4 TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING A DISABILITY SUPPORT PROVIDER

Unsure how to find the right service providers for your NDIS plan? You’re not alone. Many people are unclear on where to find and recruit the right organisations or individuals to support their goals. Here are some ideas for uncovering the right service for you…

1.     Research first

The NDIS gives you control over your supports and lots of choice, so it’s important to do your homework first. Research different organisations and individuals online and ask around your local community for recommendations for providers in your area; for example, ask your GP for good physio clinics or speech therapists, or enquire with your local council for suitable disability transport providers or community engagement programs. You can also call providers and ask them any questions about their services. If you’re looking to improve your health and nutrition, give us a call on 1300 448 100.

2.     Make sure they’re qualified

Looking for a dietitian or new OT? Want to find a disability driving instructor or need support at mealtimes? You’ll need to choose an NDIS registered provider, who have the right qualifications and experience and can provide a high quality of support. Find a list NDIS registered service providers here.

3.     Know what you want and ask questions

So, you’ve found some potential service providers. Good work! Now’s the time to be clear and upfront about what you want and expect from their service and make enquires about what they offer.  You may find that you are eligible for supports in areas you didn’t even know about! For example, at Hit 100 we find many people had no idea a dietitian or meal preparation could be funded under NDIS.

4.     Try new things – be adventurous and branch out!

It can be easy to stick to what you know when faced with choosing service providers, but the opportunity to try something new can be rewarding and set you on a new path; whether that’s rock climbing in the bush, learning how to cook a delicious healthy meal with a Hit 100 dietitian or even starting a new job.