Feeling uncertain about where to begin with your NDIS plan funding is a common experience, and you're certainly not alone. Every year, we address numerous inquiries from participants seeking clarity on their NDIS plans. The distinctions between Capacity Building, Core Supports, and Capital Supports can often be perplexing.
To cater to individual needs, the NDIS allocates funding into three primary categories, each with its subcategories. Among these, the NDIS Capacity Building category is often the most challenging and misunderstood.
To provide you with a clear understanding, we've compiled a brief article focused on one of the most frequently queried support categories - Capacity Building. This article aims to shed light on how it operates within the broader framework of your NDIS plan.
Capacity Building Support plays a crucial role in fostering personal growth and development. In both the corporate sector and disability support, it signifies a focused effort to enhance skills, knowledge, and efficiency. As one hones their abilities, confidence naturally grows, enabling them to handle new tasks and responsibilities with ease.
The primary goal of NDIS Capacity Building funding is to facilitate activities that promote independence and skill acquisition. These activities should directly align with your objectives. Examples of such endeavours may include transitioning to more independent living arrangements, securing employment, or seeking assistance in effectively managing your NDIS Plan.
"Capacity Building Supports are designed to enhance your independence and skills, empowering you to pursue your goals. Unlike your Core Supports budget, funding allocated to Capacity Building Supports is dedicated to specific categories and cannot be reallocated. It can only be utilized to acquire approved individual support within the designated Capacity Building category. These categories include:"
Core Supports focus on enabling you to carry out daily living tasks. For instance, this might involve having your meals prepared and delivered. On the other hand, Capacity Building supports aim to equip you with the skills and knowledge to perform these tasks independently. Using nutrition as an example, Core Supports might provide you with prepared meals, while Capacity-building supports will empower you to prepare nutritionally balanced meals yourself.
The Capacity Building categories are:
In Your NDIS Plan
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This provides a fixed amount for a Support Coordinator to assist you in effectively utilizing your plan.
Improved Living Arrangements
CB Home Living
Offers support in finding and maintaining a suitable living situation
Increased Social & Community Participation
CB Social Community and Civic Participation
Focuses on skill development and training to enhance your ability to engage in social, community, and recreational activities.
Finding & Keeping a Job
Covers employment-related support, training, and assessments to facilitate job acquisition and retention, including specialized assistance like school leaver employment supports.
Supports the development of positive behaviors and effective interaction with others.
Improved Health & Wellbeing
CB Health and Wellbeing
Provides advice on exercise and diet management to address the impact of your disability. Note that gym memberships are not covered by the NDIS.
CB Lifelong Learning
Includes training, guidance, and assistance in transitioning from school to further education, such as university or TAFE.
Improved Life Choices
CB Choice and Control
Focuses on plan management to assist in overseeing your plan, funding, and payment for services.
Improved Daily Living
CB Daily Activity
Encompasses assessment, training, or therapy aimed at enhancing your skills, independence, and community involvement. These services can be provided on an individual or group basis.
1. Fosters Inner Strength- Clients, their parents and caregivers, and disability service providers can now approach disability support with a growth mindset. Instead of focusing on their impairment, participants are given the tools to become lifelong learners by building on their strengths.
2. Comprehensive Service Delivery- The NDIS capacity-building strategy employs several human, organizational, and systemic techniques and tactics to ensure its sustainability and effectiveness. Capacity building removes many barriers to goal achievement and encompasses a wide range of services, from training usedul skills like cooking to developing professional abilities on the job.
3. Problem-Solving Guidance- Conflict resolution abilities must be developed for NDIS capacity building. They adopt a problem-based methodology that considers participants as ongoing learners who learn brand-new abilities as they take on new tasks. Setting goals, deciding on the best development techniques for themselves, and taking stock of their development are all active participation tasks for participants.
4. Readiness for Daily Activities- Participants in NDIS capacity development programs are better prepared for everyday situations as their skills and capabilities increase. The capacity building focuses on helping individuals improve their ability to take care of themselves, communicate, and contribute to their families and community. This helps them live more independently and engage more fully in society.
Unlike your Core Supports budget, your Capacity Building Supports budget cannot be moved from one support category to another. Funding can only be used to purchase approved individual supports that fall within that Capacity Building category. For example, if you have money designated for "Improved Daily Living", you cannot use that money to fund another category, such as "Improved Life Choices".
Now you know all about the Capacity Building Budget and how to use it, you’re probably wondering how to make the most of your NDIS Plan. That’s where Caring Humans can help!
Experienced Team: Team consists of highly skilled and compassionate professionals who have extensive experience in the disability sector. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care and support to our clients.
Person-Centred Approach: We understand that everyone's journey is unique. That's why we take a person-centred approach, ensuring that your individual needs, goals, and preferences are at the forefront of everything we do.
Collaborative Partnership: We believe in fostering collaborative partnerships with our clients, their families, and other support networks. By working together, we can create a strong support system and achieve the best possible outcomes.
Commitment to Quality: As leading NDIS service providers, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality in all aspects of our services. Your satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities.
To learn more about our capacity-building support, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get started on your journey to a more independent and fulfilling life.
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