NDIS Core Support Explained

NDIS Core Support Explained

An NDIS plan may contain multiple types of supports, but the core supports are the most flexible. This budget is divided into four main categories: assistance with everyday tasks, communication and inclusion in the community, and physical and mental health. These supports may be used interchangeably or a mix of two at a time. A plan manager or support coordinator can help explain the flexibility of the Core supports budget. Here are the four main categories of supports, and how they relate to each other. 

Life Goals & Lifestyle

The type of service providers you choose will also depend on your individual needs and preferences. The amount of support you receive will vary according to your life goals and lifestyle. For example, if you’d like to be more active in your local community, you could direct your support funding towards activities such as volunteering or social activities. However, if you’re finding it difficult to find service providers, you might end up spending more money than you intended.

Reasonable & Necessary Supports

The NDIS provides funding for various reasonable and necessary supports. These supports are determined by the information you provide and share with the NDIS team. For example, if you need assistance with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping, you’ll be eligible for NDIS level 3 support. Likewise, if you’d like to use your core support funding to improve your education or increase your income, you’ll need to apply for another type of NDIS plan. 

Specialised Funding Scheme

A person with a disability may not be aware of the options available to them. However, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a specialised funding scheme for Australians with disabilities. These funds are allocated to purchase supports that enhance the participant’s independence and mobility, thereby enhancing their social and economic freedom.

These supports can be divided into three categories: Core, Capacity Building, and Capital. Each of these categories can help a person achieve their potential. 

Restrictions & Limitations

During the first year of the NDIS, people can apply for funding to support their daily living. This funding can cover personal care items and transportation, and nutritional supplements. It can also be used to pay for low-cost technology and equipment. The NDIS also provides funding to individuals who need help in their own home or in a community. However, some restrictions and limitations apply. For example, if a person does not have the funds to pay for personal care products or travel, their caregiver can still access them through the NDIS. 

Most Essential Components of an NDIS Plan

NDIS Core Supports Dandenong are the most essential components of a NDIS plan. They cover activities of daily living, community living, and goals. Supports under this category are budgeted based on estimated support hours and the estimated cost per hour. These supports are available in many forms, including short-term accommodation and supported independent living. The core supports are also known as ‘capacity building’. Therefore, this type of budget covers the training, assessment, and therapy required by the individual for independent living. 

The NDIS has three different support budgets. The core support budget is flexible and can be used for a number of different purposes. This budget can be used to hire a support worker, invest in low-cost assistive technologies, or provide a variety of other services. The plan manager or support coordinator can help you understand how to best use this budget. Read on for more information. And get ready for some creative solutions!

NDIS Core Support Dandenong 

Personalised Support Services delivers the NDIS core support program. The aim is to empower individuals with disabilities through their NDIS plan. 

Among its many benefits are its ability to assist with daily tasks, such as personal care and domestic chores. It also helps the participant participate in the community and socialise with others. This program also includes art classes, mentoring and peer support. Individual skill development is another area that is addressed by NDIS core support programs.


While the NDIS is designed to be flexible, there are some restrictions on the use of NDIS core support funds. NDIS participants are typically allocated a certain amount of funding under each of the three support categories. 

A wheelchair, for example, cannot be used to fund home modifications or consumables. NDIS participants cannot use their capital support budget to access core or capacity-building supports. This may limit their options, but at least it is helpful to understand the NDIS.

Choose Personalised Support Services!

At PSS, we’re dedicated to providing you with supports and services that are tailored to your NDIS plan. We want to assist you in achieving the goals you’ve set out in your plan.

We are an NDIS-registered provider who is dedicated to providing specialised and individualised care to each of our clients. We collaborate with you to ensure that you have the highest possible quality of life. Contact us today and let us help you reach your goals!


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