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Workshops provide valuable insight to WA peers

Shedding light on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and sharing people’s journeys through the NDIS planning process, were a few topics that the Peer-to-Peer Networks WA project team heard on their recent Lower South-West road trip. 

Other topics discussed included what reasonable and necessary supports mean to people, and the benefits of having peer networks.

The team delivered its Getting to Grips with the NDIS workshop in Manjimup, Margaret River, Busselton and Albany to people who wanted to know more about the NDIS roll-out in Western Australia.

The sessions were held in an informal setting and kept interactive so people could fully take part and learn more about the Peer-to-Peer Networks WA project.

The number of people who attended the workshops ranged from 10 to 42, and some topics discussed included:

  • what people think of the NDIS and what it brings to people with disability and their families
  • the interface between the NDIS and mainstream services such as health, education and housing
  • the NDIS journey and changes along the way for some WA participants
  • the importance of pre-planning, goals, funding categories, reasonable and necessary supports
  • mobility allowance, handy tips and other stories.

Participants gave positive feedback about the workshops, saying these provided valuable information on the NDIS, and the facilitators had clearly and succinctly delivered content that was interesting, particularly with the real-life examples.

Pictured below are two participants who took part in one of the Getting to Grips with the NDIS workshops.