    • Be a resource or piece of equipment, such as wheelchair, assistive technology or home and car modifications, to help you live an ordinary life
    • Help you build the skills you need to live the life you want, such as opportunities to work, further your education, volunteer or learn something new.
     
     

    You might not yet know what goals you want to set for the future.

    That’s okay, your first plan focuses on what you need right now and gives you some time to think about your longer-term needs and goals.

    It’s good to start talking to your family, and to start thinking about your goals for the future and what services you and your family might need to reach those goals. CPL's NDIS Planning Workbook is an easy-to-use guide designed to help you do this. You can also view the Supporting Families & Carers - My NDIS Plan Pathway Booklet. Talk through with your family and any carers who already support you about what’s missing in your current support, activities and plans, your quality of life. Get a better idea of what you believe you need and what will work for you, your family and carers.

    You'll meet with your NDIA planner to talk through your needs and the support that meets them. Remember, you have the right to bring someone with you to any meeting. At your planning meetings, you’ll talk about getting your plan into action, what support and services you can access and if you need more information. Don't forget! Our NDIS Planning Workbook is designed to help you get the most from your meeting so it's a good idea to complete it before you first meet. 

    Once your first plan is finalised you will be contacted by an NDIA representative to discuss how to put it into action. This contact will happen within seven days of you receiving your plan.

    The NDIS will then work with you to implement your plan. This support could be provided by a Local Area Coordinator, a plan support coordinator or another party who will help you to connect with community and mainstream or funded supports.

    At CPL, our experienced and reliable team are here to work with you every step of the way! We can help put your plan into action! We provide a range of services under the NDIS so you can easily get everything you need from the one place.


    As a participant, you will be able to contact your NDIA representative at any stage. They will also check in with you to discuss ideas to help you achieve your goals and connect you to community activities and mainstream support.

    Your first plan will give you time to think about how the supports you currently receive are working for you and what else you might need to achieve your longer-term goals before your scheduled plan review in 12 months.



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    "The NDIS means that all of a sudden, I’m in the driver's seat. I’m in full control of my package, 
    myself." – Lynne Foreman, NDIS trial site participant  

    When and where is the NDIS rollout?

    The NDIS gives you more choice and control over how, when and where your supports are provided, and gives you certainty you will receive the support you need over your lifetime.

    Read more about the roll out information for each area here. ​


    Where can I find more information?

    Website: www.ndis.gov.au

    Email: enquiries@ndis.gov.au 

    Phone: 1800 800 110. 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. For people with hearing or speech loss. TTY 1800 555 677. Speak and listen 1800 555 727. For people who need help with English TIS 131 450. *1800 calls from fixed lines are free. Calls from mobiles may be charged.


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