The NDIS is a goals based approach to funding and supports
At Ability Options we are excited that you will be able to put your plan into action and have the choice and control to live the life you want.
Support purpose in the NDIS
The NDIS provides funding to participants to purchase a range of supports aimed at increasing their independence, inclusion, social and economic participation. This funding model is designed to be flexible and to allow service innovation. The supports delivered will be chosen, and paid for, by individual participants. The range of supports funded by the NDIS will expand over time. In the NDIS system, supports for participants fall into three Support Purpose categories: CORE, CAPITAL and CAPACITY building.
NDIS Outcome Domains
The NDIS Outcomes Framework has been developed to measure goal attainment for individual participants and overall performance of the Scheme. There are eight Outcome Domain’s in the framework. These Domains help participants think about goals in different life areas and assist planners to explore where supports in these areas already exist and where further supports are required.
The NDIA Price Guide is arranged into 15 categories that align to the purpose of the funded supports and the NDIS Outcomes Framework.
For your benefit we have broken down the 15 support categories as per the table below:
Support Purpose Outcome Domain NDIS Support Categories What does it mean for you?
A support that enables a participant to complete activities of daily living and enables them to work towards their goals and meet their objectives
DAILY LIVING 1. Assistance with daily life Household decision making, personal care and domestic tasks Assistance with household tasks, Meals on Wheels preparation and delivery of meals, assistance with and/or supervising tasks of daily life in independent living or shared living environment, Short term Accommodation and Assistance (e.g. Respite care).
2. Transport Transport, specialised transport to school education program, employment , community. Travel enables participants to access the community for educational, recreational and vocational purposes. Participants receive funds fortnightly in advance to pay for services of their choice.
3. Consumables Consumables are a support category available to assist participants with purchasing everyday items. Supports such as interpreting, translating, continence and home enteral nutrition (HEN) products are included in this category.
4. Assistive technology Assistive equipment for recreation, assistive products for household tasks, assistive products for personal care and safety. Vehicle modifications including the installation or changes. Equipment in a vehicle to enable a participant to travel safely as a passenger or to drive.
SOCIAL & COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION 5. Assistance with social and community participation Tuition fees, art classes, sports coaching and similar activities that build skills and independence. Camps, classes and vacation activities that have capacity building, mentoring or peer support and individual skill development.
An investment, such as assistive technologies, equipment and home or vehicle modifications, funding for capital costs (e.g. to pay for Specialist Disability Accommodation).
HOME 6. Home modifications Stair climber, certification or approval of home modifications, elevator-home, grab rails, modification to bathroom, toilet, laundry, kitchen, structural work, modification project manager or building certifier.
A support that enables a participant to build their independence and skills.
CHOICE & CONTROL 7. Coordination of supports Support connection, coordination of supports, specialist coordination. Assistance to strengthen participant’s ability to connect with informal, mainstream and funded supports, and to increase capacity to maintain support relationships. Resolve service delivery issues and points of crisis.
HOME 8. Improved living arrangements Group homes, large residential settings, drop in support, individual accommodation support package, outreach program, disability housing and support initiative (DHASI). Assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations, individual skill development and training.
SOCIAL & COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION 9. Increased social and community participation Recreation, peer support, community participation, life choices, active ageing, community access programs, vacation care, Out of School Hours Care (OOSH), weekend programs, flexible respite, centre based respite, group fitness for people with disability.
WORK 10. Find and keep a job Transition to employment, transition to work. Work skills, workability, individual employments support, employment preparation, assistance in employment (ADE).
RELATIONSHIPS 11. Improved relationships Intensive behaviour intervention, development and monitoring of management plan. Positive behaviour management strategies, individualised social skills development.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING 12. Improved health and wellbeing Exercise physiology, personal training, dietician consultation and plan development.
LIFELONG LEARNING 13. Improved learning Transition through school and to further education.
CHOICE & CONTROL 14. Improved life choices Financial intermediary- setup costs, training in planning and plan management building financial skills, organisational skills, and enhancing the participant’s ability to direct their supports and/or develop self-management capabilities.
DAILY LIVING 15. Improved daily living Assessment, training, development and/or therapy to assist in the development of, or increase in skills for independence and community participation and therapeutic supports.