What can I claim with NDIS Core Supports?
There are many challenges that come with funding the support needed to live independently for someone living with a disability. Fortunately, the Australian Government has created the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which supports Australians living with a disability. As part of the NDIS, you can have access to multiple different types of funding such as:
- Core supports
- Capacity building supports
- Capital supports
NDIS Core Supports provide funding that can assist you with everyday activities, your current disability-related needs and working towards any goals that you have. Your core supports budget is the most flexible of the three budgets, and can go towards any of the following four categories.
Assistance with Daily Life:
Having a disability can make even the most routine day-to-day tasks very challenging. As part of the NDIS core supports budget, activities such as personal care, cleaning and yard maintenance are all covered under this budget.
As a 55-year-old who has recently been discharged from the hospital following a stroke, you are likely to have a lot of difficulties with day-to-day tasks. OR if you have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s or Early Onset Dementia. You may be eligible for core supports funding under your NDIS plan, and this will help you receive assistance from a support worker to help you manage tasks that you might be unable to do yourself such as showering, light cleaning and yard maintenance.
As a result of having a disability, you might require some products to assist you with living independently. These items can often be covered as part of the consumables aspect of your NDIS core supports the budget.
Some items which are covered under consumables include
- Gait aids such as walking sticks or walkers if you have difficulty walking
- Eating aids such as specialised cutlery, straws or hydration aids for people who have difficulties with either eating or swallowing
- Access to an interpreter if English is not your first language
Assistance with Social and Community Participation:
This type of funding can assist you with being active in the community, participating in activities or finding a job if your disability prevents you from doing so.
An example of the support that you can receive from the NIDS includes having a support worker assist with participating in activities or helping you to connect with others in the community.
If you have difficulty accessing public transport as a result of your disability, the NDIS core supports package can be used to fund transport to social activities, work or community access.
At Home Care Assistance SE Melbourne, we offer a range of services to assist you with living with a disability. Some of these services include assistance with ADLs, personal care tasks and support to go to groups, visit your community or do other social activities.
If you would like more information about the benefits of in-home care, feel free to contact one of our Care Managers at Home Care Assistance SE Melbourne at (03) 9005 1159.