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Carers Australia – The emotional & practical considerations for succession planning & the NDIS

Planning for a time when you are no longer able to be a primary carer can be an emotional and stressful experience. However, starting the conversation about when you are no longer there to support the person you care for can provide both of you with peace of mind.

To assist, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can provide additional support staff within an NDIS plan to support family wellbeing. By submitting a Carers Statement at the planning meeting, you can highlight the personal impact of your caring role. For example, you may wish to return to work or study, take a holiday, go travelling or disclose an illness, all of which would reduce your capacity to continue caring.

Read more –  Carers Australia