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  • Assistance with Self Care Activities
    • These support items provide a participant with assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible.
  • Assistance with Self Care - Night Time Sleepover Support
    • This support item provides a participant with assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily life where overnight support is needed, but the caregiver can sleep when not required to provide support. This support applies to any day of the week and on public holidays. This support item includes up to two hours of active supports provided to the participant for the duration of the period. Providers may claim for the third or additional hour at Saturday rates on weekdays, or at applicable rates on other days (Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays).
  • Assistance with Live-in Carer
    • This support item provides for a person who lives in the house of, or travels with the participant and provides assistance with, and/or supervision of, personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible.
  • Assistance with Personal Domestic Activities
    • This support item assists a participant to undertake or develop skills to maintain their home environment where the participant owns their own home or has sole or substantial responsibility for its maintenance. Includes assisting participant to do basic house and yard work.
  • On-Call Overnight Monitoring
    • This support item provides for overnight on-call assistance (either onsite or off-site) with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily living. It applies to any day of the week and on public holidays. This support item is for an eight-hour period and includes up to one hour of active support provided to the participant for the duration of the period.

  • Assistance with Self Care Activities
    • These support items provide a participant who requires High Intensity Supports to provide assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily life to develop the skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible in circumstances where a more skilled or experienced support worker is required.
  • Specialised Home Based Assistance for a Child
    • This support item provides specialist assistance in the home that is required due to additional requirements of a child’s disability and may be provided to strengthen the sustainability of informal supports.

  • Assistance with Household Tasks
    • These support items enable participants to maintain their home environment. This may involve undertaking essential household tasks that the participant is not able to undertake
  • Linen Service
    • This support item is for the provision of clean linen to a participant who is unable to do their own laundry without assistance.
  • Preparation and delivery of meals
    • This support item is for assistance with the cost of the preparation and delivery of food to participants who are unable to do this for themselves, and are not in receipt of other supports that would meet the same need. The cost of the food itself is not covered by the NDIS.

  • Assistance in Shared Living Arrangements - Supported Independent Living
    • These support items provide assistance with, or supervision of, tasks of daily life in a shared living environment, with a focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as autonomously as possible. The support is provided to each person living in the shared arrangement in accordance with their need. Support Independent Living does not include rent, board and lodging or other day-to-day usual living expenses such as food and activities. It also does not include the capital costs associated with a participant’s accommodation.
  • Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (Including the provision of respite care)
    • Standard support items
      • These support items provide integrated support for self-care, accommodation, food and activities in a centre or group residence for short periods. They recognise that, from time to time, participants may require temporary comprehensive supports that are different from their usual arrangements. These are non-typical days and may include Short Term Accommodation (STA) in a group-based facility. They may also include a period of respite, which aims to support ongoing caring arrangements between participants and their carers. STA/respite allows the opportunity for the participant to be supported by someone else whilst providing their carer with short term breaks from their usual caring responsibilities.
      • The support items include all expenses in a 24-hour period including assistance with self-care or community access activities, accommodation, food and negotiated activities. Typically, this type of support would be used for short periods of up to 14 days at a time (exceptions may be made such as for participants entering Voluntary Out of Home Care). For longer-term arrangements, other options are likely to be more appropriate (e.g. Supported Independent Living or Medium Term Accommodation).
      • In cases where a participant will receive substantially less than 24 hours of assistance with daily personal activities, it may be appropriate for the participant and provider to negotiate a lower price than the maximum price specified in this Price Guide, based on the actual hours of support provided. This situation might arise, for example, if a participant enters a STA/respite facility in the evening, and exits again early the following morning. In addition, where a participant enters accommodation late in the day, it may be appropriate to claim the daily rate for the day of the week that the majority of the support is provided.
    • Medium Term Accommodation (MTA)
      • This support item covers the accommodation costs of Medium Term Accommodation (MTA). The support component of the care to claimed separately. This support item recognises that there may be cases where a participant will require longer term transitional accommodation before moving into a more permanent home or arrangement (for example, after hospital discharge). Typically, MTA would be used for periods up to 90 days. Participants who stay in MTA are responsible for meeting their own food and everyday living costs from their own income rather than NDIS plan.
    • Residential Aged Care
      • A participant residing in a residential aged care facility has their reasonable and necessary needs met through a combination of supports provided by the facility as required by the Aged Care Act 1997 and supports provided by the NDIS according to their goals and individual circumstances. These support items are for the supports provided by the residential aged care facility.
    • Other Living Arrangements
      • These support items provide for other forms of assistance with daily life tasks in a group or shared living arrangement.

These support items introduce new options and alternative ways of living for people with disability. Individualised Living Options (ILOs) are packages of support that are built as a result of holistically considering each individual’s preferences, strengths, assets, support requirements, informal and community supports. An Individualised Living Option is not determined by the home ownership or leasing situation or eligibility for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding. An Individualised Living Option is the support provided and not the accommodation or dwelling itself.

  • Exploration and Design
  • This support item will help participants explore the Individualised Living Options paradigm and design an option suitable for themselves. Providers delivering this support item will:
    • explore the vision of the participant for their future home and help all involved to understand the full range of options as to how a participant can be supported in the community;
    • gain an understanding of a participant’s strengths, with a focus on what they can do, and an understanding of how informal, formal and community supports will play a role in the participant’s life, and build on this to design the individual support package;
    • identify strategies to help the participant choose where to live, who to live with and how they are supported;
    • find out what is possible and assess risks in the context of the participant’s preferred way of living, and explore if there could be other options that might suit better; and
    • design and make decisions with the participant and others about the options.
    • Depending on the circumstances, the exploration and design tasks may include assistance to locate suitable housing or linking with other funded or community or mainstream services.

 

Support Model

 

This support item provides an Individualised Living Option to a participant. It can be delivered to individual participants subject to the rules set out in this Price Guide.

The Individualised Living Option is a package of supports that enables participants to achieve their home and living goals. It is made up of a personalised and detailed package of primary and supplementary home and living supports that are used flexibly and combine formal and informal supports such as implemented and managed through partnerships between the participant, their family, or a provider. The package includes resources for monitoring and redesign.

 

This support item is subject to quotation. It should only be used if it is a stated item in a plan

This support item provides participants with flexibility to purchase services to strengthen their abilities and assistance to self-manage their funds and supports. It complements other capacity building supports to help participants to develop skills to have choice and control over their plan.

  • Nursing
    • These Disability-Related Health Supports provide nursing care to respond to the disability-related health needs of a participant where that care is not the usual responsibility of the health system. They provide nursing care to respond to the disability-related health needs of a participant where that care is not the usual responsibility of the health system. They have been temporarily duplicated into the Assistance with Daily Life Support Category so that participants can have greater access to these supports if they need them
  • Therapy-related health supports
    • These Disability-Related Health Supports provide care, other than nursing care, to respond to the disability-related health needs of a participant where that care is not the usual responsibility of the health system. They have been temporarily duplicated into the Assistance with Daily Life Support Category so that participants can have greater access to these supports if they need them.