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Planning for the NDIS workshop

  • Stanthorpe Hospital 8 Macgregor Terrace Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380 Australia (map)

The workshop is designed to get participants to think about, and to start recording the goals, hopes and dreams for the future of the person with a disability and how the NDIS may assist to realise those dreams.

Taking part in this workshop will increase your preparedness for the future and readiness for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which will be rolled out in Queensland from 1st July 2016.

  • What is happening in the person’s life now, and what does the NDIS Planner need to know about?
  • Who is in the person’s life now or needs to come on board to assist with planning for the NDIS?
  • What is needed to assist you and the person to stay motivated and strong in the future?
  • How will you pull the information together to present to the NDIS Planner?

We encourage you to start thinking about the     above points prior to the workshop.


Date : Thursday 9 June
Time: 9.00am-12md
Venue: Community Health Conference Room, Stanthorpe Hospital

RSVP: 6 June.

Contact Granite Belt Support Services reception to register : Phone 46813020

Frequently Asked Questions                                     

What is the aim of this workshop?                           

The aim is to provide information to Carers about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), how to be ready for it and what it will mean to people with a disability and their Parents or Carers when it commences in Queensland.

Why should I attend this workshop?

Information is always being updated about the NDIS.  By attending this workshop you will have access to the most up to date information that is available. 

What is the focus of this workshop?

The Lifestyle Plan is a living document that can be updated as things change in the person’s life. It is a valuable document that enables others to get an insight into the person’s life, their gifts, strengths and abilities. This will assist in identifying supports that are necessary to ensure that the person has the best possible opportunity to live the life they choose.

What benefit will the community gain from the NDIS?

The long-term benefits of the NDIS are estimated to exceed its costs, adding around 1 per cent to gross domestic product and saving $20 billion per year by 2035 (from NDIA Annual Report Oct 2014)

Will the NDIA have run out of money before the NDIS gets to Queensland?

In December 2012 the Qld Government announced that it is investing an additional $868 million in disability services to help prepare for the NDIS roll-out in Qld.  The NDIA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.  In 2019-20, an extra $197 million will be allocated to Qld as its share of the funds raised from the 0.5% increase in the Medicare Levy.  This will allow Qld to meet its estimated share of the NDIS cost.

I have already participated in planning, does that mean I am ready for the NDIS?

The needs and goals of people with a disability rarely remain the same over long periods of time.  Plans for the future need to be living, changing, growing documents that are able to be used by other people who may be making decisions about the person’s health and safety in the future. 

How does what I learn at the workshop relate to the NDIS workbook?

By completing the Parent to Parent workbook provided you will gather the necessary information and create a ‘draft’ of the information required to fill in the NDIS workbook.  We recommend that you complete the final version of the NDIS workbook when the NDIS gets closer.    The Parent to Parent workbook can be taken to the meeting with the Planner as evidence of the thinking and planning work that you have undertaken.  This gives weight to your application.

What other support is available?

If you would like to discuss any of the topics further or would like to speak to someone at a later date please mention this to the Presenter or phone the Parent to Parent office
Freecall 1800 777 723 or Ph: (07) 5472 7072.


This workshop is an NDIS Participant Readiness activity funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

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Planning for the NDIS Workshop