What supports and services are funded by the NDIS?
The purpose of the NDIS is to deliver and fund a range of supports and services that offer support for people living with disabilities to enjoy the fundamentals of life. NDIS funded supports and services include assistance with receiving essentials such as a place to live, a job, enjoying hobbies and the being in the company of friends and family.
Participants are able to choose what supports and services are funded by the NDIS based on their own individual budget, needs and personal goals. There are three distinct categories that they fall under.
NDIS funded supports and services categories
The supports and services that NDIS fund for participates are grouped into the following categories: core, capital and capacity building.
A core support is a service that assists a participant with completing daily living activities, such as assistance with daily life, transport and groceries.
A capital support is a service that offers financial support for an investment, such as assistive technologies, vehicle modifications or funding for capital costs.
A capacity building support is a service that assists a participant be independent, such as finding and keeping a job, improved living arrangements or improved life choices.
What supports and services are funded by the NDIS and how are they delivered?
Participants receive funding in their plans in order to access reasonable and necessary services and supports to assist with achieving their goals and personal needs. There are 15 distinct types of support for people living with disabilities, these are:
Assistance with Daily Life (Core)
- Daily personal activities – either self-care or live-in care
- Assistance with household tasks
- Assistance with shared living
- Nursing and therapy
- General transport
- Specialised transport
Including assistance with purchasing of everyday items.
Assistance with social, economic & community participation (Core)
- Assistance to access community and recreational activities
- Supports in employment
Assistive technology (Capital)
- All aids and equipment that assist participants
- Any related delivery, set-up and training of equipment
Home modifications & specialists disability accommodation (Capital)
- The design, construction, installations and changes to equipment and home modifications
- Accommodation for participants who require specialist housing
Support coordination (Capacity building)
This includes assisting a participant’s ability to design and build their NDIS funded supports and services.
Improved living arrangements (Capacity building)
This includes assisting a participant’s ability to obtain and retain appropriate living arrangements.
Increased social & community participation (Capacity building)
- Development of life skills
- Community participation & activities
- Shopping and attending appointments
Finding & keeping a job (Capacity building)
This includes assisting participants with finding employment and supporting them throughout their job.
Improved relationships (Capacity building)
- Specialist behavioural intervention support
- Social skills development
Improved health & wellbeing (Capacity building)
- Physical wellbeing activities
Improved learning (Capacity building)
- Skills training and advice
- Assistance with moving from school to further education
Improved life choices (Capacity building)
- Plan management
- Financial management
Improved daily living (Capacity building)
- Early childhood intervention supports (under 7 years)
- Therapy supports (over 7 years)
- Hearing supports
Confused about what supports and services are funded by the NDIS? Direct Care Australia are experts in NDIS funded supports and services, offering support for people living with disabilities in South Australia, Queensland and Northern NSW. If you need any further assistance, contact Sharon Miller or Cristina Bruno on 1300 122 730 or via email at to discuss the support you seek.