The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life. The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.
The NDIS helps people with disability to:
- Access mainstream services and supports
- Access community services and supports
- Maintain informal support arrangements
- Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports
The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.
What can be funded in your NDIS Plan?
- Personal support (self-care, overnight support, supported independent living)
- Assistance with social & community participation
- Assistance with household tasks (maintain home environment e.g. cleaner, gardener)
- Consumables (incontinence aids, enteral feeding products)
- Assistive Technology products (equipment and maintenance)
- Other capital items as negotiated
Capacity Building Supports
- Improved living arrangements
- Increased social and community participation (innovative, increased skill and independence)
- School leaver employment supports
- Improved relationships
- Improved health & well-being
- Improved learning
- Improved life choices
- Improved daily living
- Co-ordination of Support (Support Connection, Co-ordination of Supports, Specialist Support Co-ordination)