NDIS Purposes

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Core Support

A support that enables a participant to complete activities of daily living and enables them to work towards their goals and meet their objectives.

Social and Community Participation (1.04)

Assisting with and/or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as independently as possible. These supports are provided individually to participants and can be provided in a range of environments, including but not limited to, the participant’s own home.

Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities
Provision of supports to enable a participant to engage in community/social or recreational activities within the community.

Group based community, social and recreational activities
Provision of support to enable a participant to engage in community, social and recreational activities in a group.

Group based activities in a Centre
Social and recreational activities in a centre based program

Daily Living (1.01)

Assisting with and/or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as independently as possible. These supports are provided individually to participants and can be provided in a range of environments, including but not limited to, the participant’s own home.

Assistance with household tasks
This includes the provision of supports to enable the participant to maintain their home environment. This may involve undertaking essential household tasks that the participant is not able to undertake.

 

Capacity Support

A range of supports that enable a participant to build their independence and skills and help participants choose supports that will help them in achieving their goals.

Increased Social and Community Participation (3.09)

Participation in skills based learning to develop independence in accessing community.

Life transition planning including mentoring, peer support and individual skill development.    Description:  establishing volunteer assistance within the participant’s home or community to develop skills. For instance, assistance in attending appointments, shopping, bill paying, taking part in social activities and maintaining contact with others.

Skills development in a group.   Description: training for the participant in a group of 2 or more to increase their independence in daily personal activities.

Individual Skills development and training. Description: individual life skills development and training including public transport training and support, developing skills for community, social and recreational participation.

Improved Relationships (3.11)

Specialised assessment where the participant may have complex or unclear needs or requires long term and/or intensive supports to address behaviours of concern.

Specialist behavioural intervention support.  Description: highly specialised intensive support interventions to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviours of concern. Development of behaviour support plans that temporarily use restrictive practices, with intention to minimise use of these practices. 

Behaviour management plan, training in behaviour management strategies. Description: training for carers and others in behaviour management strategies requires due to the persons disability

Individual social skills development. Description: social skills development with an individual, for participation in community and social activities.

Improved Living Arrangements (3.08)

Support is provided to guide, prompt, or undertake activities to ensure the participant obtains/retains appropriate accommodation.

Support Coordination (3.07)

Assistance to strengthen participant’s abilities to connect to and coordinate informal, mainstream and funded supports in a complex service delivery environment. This includes resolving points of crisis, developing capacity and resilience in a participant's network and coordinating supports from a range of sources.

Specialist Support Coordination

The provision of Support Coordination within a specialist framework necessitated by specific high level risks in the participant’s situation. This support is time limited and focuses on addressing barriers and reducing complexity in the support environment, while assisting the participant to connect with supports and build capacity and resilience. It may also involve development of an intervention plan which will be put in place by disability support workers.