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When you care for a person with a disability, the question of what will happen when you die or can no longer provide care can be a source of anxiety and confusion.

CarerPlan helps carers make a plan for the future and understand the complex issues involved in the ongoing care of their dependant.

CarerPlan workshops

  • workshops are run over two days in the child-friendly hours of 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • weekends/evenings are also available
  • individual support is provided to make sure each participant has the opportunity to develop their own plan
  • workshops contextualised depending on the backgrounds of the participants.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • Why do I need a plan?
  • How will the NDIS affect me?
  • Wills and trusts – testamentary and special disability trusts.
  • What is the difference between an executor and a trustee?
  • Will I have a choice as to who will look after my child? What if this happens tomorrow?
  • Will my carer substitute needs training, advice, support?
  • What if they spend the money/super/insurance payout?
  • What is an administrator and what do they do?
  • What is the Office of the Public Advocate and what role do they play?
  • If my child is managed by the State in my absence, what does that look like?
  • If my affairs are managed by State Trustees what does that look like?
  • What are the market options for Trustees and what is the breadth and limitations of their offerings?
  • Tax planning/structuring for disability
  • Advocacy – what is it, how and when would I use an advocate and where would I find one?
  • Who will represent the interests of my child if my preferred carer is non-performing?
  • Will my nominated carer substitute receive the carer allowance? Will they receive respite?
  • What are the accommodation options for my child, now and when I am no longer able to care? What does the market provide?
  • What does the Government or agencies provide?

To find out more about CarerPlan contact us