What is NDIS?
NDIS: National Disability Insurance Scheme provides funding for services and supports to people with a disability that enables them to live a better daily life, improve skills and achieve their goals.
Types of support budgets
1. Core Supports
- Consumables (e.g. purchasing everyday use items such as continence aids)
- Daily Activities (e.g. assistance with self-care activities during the day or evening)
- Assistance with Social and Community Participation (e.g. supports to enable you to engage in social or recreational activities)
- Transport (e.g. if you are unable to use public transport because of your disability).
2. Capacity Building
- Choice and Control e.g. training in planning and plan management
- Daily Activity e.g. therapy aimed at building your capacity to participate
- Employment e.g. employment related assessment and counselling
- Health and Wellbeing e.g. exercise advice required because of impact of disability
- Home Living e.g. support to obtain/retain appropriate accommodation
- Lifelong Learning e.g. assistance moving from school to further education
- Relationships e.g. positive behavioural support strategies to reduce behaviours of concern
- Social and Community Participation e.g. Individual life skills development and training
3. Capital Support
The Capital Support budget relates to supports such as assistive technology or modifications to your home
- Assistive Technology – includes equipment items for mobility, personal care, communication and recreational inclusion (e.g. wheelchairs or vehicle modifications)
- Home Modifications (e.g. rail in the bathroom).
How to get NDIS funding?
Check your eligibility here: https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible
- Contact NDIA on 1800 800 110 and share details about yourself & your disability
- Arrange a planning meeting with your Local Area Coordinator or NDIS Planner
- Receive services & supports from us to meet your goals