Peer to Peer Project and the NDIS
"Being able to speak with someone directly and have them address my current concerns, and then be provided with clarity as to what I need to prepare along the way, resulted in a much deeper understanding of the NDIS process.” Carer, VIC
Being connected with another parent or carer who has already supported the person they care for transition across to the NDIS can provide you with the opportunity to learn through shared experiences and, build knowledge and capacity amongst each other with regards to the NDIS.
Carers Australia can link parents and carers - who are either in the planning phase of transitioning to the NDIS, or preparing for an NDIS plan review, with a registered Peer Partner. Peer Partners are parents and unpaid carers that have already been through the NDIS process and, have undertaken induction by Carers Australia project staff, so they can better support you through sharing their experience and providing hints and tips.
The Peer Support Network is a free and anonymous online platform that facilitates supportive conversations about the National Disability Insurance Scheme between carers. You can visit it here: https://peersupportnetwork.com.au/
If you would like to speak with us about the Peer Support Network please call (02) 6122 9900