What is Plan Management?
Plan Management is funded separately in your NDIS plan when you opt to have your plan Plan Managed. A Plan Management Agency pays your service providers directly and then claims for services through the NDIS Portal. The PMA does not arrange your support but pays your bills for you.
A Plan Manager can be a good way of getting the benefits of self-management, but with someone to assist with the financial side of things. You can continue to pay for your supports and services from registered and non-registered providers based on funded supports.
Gold Coast Community Lifestyle Plan Management Services
As a Plan Manager Gold Coast Community Lifestyles would be able to facilitate the payment for most items that will be funded under your NDIS Plan.
Gold Coast Community Lifestyles finance team hold prime responsibility for paying for your supports and services and claiming from the NDIS.
You access services and your providers send us your invoices.
We claim from the NDIS and pay the providers on your behalf.
If you are required to pay for anything upfront, simply provide us with the receipts and we will reimburse you directly
We send you monthly statements to help track your plan expenditure
“Let not our needs determine our dreams,
but let our dreams determine our needs.”
Colleen F Tomko
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
A planner can help to systematically identify the strengths, gifts and talents of an individual and how to weave these into the support options that will help drive the vision you have for your life.
A good planning process will always be undertaken with the core belief that the person with disability, and the people who love and support them within the family unit, are the primary authorities on the persons vision for their life.
In order to consistently work towards an identified vision or goal everyone in a person’s life needs to be aware of that vision or goal and conscious that all support objectives drive this same idea. A plan not only helps keep everyone on the same page but it ensures that support is always delivered in a way that constantly tries to build skills, capacity and a good life.
A plan will identify your goals one by one, identifying steps both supported and natural that can be taken to move closer towards the achievement of those goals. Funding is then linked to each goal based on the kinds of support required to help achieve it.
The following links give you an idea of what kinds of things can go into a plan as well as what a plan may actually physically look like.
Please contact us directly to get an idea of costs involved with setting up a planning session.