Many NDIS participants wish to live more autonomously in their daily lives. They aim to take care of themselves and their homes. However, they may need physical assistance with household tasks or supervision as they build their skills.
The right support can make all the difference in someone’s life as they carry out daily activities at home. Here’s what you need to know about help with household tasks for NDIS participants.
Getting support for household tasks
NDIS participants can use their NDIS Core Supports budget to receive help with household tasks. Household task support falls under the Assistance with Daily Life category. As one of the category in Core Supports, Assistance with Daily Life is designed to help participants become more independent with everyday activities.
An NDIS participant will receive this funding if the NDIS determines it is a “reasonable and necessary” support for the person in question.
NDIS household task examples
Some participants may need physical support to safely carry out tasks. In these cases, support is essential to prevent falls and injuries while doing chores such as laundry and gardening.
Some participants are physically able, but they need help learning how to complete tasks. In these cases, a support worker can teach the participant how to safely, efficiently clean their home.
NDIS household task support is tailored to each participant’s individual needs. Here are some examples of the household tasks that a registered NDIS support worker can help with:
- Washing dishes
- Changing linens
- Cleaning floors and other surfaces
- Preparing meals
- Routine home maintenance tasks
- Basic yard work or gardening
- Other domestic chores
In addition to working with the NDIS participant, support workers will work with the participant’s family or guardian to offer tailored support. The goal is to foster independence while ensuring the safety and health of participants as they complete their household chores.
What isn’t covered by the household tasks NDIS budget
It’s important to remember that the NDIS support worker isn’t completing household tasks on their own – they are helping the participant complete these tasks. Their level of assistance can range from simply supervising to providing hands-on support.
The Core Supports household tasks budget does not cover the cost of cleaning supplies and other household items.
Caring, professional home care providers in Melbourne
Flair & Fine Care is a registered home care provider offering assistance with household tasks NDIS. Our experienced support workers do more than just assist with everyday tasks. They help participants gain skills and confidence, empowering them to be more independent.
From cooking and cleaning to gardening and meal prep, Flair & Fine Care can provide the support NDIS participants need to thrive. We want to foster good relationships between support workers and participants, so we work to find the best fit for each participant’s needs.