Peer to Peer Advocacy
What is QDN’s NDIS Peer to Peer (P2P) Advocacy Project?
NDIS Peer to Peer Advocacy was a 12 month project delivered from 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019, supporting over 1300 people with disability around the NDIS including access, pre-planning and planning. Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) received funding from the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors to work with people with disability (and their supporters) who live in the roll out areas for the final year of transition to the NDIS. his included areas in the South East corner of Queensland including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan and Redlands, Moreton Bay, Fraser Coast and Sunshine Coast Local Government Areas (LGAs).
QDN provided a range of support that included:
- Making an access request to the NDIS;
- Knowing what paperwork is needed for the access request including information from General Practitioners or allied health professionals;
- Getting ready for the NDIS planning meeting; and
- Having a peer advocate support them at their NDIS planning meeting.
QDN’s NDIS Peer to Peer Advocacy Project worked with people with disability who may not have access to the help they need from other services or informal supports to move through the steps of the NDIS journey.
Click here to watch a video to learn more about the Peer to Peer Advocacy Project.
Support provided by QDN
People with disability accessed a range of support through this project that included 1:1 support or in a small group session depending on need to give people information, tips, resources and practical support to help with key stages of their NDIS journey.
The project team included peer advocates who were to share their lived experiences to inform a person’s NDIS journey.
The project aimed to help people with disability without funded disability services or where people may not have social supports in their life to complete the NDIS access pathway and participate actively in their NDIS planning meeting. This project was Funded by Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
How to contact QDN?
You can contact QDN in the following ways: