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#1 Weavile

Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:35 AM

So I've finally been approved and got my NDIS plan. I'm having a meeting with a co-ordinator soon, but am just wondering how others are using their budgets.

Physio and podiatry are a given, I have funding for assistive technology and need to get an OT to do an assessment as well as quotes for orthoses/custom shoes.

But I am interested in the more lifestyle uses of the funding. I've been told I can use funding for a cleaner, or someone to take me shopping (although I admit to feeling a bit uncomfortable with that), I was thinking maybe someone to take me to aquatherapy or similar since I need assistance with getting my leg braces on and off so without help it hasn't been possible.

So what do you do, how has it helped?

#2 SelceLisbeth

Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:47 AM

I have a lot more trouble using my own funding than I do using funding for my kids. I have funding for help with meal prep (but havent used it yet - it feels like more hassle than its worth) and I have funding for home care (cleaning and yard maintenance). I have been using the yard maintenance for a couple of years now, lots of initial issues. The home care, took me a while longer to start using and even now I have trouble using it regularly (as I tell myself I am being lazy and I should be able to do it), but it is great when I am not able to move much and in a lot of pain and there is plenty that they wont do, so there is plenty left over for me!

I think your idea of using it for access to aquatherapy is a great idea. I would also recommend home care.

Think about what you would like to improve in your daily life as well as long term goals and see what your co-ordinator can suggest. Study/work/community participation are all areas to consider.

#3 Charli73

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:43 PM

Only use for my DS for OT and psychology.. we also get a gap for swim class and that’s all. I don’t know if we could use for anything else, I’d love to know..

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