NDIS Core Supports Explained

Understanding the Core Supports available to you through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be tricky. NDIS base their approach to funding on goals, therefore the services available to you or your loved one will vary depending on what you need to achieve.

What are NDIS Core Supports?

Core Supports are put in place to assist with everyday activities. They are the main support category that helps you to access and participate within your community. NDIS Core Supports are flexible, meaning you can use your funding across any of the support items and services within your Core budget.

Core Supports fit into four categories, including, assistance with daily life, consumables, assistance with social community participation, and transport.

Assistance with Daily Life

Assistance with Daily Life is designed to empower you to live your life as independently as possible. It can assist in covering the cost of hiring someone to support you with activities such as personal care or other domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Core Supports are not restricted to at-home support, there is access available for support in the community for social and work reasons, during school, TAFE, or university, or even while on holiday.


Consumables can assist with the purchase of everyday items including assistive products for safety and personal care, low-cost Assistive Technology (AT), interpreting and translation education or services, and other innovative supports.

Assistance with Social and Community Participation

Assistance with social and community participation supports you to engage in social or recreational activities and become more involved in the local community.  You can receive support in various settings, such as sporting, art classes, school, university, TAFE, or other educational facilities.


Transport funding helps you travel to work or other places that will help you achieve the goals in your plan such as specialised schooling or education programs, reaching your place of employment, going to university or TAFE, and participating in other community or recreational activities.

What Core Supports will I receive?

Your Core Supports help you with everyday activities, your current disability related needs and support you towards reaching your goals. At Nextt, we offer a variety of services that assist you to develop meaningful skills that will help you live as independently as possible and increase your participation in everyday life.

We have also introduced Nextt Indie, which is a platform that provides the tools needed to capture your goals and measure your progress in meeting them. Allowing to improve the effectiveness in the NDIS Core Supports that we provide.

To learn more about NDIS Core Supports  at Nextt, contact us on 1300 369 568.