NDIS capacity building supports are designed to help cover the expenditure of therapies and/or services that enhance the independence of people living with disabilities. These packages are broken up into 9 categories and applicants do not automatically receive funding support for all of them as the goals that are laid out in personal National Disability Insurance Scheme documents will set out which categories an applicant is eligible for.
How are the supports coordinated?
NDIS capacity building supports work to connect occupational therapy NDIS applicants with funded, mainstream as well as informal supports that enable them to maximise the effective benefit of their care plan and ensure that promises are being delivered upon.
Improvements to living facilities
Applicants can also use NDIS capacity building supports to get assistance with looking for and sending in applications for independent or shared accommodation. This includes administrative assistance in the management of rental contracts and the responsibilities entailed.
Enhanced participation in the community and broader society
Another benefit that NDIS capacity building funds can provide is a means for people living with a disability to manage their life more independently and have a greater level of participation in their local community. This includes support for participation in group activities, sports programs and other outside activities.
Needless to say – people living with a disability enjoy a vastly improved quality of life when they are enabled to participate in outside activities and make an impact in their local community.
Assistance with getting a job
Applicants can also use NDIS capacity building support to assist them with finding and, importantly, keeping a job. This includes specialists who can assist the applicant in finding a role that’s suitable for their level of ability and that have a supportive, inclusive work culture.
Improving interpersonal relationships
The supports can also be used to help applicants in the form of intervention wherever necessary. This can include behaviour support plans that help to curb negative behaviours and encourage positive ones in applicants.
Enhanced personal health and fitness
Another area that NDIS capacity building can be effective in assisting people with disabilities is with the upkeep of their physical health and wellbeing. The funding is available to applicants who have their health and fitness hindered by their disability and supports could include everything from a personal trainer to a dietary nutritionist.
Greater daily living standards
Applicants are also able to receive support in the form of occupational therapy, physiotherapy and attendance by registered nurses and includes early childhood intervention programs. The money can also be spent on 30 hours of occupational therapy or speech therapy each year.
Another benefit of NDIS capacity building is the ability it gives applicants to apply for training and study placements. This can help applicants with transitions from public schooling to university or tafe.
This will also include assistance with planning of a timetable and buying of necessary textbooks. Support workers can even attend classes with the applicant if necessary.
Why is it important?
NDIS capacity building is important because it gives those living with a disability greater access to supports that are going to enable their independence. This will give them an overall better quality of life as well as improve their sense of self-worth, mitigating or eliminating self-esteem issues that are common amongst people living with a disability.
Hopefully the above information has given you more insight into how NDIS capacity building and why it is so beneficial for people living with a disability in Australia.