As a person with disability, or a parent or carer of a child with disability, it can be tricky to understand what support is available to you through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS takes a goal-based approach to funding and services, meaning the services available to you or your loved one will vary depending what you need help to achieve.
Of the 15 support categories of the NDIS, the NDIS Core Supports consists of four funding categories that help you or your loved one develop foundational life skills, which help you with daily activities and community participation.
Here’s what the four NDIS core support categories aim to help you or your loved one achieve.
1. Assistance with daily life
The first of the NDIS core supports, Assistance with daily life aims to empower people with disability to make household decisions, look after their personal care and complete other domestic tasks, including cooking and cleaning.
2. Accessing transport
The ‘Transport’ category of the NDIS core supports helps cover transport costs associated with specialised schooling or education programs, reaching your place of employment or participating in other community or recreational activities.
3. Accessing consumables
Consumables is a support category that helps cover the cost of everyday items and services, including interpreting and translating services, as well as help with continence and home enteral nutrition.
4. Assistance with social and community participation
The forth NDIS core supports category, Assistance with social and community participation covers activities or courses that help participants socialise and connect with others. These could include art classes, sports coaching and vacation camps that have capacity building, mentoring, peer support or individual skill development components.
At Nextt, we have a range of services available that help participants build these foundational skills and are covered by the NDIS. Our Nextt Steps Program helps young people who are between 6 – 25 years old develop functional and meaningful skills to increase participation in everyday life. We can help you or your child build self-care, meal preparation and social communication skills – and so much more – from the comfort of your own home.
Get in touch with us today to learn how we might be able to help.
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