Looking for the best NDIS plan management in Brisbane?

July 21, 2020

NDIS plan manager in Brisbane

Looking for the best NDIS plan management provider in Brisbane?

If you’ve got funding for Improved Life Choices in your NDIS plan, that means you’re eligible to access plan management with no out of pocket costs.

NDIS plan management is the ideal choice for those looking for more control over their plan funds and chosen disability support providers. But, how do you choose an NDIS plan manager in Brisbane?

There are many providers in Brisbane, ranging from small, local operators to nation-wide businesses that you can choose from for your NDIS plan management.

With each option comes a different level of service. There will many NDIS plan managers in Brisbane so don’t stress if you have not found the right partner just yet.

First things first…

If you’ve made it here, chances are you’re already started doing research and are trying to find your first NDIS plan manager in Brisbane. Or perhaps you’re considering a switch from your current plan manager and are looking for a better experience with your next provider.

Either way, you’ve come to the right place!

Undertaking research is an important first step on your journey to being plan managed. When scouring the internet for options in your area, make sure you consider the following factors.

  • What aspects are important to you? Perhaps you can’t travel far and need someone local to your home. Or you really want someone who shares similar interests and hobbies so you can create a genuine connection?
  • How do they manage your plan funds? Many plan managers in Brisbane utilise technology, such as mobile apps and online portals, to track your suppliers’ invoices and your budget. Are you comfortable using technology or do you need support with this aspect?
  • Do you want to be the main decision maker? Often the role of a plan manager is to make decisions alongside you, not for you. As each plan may be managed differently, it’s best to consider how much control you want over day-to-day decisions.
  • What service providers do you want to deliver your supports? The benefit of working with a plan manager is that you can access service providers that are not NDIS registered. But are you happy to work with these providers or do you want to have your supports delivered by registered providers only?

If this is your first time accessing NDIS plan management, you may be unsure about your preferences and options. To get a better understanding of NDIS plan management in Brisbane, give the team at Disability Plan Services a call on 1800 312 870 or email info@disabilityplanservices.com.au.

The stuff that matters

After you’ve decided on the factors are important to you and how you’d like your plan funds to be managed, the next step is finding out if your chosen Brisbane NDIS plan manager is a good fit for you.

Just because a plan manager may tick some boxes for you and may be close to where you live, you may still find that you don’t get along with them well or the way they run their business doesn’t align with your values.

When you begin working with your chosen Brisbane plan manager, consider the following:

  • Do you always meet with the same plan manager? If your chosen agency has a high staff turnover or people seem to come and go, this may cause issues down the track.
  • What is the atmosphere like? Are the team members within the agency friendly with each other or do they seem distant? This will be a good indication of the culture of the business.
  • Do they have lived experiences with disability? Does your plan manager understand what it’s like to care for someone with a disability? Having this experience will greatly help in their understanding of your needs.
  • Can they offer you additional supports? Is NDIS plan management their only service or can they also help prepare you for plan reviews, connect you with service providers and assist with managing complex situations?
  • What does the community say about them? Brisbane NDIS plan managers often work closely with other service providers within the community so it’s highly likely that you’ll be able to find feedback from others about their services.

At the end of the day, only you will know when you’ve found the most suitable Brisbane NDIS plan manager for you. And the more prepared and educated you are, the better your chances are of making the right choice!

The team at Disability Plan Services are registered NDIS plan managers who always put your needs first. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people living with disability by providing more choice and control over the supports they need.

Our caring and qualified team are experienced in the NDIS and know how to help participants make the most of their funding. Get in touch with us today.