NDIS terms: What do they mean? Part 2.
Not so long ago, we sent around a short NDIS Glossary and it proved to be popular…. So we thought it’s time to send the next update.
Now, here are seven more terms that often leave people stumped:
- Formal supports.
Formal supports are paid supports where a formal agreement or contract is in place.
- Informal supports.
Informal support refers to unpaid support given by family members or friends.
- Mainstream services.
These are the government systems that provide services to the general Australian public (outside the NDIS) like Health, Mental Health, Education, Justice, Housing and Employment services.
A nominee is a person (often a parent, family member or friend) who an NDIS participant has nominated to assist with the unpaid management and organisation of supports.
- Support coordinator.
A support coordinator is a person who works to assist a participant find and engage with formal supports.
- Significant, permanent disability.
A significant, permanent disability is a disability that a person will have for the rest of their life and that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
- Capacity Building supports.
Capacity Building supports improve someone’s ability to carry out an activity or task.
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