Once you know you can access the NDIS, your LAC will set up a planning meeting with you. This is where you tell your LAC about the goals you have and what you’d like to achieve. You can use a planning booklet called 'Planning for your Future' to help you get ready for your planning meeting. Click here to download the booklet.
Everyone’s goals are different – there’s no right or wrong. Think about what’s important to you, and things that might make your life more fulfilling or enjoyable. Perhaps you’d like to develop skills to become more independent; enrol in education; get or keep a job; make friendships in your community.
Your LAC will work with you to see how best to support you to achieve your goals. Usually bigger goals are broken down into small, short-term goals that build one by one, leading towards your long-term goal.
For example: If your long-term goal is to move out of home to live with a friend, your first short-term goal may be to learn how to prepare meals. Your second short-term goal may be to learn about budgeting.
Your Baptcare LAC will work with you to create a plan to achieve your goals. Then, your LAC will send this plan back to the NDIA for approval. You can view information about creating your plan here.
For more information about creating your plan call 1800 290 555 (Tasmania) | 1800 960 595 (South Australia).
Your LAC will talk to you about the steps you need to take next.
The NDIA must approve your NDIS plan initially, then once it is approved, your LAC will give it to you in person or mail a paper copy out to your preferred address.
Once your NDIS plan has been approved your Baptcare LAC will help you work out how to use your plan.
Remember, during your planning conversation, you can ask for a copy of your plan in a variety of accessible formats. These include Braille, electronic text (on CD), large print or audio (on CD), or you can have it translated into your preferred language. For more information, visit our Find out more about receiving your approved NDIS plan page. You can also view your plan on the myplace portal.
For more information about receiving your approved plan call 1800 290 555 (Tasmania) | 1800 960 595 (South Australia).
Once your NDIS funding is approved, you are ready to start using your plan.
Your LAC will connect you with services and support in your area. These people and organisations are there to help you achieve the goals set out in your plan, and help you connect with your local community.
Your LAC will also help you get the best possible value out of the funding you’ve been allocated by the NDIS.
Once you start using the services and supports set up by your LAC, they’ll check in with you to see how things are going.
You can contact your LAC anytime with questions, concerns or feedback. And don’t forget to let them know if your circumstances change. For example if you move house or your living situation changes.
You can manage your plan at the myplace portal, which you can access via the Australian Government’s myGOV website my.gov.au.
Note, on these websites you may be referred to as an ‘NDIS participant’ or if you’re a carer, ‘a nominee’.
You can also find out more information about using your plan here.
For more information about using your plan call 1800 290 555 (Tasmania) | 1800 960 595 (South Australia).
Once you have your plan learn how it works for you. This includes managing your budget, link to providers and set up service agreements, understanding pricing changes, sharing your plan and how to use the my place portal. Check out NDIS info on managing plans and watch the video here.
For more information about managing your plan call 1800 290 555 (Tasmania) | 1800 960 595 (South Australia).
Your Baptcare LAC understands that life is constantly changing. We will work with youth make sure your plan is updated.
About 6 weeks before that 12-month mark, your LAC will talk to you about what is working and what isn’t working.
For more information about reviewing your plan call your allocated LAC directly or call 1800 290 555 (Tasmania) | 1800 960 595 (South Australia).