The NDIS provides funding and support to disabled people in order to secure their independence and inclusion in society. There are many services provided and there are different plans that can be provided to individuals based on their needs and finances.
There are eight outcome domains in the NDIS outcomes framework. These provide a guideline for different goals of the participants and how the planners can assist them to create a normal and comfortable life. There are fifteen support categories provided by the NDIA. These NDIS activities and support allow people that have a disability to find work, a place to live, become comfortable in other peoples’ company etc. The participants can choose the services that they need depending on their preferences and according to their budget. There are three categories when it comes to the support offered by NDIS and these are core, capacity building and capital. Core services include supports that allow the participant to carry out day to day activities with ease. Capital is the category that includes investment support so modifying vehicles, funding for different costs etc. To ensure that the participant is able to build their skills and solidify their independence, capacity building services are offered.
When looking at core services provided by NDIS, the planners will provide assistance to the participants to make decisions regarding the household, provide options for short term accommodation when it comes to treatment or waiting for a permanent residence or care facility etc. they will also assist the participant with certain tasks around the house such as the preparation and delivery of food. For certain participants, specialised transport services are required. This will be transport from their accommodation to work, education programmes, community events etc. There will be funds provided to the participants so they are able to pay for the transport services. There are also everyday items that need to be purchased and this is termed as consumables by the NDIS category. There will be assistance provided to purchase these consumables.
There is also assistive technology that will be required so that the participants are able to live a full life. There is personal care equipment, equipment for recreation and household tasks. Sometimes the vehicles will require modifications to ensure safety and ease of use that will be useful whether the participant is a passenger or the driver. There is also assistance provided so that the participants are able to take part in social activities. And there will be funding provided for home modifications such as grab rails and other safety equipment such as stair climbers. There are capacity building services that allow the participants to build their independence and under this category, there are funded and informal supports to improve their ability to connect with others. This will help them maintain strong relationships as well. By providing services to increase participation in community and social events, the participants are able to be a part of weekend programmes and group fitness classes. They will also be given guidance so that they can slowly transition to employment.