NDIS Plan Management
Meet your local representative for NDIS Plan Management
Your local NDIS Plan Management Albany region representative is Debbie Blanchette. Deb holds a Cert I & II in Health and Wellness Coaching.
Debbie has 25+ years experience working in the disability sector, including more recently with the NDIS . Her primary focus is on ensuring individuals have full choice and control in all aspects of their life, and in making the NDIS plan management process as simple as possible.
About the NDIS in Albany WA
Western Australia's City of Albany has a population of around 37,500. Situated on the coast, Albany is approximately 420km south-east of Perth. It is proudly known to be one of the oldest settlements in WA. Local industry includes timber, agriculture, and, with Albany’s beautiful natural wonders, tourism.
The NDIS rolled out in Albany and the surrounding areas from the 1st July 2019. NDIS partners in the Great Southern Region of WA cover a wide area including the City of Albany, and the shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet and Woodanilling.
Local NDIS Contacts
Local Area Coordinator
108 Stirling Terrace
Visit APM Website
Ph: 1300 276 522
Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) – Wansley Family Services are the ECEI partners in the Great Southern region. ECEI partners are appointed by the NDIA to assist families understand the NDIS and offer independent advice on providers of support most suited to their needs.
26 Prior St
Ph: (08) 9843 0077
Other Local Recommended Contacts
Individual Disability Advocacy Service (IDAS) are based in Albany and provide a free and confidential advocacy service for people with disabilities, their family members and carers. IDAS also assist people with disabilities to self advocate.
125 Grey Street West
Ph: (08) 9842 8566 Freecall: 1800 60 60 60
Carers WA offer a range of services, advocacy and support for families in the local region.
Albany Carer Centre
Ph: 1300 227 377 | Mob: 0400 840 611
NDIS Providers in the Albany Region
In the Great Southern region of WA there is a good mix of NDIS registered and non-registered providers offering a full range of services. Along with a growing need for specialist services in the region there are a number of new providers moving into the area providing greater choice. Your local NDIS plan management Albany representative Debbie has formed many important links with local providers in and around the region, many of whom can be found by doing an ‘Albany’ search via our Plan Managed portal.
Working with Local Area Coordinators & other key contacts in the Albany Region
We fully understand that working collaboratively within the local area is in the best interest of our NDIS plan management clients. This includes forging great working relationships with our Local Area Coordinators, Support Coordinators, NDIA planners and the many small and large service providers. These partnerships have successfully been formed better-assisting families and individuals navigate within the NDIS, with many success stories to report only goes to prove that excellent working relationships are paramount in assisting NDIS participants to discover their own path.
The LAC’s have been, and still are, a great resource for families and individuals. The LAC’s are extremely approachable and with their vast knowledge they are able to assist with any queries surrounding the NDIS. On request, the LAC’s also provide the opportunity for an implementation meeting to assist a person to get started with utilizing their NDIS plan.
NDIS support for those living in remote areas
2020 has seen considerable advancement in Telehealth within the home. This type of E-health has now expanded into the area of therapy consultations such as Occupational Therapy, Counselling, Speech Therapy, etc. which is especially useful for families living more remotely. This is a positive advancement in reaching more individuals who would otherwise miss out on these type of therapeutic interventions and for younger people who are fully attuned to this type of communication.
Our local NDIS Plan Management representatives understand your local area
because they live and work there.
They’ll work with you to manage the financial aspects of your NDIS plan with ease.
You’re free to choose your providers, we make sure they are paid quickly.
We’re here to help you every step of the way.
How We Help
Your local Capital Guardians representative will:
Be your dedicated NDIS plan management contact
Who understands your needs and how you can access local community supports.
Using world class technology for seamless plan management, on any device.
To service providers of your choice – whether NDIS registered or not.
To ensure your NDIS funding is well allocated and doesn’t run out!
Paying them daily on your behalf.
To be plan managed, you must have ‘Improved Life Choices’ included in your NDIS plan, which covers all plan management fees so there is no cost to you. If you have an upcoming planning meeting or review, be sure to request Improved Life Choices is included in your plan. If you have a current plan that does not have Improved Life Choices included, you can request a review of your NDIS plan to have plan management included.
Yes! You can change plan managers any time. If you intend to transfer over to us during the dates of your current plan, you will need to two things: 1. Contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110 to advise them 2. Request your current/previous plan manager cancels their service booking and reduce their available funds to zero
No cost. Being plan managed means no out of pocket costs to you. When you request Improved Life Choices be included in your plan, the NDIA will cover all plan management fees. This includes the initial set up cost (per plan) as we support your transition to plan management, as well as our flat rate monthly fees.