Core Supports - Assistance with Daily Life
Updated: Aug 9
This is the first installment in our NDIS Funding Categories series where we discuss what plan categories are available and what they can be used for.
The first 4 blogs in the series will cover our Core Supports.
What are Core Supports?
Core Supports help you with everyday activities, your current disability-related needs and to work towards your goals. Your Core Supports budget is the most flexible, and in most cases you can use your funding across any of the following four support categories. However, there are instances where you do not have flexibility in your funding, particularly for transport funding.
Assistance with Daily Life
Assistance with Social & Community Participation
Part 1 - Assistance with Daily Life
This support category relates to assistance with or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These supports are provided individually to participants and can be provided in a range of environments, including in the participant's home.
Examples of supports that can be funded under this category are:
Support workers to assist with self-care activities or domestic activities
Short & medium-term accommodation
Meal preparation & delivery (if specified in the participant's plan)
Assistance in supporting independent living
Capacity building & training in self-management and plan management
Delivery of disability-related health supports by an enrolled or clinical nurse or by a nurse practitioner
It's important to note that while the above are the most common claims that are made from this funding category, not all participants will require all of the above, it's up to the participant along with their team to determine what supports are reasonable & necessary and what fits within their budget.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07 4334 0002.