Disability support and services play a major role in improving the lives of people with disabilities. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an initiative by the Australian government that provides funds for people with permanent and significant disabilities to access the support and services that they need to achieve their life goals and be a part of mainstream society. The aim is to make the NDIS participants independent and more in control of the life that they want to lead. The support categories funded by the NDIS ensure that differently-abled individuals are given a fair and equal chance at succeeding in life.
Understanding the NDIS and finding ways to access the help that is needed can seem quite daunting for participants who are new to the scheme. Support Coordination is a funded support that helps the participants navigate the NDIS and gain maximum benefits out of it. Employment, accommodation and community participation are the three main social components which differently-abled individuals tend to need assistance with. While Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Individualised Living Option (ILO) are funded supports that solve the issue of accommodation, Assistance with Daily Living helps people with disabilities to take care of their daily personal activities and household chores. Getting help with personal care and household activities means that they have more time to secure a job as well as keep up with everyone else at the workplace. Community participation and Mental Health Support are other important funded support categories that are integral to the health and happiness of NDIS participants. These supports are in place to make sure that differently-abled individuals are not excluded from the community or feel isolated from everyone else. Mental Health Support items like Psychosocial Recovery Coaches will help the participants to strike a balance between their mental and physical well-being.
All the funded support categories of the NDIS can be accessed with the help of registered NDIS service providers like Aastha. We are based in Perth but our services are available all over the cities of WA. Contact us today to start a goal-driven NDIS Journey.