Is there a shortage of NDIS services available in your area? A Coordinated Funding Proposal (CFP) may be the answer.
CFPs were introduced by the NDIA to allow participants and communities greater choice and control when accessing disability support services.
The idea is that it should provide greater value and access to supports by allowing groups to pool their NDIS funding to purchase supports from a shared provider. You can use a CFP when the supports you want are not available locally, are too expensive, or are not good quality. A CFP can help to access NDIS services in remote areas.
A CFP can help to:
- attract specialist providers to your community,
- offer better NDIS value for money, by sharing costs with others, such as provider travel and accommodation and
- strengthen your buying power when purchasing NDIS supports.
How does a CFP work?
To use a CFP, you need to:
- Find a group of people with similar support needs and form a group. For example, you could link in with other people who require an Allied Health Provider and attract a provider for (say) monthly visits to the area. You can have as many people as you like in the group.
- Once supports are agreed on within the group, you will need to find quotes, choose a provider, and complete a service agreement for each person in the group. This way supports don’t end if an individual no longer requires that support.
- Once supports are in place, you should monitor to make sure everyone is receiving the supports.
Can I Get More Help to Setup a Coordinated Funding Proposal?
LifeFul can provide more information, answer any questions, and provide direct support to help you investigate how a CFP can work for you. Our team is very experienced and has current knowledge of all the supports you need.
Contact your LifeFul Support Coordinator and/or Plan Manager on 1800 LIFEFUL to find out how we can help. You can also contact us here.