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  • Writer's pictureAaron Norrish

Setting Effective Goals for Your First NDIS Plan

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

Getting your first National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan can be a long and overwhelming process, and setting your goals can be one of the most challenging tasks. However, goals are essential for helping you live your best life. In this guide, we will explore the importance of setting goals and the types of goals you can set to make the most out of your NDIS plan.



 

Key Takeaways:

  1. Goals are important for helping you live your best life.

  2. The NDIS funding is based on your goals, so it's crucial to set effective goals.

  3. There are different types of goals you can set, including becoming more independent, building skills, improving relationships, improving health and wellbeing, and increasing community participation.

  4. To set effective NDIS plan goals, focus on what you want to achieve, be specific and measurable, consider the support you need, and set realistic and achievable goals.

  5. By setting effective goals and accessing the necessary services and items, you can make the most of your NDIS plan and live your best life possible.

 

What are Goals?

Goals describe what you want to achieve, develop, or learn in life. They can be short-term or medium-to-long-term. One way to think about a goal is to consider what's important to you and what you would like to accomplish.


Why Does the NDIS Need to Know My Goals?

Your NDIS funding is based on your goals. Your goals will be listed in your NDIS plan, and your funding will help you achieve them. By knowing your goals, the NDIS can link your funding to the services or items you need to achieve them.


Types of Goals: Here are some of the types of goals you can set to make the most of your NDIS plan:

  • Become more independent.

  • Build your skills.

  • Improve your relationships.

  • Improve your health and wellbeing.

  • Increase your participation in the community.

How Can You Set Effective Goals?

To get the most out of your NDIS plan, you should set your goals around what you want to achieve, and think about what services or items you need to access to achieve them. Here are some tips for setting effective NDIS plan goals:

  • Focus on what you want to achieve.

  • Be specific and measurable.

  • Consider what support you need to achieve your goals.

  • Set realistic and achievable goals.

Conclusion:

Setting effective goals is crucial for making the most of your NDIS plan. By knowing what you want to achieve and what support you need to achieve it, you can access the services and items that will help you live your best life possible.


If you would like more information on how Simplified Plan Management can help you with your Plan Management, give us a call at 0491 090 747 or email us at info@simplifiedpm.com.au


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