Welcome to the Self-Managed Supports website which provides practical information about self-managing your (or your family member’s) supports under a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan.
Its focus is on people living with disability who self-manage and people who want to work for them. It contains useful information for people considering self-management and directly employing their workers and people who are considering working in these arrangements.
Self-management is an arrangement where participants receive all or part of their NDIS funding and they manage the payments for supports. Participants have choice and control over who provides their supports and can choose workers to assist them experience their lifestyle of choice.
A participant who self-manages (or a family member) can take responsibility for all aspects of administering the package themselves or pay an intermediary to undertake one or more of the functions on their behalf.
Self managing your NDIS plan gives you choice and control over the supports and services you purchase to help you achieve your goals.
The About tab tells you more information about the Workforce Innovation through Self-Managed Supports project.
The Stories tab contains videos clips about various aspects of the workforce arrangements of people who self-manage a NDIS or state-based funding support package and the support workers who work for them.
The Report tab contains the project research report. The report represents a browsable body-of-knowledge on how self-managed support arrangements can include ‘innovative’ workforce solutions.
The Tips and Traps tab has lots of information for people considering self-management or working for someone who self manages. This includes tips on things like recruitment, interviewing, training, team building, giving and receiving feedback and employer/worker relationships. You can also share your tips with us.