Budget areas explained: Improved Relationships. - Leap in!
19 Apr

Budget areas explained: Improved Relationships.

Recently, we’ve shared some information on a few of the 15 NDIS Core supports that you might receive funding for in your NDIS plan and they’ve proven to be a popular topic.

So today, we thought we’d delve into another one: Improved Relationships.

Before we get started, if you’d like a little refresher on the 3 budget categories: Core, Capital and Capacity Building supports, then check out our blog article here.

You can also catch up on other core support articles through these links:

Now, back to Improved Relationships.

What does Improved Relationships mean in my NDIS Plan?

Improved Relationships is a support category under the Capacity Building support budget.

The aim of Capacity Building supports, is to provide help when a person has complex or unclear needs. This might include when they need long term support for concerning behaviours.

If you (or your family member or person you care for) have been approved for the support category Improved Relationships, your NDIS Plan will most likely outline some specific positive behavioural support strategies and what supports you can access to help.

These may include:

  • Specialist behaviour and intervention supports
  • Training for carers in behaviour management strategies
  • Developing social skills to help with community interaction
  • Health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers who will work with you and your GP to develop a plan to develop your behaviour skills and limit and prevent concerning behaviours
  • Intensive behaviour intervention
  • Individualised social skill development

Will funding for Improved Relationships be included in my Plan?

The need to include Improved Relationships as a core support is assessed by the NDIS on a case-by-case basis. It will be included if it is decided to be a ‘reasonable and necessary’ support that meets your needs and will help you to achieve your goals.

That is just one more reason why it’s so important to be prepared for your Plan meeting!

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