About the NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The NDIS is a new government funding model that provides people with disability the opportunity to say what they need and who will provide it. It encompasses all elements of their life, such as everyday living, sport, work and education.

The NDIS is a person-centred approach meaning you have a say as to what resources, products and services you need.

You make the plan, discuss it with a NDIS planner and then this plan with your allocated budget is approved. 

The NDIS website also has lots of valuable information. Here are some important links to help you get started:

 

How to add a bike, equipment and / or modified equipment to your NDIS plan

Once you have registered with the NDIS, you will need to start thinking about your plan – for example gathering information on what you want to achieve, and what sort of supports would you like. After your plan is agreed with the NDIS you can choose the providers of your services.

Step 1. Think about what you need

What do you enjoy doing?

What equipment do you need for sport, work or play?
What supports do you need for everyday activities?
Will you need assistance from Solve to meet your needs?

Solve’s specialised Occupational Therapist staff can provide you with advice on finding the right piece of equipment for your needs. If nothing is available, then Solve’s volunteer technicians can design, build and/or modify an existing piece of equipment to suit your individual needs.

Step 2. Write your goals

Your goals will cover things you want to fund through your plan, so always ensure that your goals cover a broad range of life, work and play areas. Such as ‘I will participate in social activities’.  By keeping your goals broad, you will improve your chance of things you need being funded.


Step 3. Add the item to your plan
Once you know what type of equipment modifications are required then add the item to your plan.

Solve can supply a quote prior to your conversation with the NDIS planner or after. Most importantly we ask that you add 5 hours of Occupational Therapist time to your Capacity Building (CB) Daily Activity section to allow plenty of time for our specialised staff to find, design, modify and evaluate the final product so it is perfect for the individual. Why 5 hours? There are elements of the unknown when customising specific equipment or a bike for a person with a disability, which is why we recommend allocating 5 hours of Occupational Therapy time.

 

For detailed information about how to include Solve's Assistive Technology or Freedom Wheels bicycles into your NDIS plan and obtain funding approval by the NDIA planners, download our 

Information pack for people living with a disability, their parents, carers, advocates, clinicians and NDIS service providers. 

 

For any other help, support or advice regarding your plan, please call Solve on 1300 663 243