The Importance of NDIS Services in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an important support system for Australians with disabilities. This scheme provides them access to a wide range of services so that they can enjoy freedom in their life. Some services that an NDIS provider offers include health and education support, employment assistance, home and community care, and more.

With suitable NDIS funding, you can curate a personalised plan to meet your day-to-day requirements and overall goals. This funding empowers them to access the necessary resources and services that enhance their quality of life and foster independence. Let’s explore the ways this scheme supports people with disability and what you can do to get the most out of it.

Impact of NDIS on Individuals with Disabilities

Since its establishment in 2013, NDIS had a significant positive influence on the lives of Australians with disabilities, and their families. According to the latest NDIA survey report released in 2023, participants who have entered the scheme witnessed a positive change in their lives.

  • 62 per cent of NDIS participants aged 15 years and older feel satisfied with their life

  • 78 per cent of participants aged 15 and over were able to choose an activity to spend their spare time

  • 88 per cent of parents/carers of participants aged 0 to 14 years find their child fit better into everyday life

  • 75 per cent of carers/family members feel confident about the future of their member with a disability

  • 81 per cent of families/carers believe NDIS Support Service has assisted them provide better care to their member with a disability

These reports provide a comprehensive picture of how NDIS is transforming the lives of participants, their families, and even caregivers. The outcomes also demonstrate the clear value and impact of an NDIS service provider on participants and the community.

Did you know NDIS provides billions of dollars as funds each year? This is just to ensure that their participants receive the appropriate support they deserve. As a brief overview, NDIS Supports can help you in the following aspects:

  • Daily personal activities

  • Transport facilities

  • Assisting to participate in social, community, and daily activities

  • Home modifications, such as wheelchair ramps

  • Help with household tasks

  • Therapeutic supports (e.g. behaviour support)

  • Supports to start or continue employment in the labour market

Social Inclusion and Community Engagement for Participants

NDIS also emphasises improving social and community engagement for participants. The main focus is on people with psychosocial disability, intellectual disability, or are on the autism spectrum. NDIS conducts thorough research to improve social inclusion and community engagement for individuals with disability

The findings from their research helped them understand that active social and community participation gave people:

  • A way to develop strong relationships with friends and family

  • A sense of belonging in a community

  • A deep connection with a group

  • A large social network that reduced their isolation

  • Confidence and the feeling of safety in the community

  • Increased opportunities for studies, employment, etc

Based on the research, NDIS developed opportunities and supports for participants to increase their social and community interaction. They introduced a range of approaches for planning and service delivery to enable participation. For example:

  • Person-Centred Planning: For identifying the goals, needs, and interests of a participant. This can be either done in collaboration with family and friends, or you have the option to choose someone from your support circle. This planning is more focused on providing you with essential support that encourages meaningful participation.

  • Skilled Individualised Supports: NDIS service providers use effective strategies like positive behaviour support and active support for the participants. This approach can help you to have genuine interaction with others in a community.

  • Support from Trained Professionals:  NDIS professionals have knowledge and training to help socially isolated people find relevant community-based activities and groups. Since these experts have enough experience, you can seek their guidance to improve your social skills.

  • Capability-Focused Interventions: Another strategy introduced by NDIS that helps participants learn skills in which they are interested. This approach can help boost your enthusiasm to participate socially or in the community. You can get the NDIS supports to help:

    • Build your communication and social skills
    • Improve social interactions
    • Learn life skills
  • Activities Focused on Improved Participation: Some NDIS Support activities lead to enhanced participation outcomes. These activities include:

      • Art-based activities like drama, music, art, sculpting, and more
      • Nature-based activities like gardening, picnics, nature walks, and yoga
      • Sports or physical activities like hiking

Assistance in the NDIS Funding to Individuals

NDIS funding is categorised into various support categories. Each category is tailored to accommodate your unique needs. Their funding structure is flexible and allows individuals to get necessary assistance at every life stage.

You can opt from the following three main categories of NDIS funding support:

  • Core: People looking for assistance in accomplishing their everyday tasks can choose this support. It includes assisting in performing daily activities, transport, and social and community participation.

  • Capacity Building: This assistance aims to help individuals plan and achieve their goals. It focuses on helping participants develop their independence and skills so that they can foster independence and skill development.

  • Capital Support: Individuals can get funding if they need specific items such as home or vehicle modifications, personal care, or equipment for mobility. This also includes funding for capital expenses like Specialist Disability Accommodation.

Eligible participants will receive funds based on their outlined NDIS plan. The funding will only be approved as long as the supports are ‘reasonable and necessary’ and related to their permanent disability.

As a registered NDIS service provider, we have seen the immense benefit of additional support the NDIS in its varying forms has given. However, navigating the system can be challenging. Here are some tips that we wanted to share to make this process easier for you:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions to find a better fit

  • Conduct your research to understand exactly what you’re looking for

  • Examine your current goals and have a good idea of providers that may fulfil them

  • Seek help from support coordinators to follow up on funding queries and communicate with the NDIS service provider

  • Attend workshops conducted by support organisations to help people understand the NDIS system

  • Check out the NDIS website for FAQs and resources.

Why Choose Us?

Are you still wondering how NDIS supports people with disability? Then, we are here to help you. Bunji Community Care is a registered NDIS service provider in Melbourne. Our team of friendly, experienced NDIS Plan Managers works collaboratively with participants to create a personalised care plan.

We have the experience and expertise to offer high-quality services to address various aspects of your life. Our main aim is to ensure the safety and well-being of our NDIS clients. With Bunji Community Care, you can expect:

  • A wide range of support services

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Experienced service providers

  • Fair pricing compliant with NDIS guidelines

  • Transparent billing practices

  • Coverage across Melbourne

  • Friendly and understanding staff

  • Easy booking process

  • Free consultation

If you need assistance in managing your NDIS plan or learn more about the system, you can contact us. As a leading NDIS provider in Melbourne, we are ready to provide you with the support you need. Call us on (03) 8790 5503 or email us at info@bunjicommunitycare.com.au to talk to our specialised team.