NDIS Terms: What Do They Mean? Part 2 - Leap in!
02 Apr

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.

If you missed our first Glossary, you can find it here.

Now, here are seven more terms that often leave people stumped:

  1. Formal Supports
    Formal supports are paid supports where a formal agreement or contract is in place.
  2. Informal Supports
    Informal support refers to unpaid support given by family members or friends.
  3. 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.
  4. Nominee
    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.
  5. Support Coordinator
    A person who works to assist a participant find and engage with formal supports
  6. Significant, Permanent Disability
    A disability that a person will have for the rest of their life and that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
  7. Capacity Building
    Improving someone’s ability to carry out an activity or task.


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