The start of a New Year is traditionally a time when people make resolutions about improving their lives, and what they want to achieve in the coming 12 months.

And for those on an NDIS plan, the New Year is an opportunity to re-evaluate your needs and goals for 2022.

At LiveBig, we are not only a service provider but also a partner which can support you to identify and achieve your goals through our allied health services.


Why are goals important?

Goals are important for you, and for those who are supporting you, so everyone understands what it is you want to achieve.

The NDIS website explains that goals are your personal desires about what you’d like to do. While your NDIS funding may not directly fund your goals, it could certainly fund the supports and services you require to overcome any barriers in the way of your goals.

The NDIS planning booklet can support you to set out your goals.

From time to time, you may need to evaluate and assess your goals – and what it is that can support you achieve them. New Year is the perfect opportunity.


What goals could you set for 2022?

Goals can be short term (12 months to 2 years), medium term (2 to 3 years) and long term (3 years or more).

Your goals might be to:

  • Find and keep a job
  • Live more independently
  • Be social and do more recreation
  • Learn to drive
  • Learn something new

Whatever your goals, at LiveBig we support you break them down into smaller milestones and determine what supports and services you need to achieve them.


What services can support you to achieve your goals?

  • Occupational Therapy – Support to manage everyday tasks and the activities of daily living, particularly for those with a disability or recovering after injury and who are seeking more independence or are looking for work.
  • Physiotherapy – Supporting those with physical conditions affecting their motor skills to improve their mobility or develop fine and gross motor skills to be able to live independently or be more active, or improve their quality of life.
  • Psychology – Supporting you with mental health or intellectual disability to achieve your goals, especially in finding work or living independently, and enjoying more social activities.
  • Exercise Physiology – Support for medical conditions to improve your physical movements, weight and overall health
  • Speech Pathology – Support to manage diagnosed communication or swallowing difficulties associated with your disability or illness, which in turn can support people to live more independently and manage their own lives.
  • Behaviour Support – Supporting you to manage behaviours to improve your wellbeing and relationships with others.
  • Finding and Keeping a Job – Support and strategies to support you find, and maintain, worthwhile employment that is right for you and your needs.
  • Counselling – To support your personal and emotional growth and support you on the path to identifying and achieving your goals.

If you need support setting out your goals, or finding the right services, contact us at LiveBig.