Assistance with Daily Living (ADL)
This is the model of in-home support that most NDIS participants will be familiar with. This support is also known as “drop in supports”. These supports can be provided by multiple organisations or by independent support workers.
A support worker will come into the home and work with you on activities of daily living, including meal preparation, domestic duties and personal care. This support is usually provided to those who have lower support needs and who might just need someone from time to time to check in and make sure that things are running smoothly and to assist with planning and preparing for weekly activities.
This support comes from the Core budget of your NDIS plan, and can be used to purchase supports in a shared or 1:1 setting as part of a roster or “as required” support.
To get this model of support in your NDIS plan, you will need to let the NDIS know what your are asking for in a very specific way. This will mean working with your Support Coordinator or another trusted person to develop a vision for your Home and Living supports. You will need to have evidence from an Allied Health professional to support any request that you make, including how you want to be supported, when you need support each day, and when you want to take holidays or spend time with natural supports (family etc).
This info needs to be put into a Home and Living Supporting Evidence form and the submitted to the NDIA alongside full reports. You need to remember that anything you ask for needs to be considered to be Resonable and Necessary.