Online help for NDIS funding

Carers QLD Australia logoCarers Queensland is rolling out free online learning to help people using the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) get the most out of their funding.

The Online Learning Program offers interactive sessions for small groups across a variety of topics, with the first sessions covering self-management for NDIS plans.

“People with an existing NDIS plan, who are eligible to consider self-managing their funds, can take part in an introductory session that will explain what self-management is and why it gives them more choice and control over their funding,” said Natalie Polkinghorne, General Manager of the NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in the Community Program.

“It will also explain how to use the online portal, help people understand how they can determine if an expenditure is reasonable and necessary, and explain clearly what is required on a day-to-day basis.

“We will also be offering an advanced session for people who are experienced with self-managing their NDIS plan. This session is about the flexibility, creativity and innovation that self-management offers people on the NDIS to get the most out of their plan.”

They are taking registrations now and can be found on Facebook at @CarersQueenslandNDIS for the event link or get in touch with your Local Area Coordinator.

Carers Queensland also works with people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS to access mainstream services, and with local communities to improve access and inclusion for people of all abilities.

To find out more about the Carers Queensland NDIS Local Area Coordination program call 1300 999 636.