Peer to Peer Advocacy

What is QDN’s NDIS Peer to Peer (P2P) Advocacy Project?

NDIS Peer to Peer Advocacy is a 12 month project that runs from 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019, supporting people with disability around the NDIS including access, pre-planning and planning. Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) has been funded by 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. QDN will provide support with:

  • 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 will work 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.

What support will people get from QDN?

People with disability will be able to get support through phone or face to face, and will include 1:1 support or in a small group session depending on need. The project will give people information, tips, resources and practical support to help with key stages of their NDIS journey.

People can ask for help for just one part of their NDIS journey, or may need support at all stages. People will be matched to someone in the project team, including peer advocates, to assist them with the information or support they need.

The project team includes peer advocates who are able to share their lived experiences to inform a person’s NDIS journey.

QDN will prioritise people currently not connected to a range of social and formal networks and services to assist them in their NDIS process. QDN will also link people into other organsiations such as Local Area Coordinators (LACs), National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), or government departments who are best placed to provide more specific information or assistance.

Who can get support through the NDIS Peer to Peer Advocacy Project?

People with disability who are living in the areas where the NDIS is rolling out from 1 July 2018 through to 30 June 2019 can get support through this project. This includes 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 can also work with people in other areas where the NDIS has rolled out who may be eligible and are still yet to access the scheme via phone or skype to provide information. The project aims 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. The project may also support people who currently get a disability service who need assistance.

How to contact QDN?

You can contact QDN in the following ways:

Phone: 1300 363 783 or 3252 8566

Email: qdn@qdn.org.au

This project is Funded by Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors