First Steps

The first step is to start thinking about what you want

There are lots of things you can write down by yourself or with a family member, carer or provider to help you get ready for your first NDIS planning conversation.

By now you will have received a journal from Your Home Care – Believe you can and you’re half way there. The purpose of this journal is for you to jot down your thoughts, goals, ideas, wishes and anything else you think is important.

We will ask questions about how you are going in different areas of your life. This will help us to develop a plan that provides the right support for you. We will ask these questions again at plan reviews, so you can tell us how you are progressing, and if any adjustments need to be made.
Information from these questions will also be important for tracking the progress of the NDIS and will help to improve the Scheme for everyone. If possible, we will also interview a family member, to see how they are going as well.

To get you started, see below a list of ideas you can tick if something listed is important to you or you can simply select from the NDIS Grid that contains picture cards that we recently mailed to you.
• Help around the home
• Getting involved with activities
• Health & well-being
• Getting out and about in my community
• Attending University, TAFE or college
• Achieving my goals
• Personal care assistance
• Spending time with my family
• Managing my health needs
• Help to have a stable life
• Someone to advocate for me
• Meeting new people
• Emotional support
• Support to find accommodation



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