NDIS Capacity building supports: What are they and what can they be used for?

NDIS Capacity building supports. What are they and what can they be used for

In our last blog we talked about NDIS Core supports. We hope you found the overview of Core Supports helpful and easy to understand. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Today we will be talking about the next category of supports in the NDIS and that is Capacity Building supports.

As a refresher, it is good to re-watch the NDIS video for an understanding.


What are they?

Capacity Building Supports are used to help build your independence and skills to assist you pursue your NDIS goals. Capacity Building Supports budget cannot be moved from one support category to another, unlike your Core Supports budget, as mentioned in our last blog. In Capacity Building the funding can only be used to purchase approved individual supports that fall within that Capacity Building category. 

What are they used for?

The Capacity Building funding is allocated across eight support sub-categories, each matched with the goals in your plan. 

Here is a list of the Capacity Building categories:

Support Coordination – This will be a fixed amount for a Support Coordinator to help you use your plan and find the services you need. This may or may not be included in your plan.

  1. Improved Living Arrangements – This is support to help you find and maintain an appropriate place to live.
  2. Increased Social & Community Participation – This is used for development and training to increase your skills so you can participate in community, social and recreational activities.
  3. Finding & Keeping a Job – This is employment-related support, training and assessments that helps you find and keep a job, such as the school leaver employment supports.
  4. Improved Relationships – If this is one of your NDIS goals then this support will help you develop positive behaviours and interact with others.
  5. Improved Health & Wellbeing – This includes exercise or diet advice to manage the impact of your disability. It is important to note that the NDIS does not fund gym memberships.
  6. Improved Learning – Here some examples include training, advice and help for you to move from school to further education, such as university or TAFE.
  7. Improved Life Choices – This is used for you to have a Plan manager to help you manage your plan, funding and paying for services. You can google Plan Managers in your area and read about them on their website and talk with them over the phone to see if they are a good fit for you.
  8. Improved Daily Living – This is used for assessment, training or therapy to help increase your skills, independence and community participation. These services can be delivered in groups or individually. These services are with a Psychologist, Counsellor for example.

Where can I help to understand my NDIS plan?

At Vesta Community Care we offer NDIS mental health and disability supports that could be right for you. We value kindness, fairness and respect, and we are happy to help you to understand and utilize your NDIS plan to the best of your abilities.

We will support you to become as independent as possible and to achieve your goals. 

If you have any questions about how we can help you with your NDIS journey, contact us here.

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