Frequently Asked Questions - Daily Living
If one is an NDIS participant and has received approval for the support category ‘improved daily living’ in your NDIS plan, you are eligible for the below-mentioned supports. The sole purpose of these is to let you attain the goal as specified in your design.
These support types can be:
- Informal supports like family and friends
- Services and community groups
- NDIS funded supports
These reasonable and essential supports funded by NDIS, benefit the participants in:
- Following the goals, objectives, and inclinations
- Towards greater independence
- Develop social and economic participation and
- Boost their capacity in active community participation
Any support to qualify as reasonable and necessary, it should meet the following norms:
- Should be associated with the disability of the participant
- Those living costs will not be included that are not associated with the disability support needs of the participant.
- Should be worth the financial aspect involved
- Should contribute to the productivity of the participant
- It should consider informal support to receive participants from families, communities, networks, and carers.
Daily Livings relates to four different support categories: Assistance with daily life, Transport, Consumables and Assistance with social and community participation . In an NDIS plan, the description under Daily Livings will refer to two or more of these support categories.
What all tasks come under Assistance with daily life?
You will get assistance with a range of everyday activities along with support to learn the skills needed to live your life independently.
We assist with a range of everyday activities in the comfort of your home, supporting you to learn the skills needed to be as independent as possible.
- This support category funds to assist/supervise personal tasks of daily life to enable you to live as independently as possible.
- Help with eating
- Personal Hygiene
- Getting in and out of bed
- Going to the toilet
- Moving around the house
It is in the core support category of NDIS supports. It is a support category to help people to fund and buy everyday items like:
- Continence aids and personal care equipment
- Feeding equipment including HEN and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
- Interpretation and translation services
- Auslan or signed English training.
It falls under the core support category of NDIS supports. The objective here is to help people participate actively in social and recreational activities in their community. These supports will depend on your specific needs and goals.
These activities can include:
- Recreational and leisure activities
- Social groups for all ages
- Personal interest activities
- Outside school hours’ care
- Course or membership fees
‘Stated Supports are to be purchased precisely as per the description in the plan. Any fund allocated to a particular Stated Support cannot be spent on anything else. No form of swapping is allowed here. Commonly it includes those under Improved Relationships (CB relationships) support category.
If your supports are under the ‘in-kind’ category, it merely refers to the service paid by the state, territory, or the Australian government. Consider these are pre-paid services. You should use this provider as they have already received the payment and will deliver the booked services. However, if there are any concerns related to a service provider, you can address your issue to ECEI Coordinator, LAC, or NDIA planner.
Moreover, it is expected that as NDIS is implemented all across Australia, you will get more choice and control.