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What is Self-Management? (And Some of the Benefits)

Self-management refers to managing your own NDIS funding. Unlike using a plan manager, it offers you lots of flexibility, so you can choose how best to meet your plan goals.

While self-managing may seem daunting, using the right tool can make life much easier. And give you back control.

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With the right tools, self management doesn't have to be difficult.

Benefits of self-management

There are lots of benefits to self-management, including:

Control - you get to decide how to spend your plan’s budget to best meet your or your loved one’s needs. You can also negotiate the best price with providers, so you’re making the most of your budget.

Choice - you get to select what’s in your care plan, including who you seek to support you and how services are delivered. This gives you plenty of flexibility to find service providers that best meet your needs.

Power - you can employ staff directly, getting the best people to suit your or your loved one’s needs.

Not sure if it’s right for you?

If you’re considering self-managing, here are some questions to consider to help you decide if it’s right for you:

  • Are you comfortable dealing with providers directly to establish care agreements?

  • Do you want to be responsible for purchasing support linked to your NDIS plan goals?

  • Do you understand how to meet obligations as an employer if you employ staff directly?

  • Are you comfortable keeping track of invoices and receipts?

  • Are you willing to record how you’ve used your funds to submit your plan review?

  • Do you feel confident making payment requests and organising payments?

Support is available even if you’re not 100% comfortable with all these questions.

At Ability8, our easy-to-use app stores all your information in one place. We also offer training and support to get you started.

Ability8 is here to help

At Ability8, we built our app to help people self-manage their disability care. Based on years of experience as parents of a daughter with a disability, we created our app to make NDIS self-management simple.

We offer three plan types to meet a variety of needs. And each plan provides a 30-day free trial period. So get started today to see for yourself how Ability8 can help you.

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