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How do you use your NDIS funding?
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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?
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.
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