5 Ways To Spend Your Free Time Without Worrying About Your NDIS Plan
As NDIS plan managers, our goal at Blitzit is to make life on the NDIS easier for you. We streamline the process of setting up, managing and tracking your NDIS plan so you can be free from the hassles of navigating the NDIS — which any participant knows can be a lot to take in.
Your NDIS plan is there to help you gain more free time to pursue the things you love and live the life you envision for yourself.Choosing a team like Blitzit Plan Manager to assume certain responsibilities for you makes being on the NDIS a breeze, and here’s why:
- We are NDIS experts with over 20 years of experience. We know the ins and outs of the NDIS, which means you don’t have to figure out the system on your own.
- We keep you informed and in control. The Blitzit Online Portal lets you track, manage and see the balance of your NDIS budget anytime, anywhere. We also send you monthly statements and information about getting the most out of your plan.
- We ensure fast payments. We make payments to your providers in three to five days, giving you peace of mind that your payables are up to date.
- We’re compliant with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. You can count on us to do things by the book and not take any shortcuts that could jeopardise your support.
- We keep you up to date with NDIS news and information. We stay on top of the latest updates on the NDIS and disability services so we can give you the most accurate advice and information.
(Learn more about how a plan manager can help you get the most out of your life on the NDIS here.)
Once you have an NDIS expert on your side, here are five worthwhile options to consider when it comes to spending all your newfound free time:
1. Learn and try new things.
Always wanted to try playing the piano, learn how to play chess, or master the basics of photography? Having a trusted NDIS team in your corner means you have more time to take up new hobbies or dive into your interests.
With the recent COVID outbreak, learning may have to take place in the safety of home for the meantime. Good thing there are countless ways to enrich your mind and strengthen your skillset online. Click here for ways to keep learning online during the pandemic.
2. Explore the world around you and beyond.
Wouldn’t you rather spend your time navigating the world outside than navigating NDIS red tape? With a plan manager stepping in to streamline the financial tasks of your NDIS plan, you are in a better position to go out, explore, and enjoy amazing experiences.
Whilst the current COVID situation may require foregoing trips or holidays for the time being, exploration and enjoyment can still take place online. Click here for ideas on how to have fun at home during the pandemic.
3. Focus on your health and wellbeing.
For many NDIS participants, improved health and wellbeing are of paramount importance because they set one up for a fuller life physically, mentally and emotionally. With a plan manager like Blitzit taking care of key NDIS administration tasks for you, you get to zero in on your commitment to getting adequate nutrition, exercise and rest.
4. Make connections.
When you’re not agonising over managing your NDIS plan, you’re free to kick back and link up. With social and community participation being a goal for many NDIS participants, more free time means more opportunities to socialise — whether through programs organised by support providers or events put together by your own social groups.
Click here for ideas on how to stay connected whilst COVID restrictions are in place.
5. Enjoy quality time with your loved ones.
Let’s face it — navigating the NDIS can take up a huge amount of your mental and emotional bandwidth. When you leave the financial management tasks in the hands of a professional, you make more space in your life to spend time with and appreciate the people around you who make it worth living.
Ready to enjoy all the benefits a plan manager brings?
Good news: Getting the services of a plan manager will involve absolutely no cost to you. In fact, the NDIA will add extra to your NDIS budget to cover the cost of a plan manager. Learn more important facts about plan management here.
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