Assistance with daily life – This support category relates to assisting with and/or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as autonomously as possible.
Assistance with social and community participation – These supports enable a participant to engage in community, social or recreational activities. They may be provided in a centre or in community settings at standard or higher intensity rates.
Assistive technology - This support category includes all aids or equipment supports that assist participants to live independently or assist a carer to support the participant. It also includes related delivery, set-up and some training support items.
Consumables - Consumables are a support category available to assist participants with purchasing everyday use items. Supports such as Continence and Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) products are included in this category.
Finding and Keeping a Job - These supports provide workplace assistance that enables a participant to successfully obtain and/or retain employment in the open or supported labour market.
Home modifications and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) - Home modifications include design, construction, installation of or changes to equipment or non-structural components of the building, and installation of fixtures or fittings, to enable participants to live as independently as possible or to live safely at home.
SDA funding is intended for participants who require a specialist dwelling that reduces their need for person-to-person supports, or improves the efficiency of the delivery of person-to-person supports.
Improved daily living skills - This support category includes assessment, training, strategy development and/or therapy (including Early Childhood Intervention) supports to assist the development or increase a participant’s skills and/or capacity for independence and community participation. Supports can be delivered to individuals or groups.
Improved health and wellbeing - These activities support, maintain or increase physical mobility or well-being through personal training or exercise physiology. Physical well-being activities promote and encourage improved physical capacity and health.
Improved learning - This support is for provision of skills training, advice, assistance with arrangements and orientation to assist a participant moving from school to further education.
Improved life choices - This reasonable and necessary support focuses on strengthening the participant's ability to undertake tasks associated with the management of their supports.
Improved living arrangements - Support is provided to guide, prompt, or undertake activities to ensure the participant obtains and/or retains appropriate accommodation. This may include assisting to apply for a rental tenancy or to undertake tenancy obligations in line with the participant’s tenancy agreement.
Improved relationships - This support category is the provision of specialised assessment where the participant may have complex or unclear needs, requiring long term and/or intensive supports to address behaviours of concern.
Increased social and community participation - This support category involves supports for participation in skills-based learning to develop independence in accessing the community.
Support Coordination - Support Coordination (if required) is included in the Capacity Building budget. This is a fixed amount for strengthening participant’s abilities to coordinate and implement supports in their plans and to participate more fully in the community.
Transport - Transport enables participants to access disability supports outside their home, and to pay for transport that helps them to achieve the goals in their plan. Transport supports generally do not have price limits; however, participants should use the least expensive transport that meets their needs.