Understanding Improved Daily Living in Your NDIS Plan

Living a fulfilling life is everyone’s right, and at Abled Care Services, we strive to make this a reality for individuals with disabilities. In this blog, we will explore the ‘Improved Daily Living’ category of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and how it can be leveraged to enhance the quality of life for those we care for.

Understanding NDIS and Improved Daily Living

The ‘Improved Daily Living’ category falls under the Capacity Building support budget of your NDIS plan. This funding can be used for assessments, therapy, and training to build independence, skills, and community participation. Whether your goal is to become more independent or to enjoy a wider range of foods, this category can provide the necessary support.

Personalised Assessments and Reports

A thorough assessment and report are key to receiving the funding you need. For instance, if you need a specific piece of equipment like a new wheelchair or walking frame, an occupational therapist or physiotherapist would conduct an assistive technology assessment to ensure the equipment is safe and suitable for your needs. At Abled Care Services, our team of NDIS-registered allied health professionals can assess your needs and create a detailed report addressing the reasonable and necessary criteria the NDIA focuses on when making funding decisions.

Daily Living Skills Training

Living independently entails mastering various skills: showering, toileting, dressing, transferring, moving around, and preparing meals.

The NDIS Improved Daily Living category offers funding for training aimed at enhancing these essential life skills.

Our team of skilled exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, and dietitians is here to help you develop strategies and build skills tailored to your NDIS goals.

We focus on empowering you to manage everyday life confidently and independently.

Therapy Programs Funding within the NDIS Improved Daily Living category can be used to finance a range of therapies, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, exercise physiology, psychology, and dietetics. Along with the initial assessment, funding under this category can be used for ongoing therapy support. Our team of NDIS registered allied health professionals can provide therapies that assist you to achieve your goals.
Therapy Programs

Our physiologists can help you

Build up your muscle strength and balance, so you can join in community activities safely.

Support your child in learning skills to keep up with their friends.

Boost your fitness and stamina, making it easier to enjoy sports.

Our physiotherapists can help you with

Supporting your child in developing motor skills for school.

Managing muscle tone problems, whether they're too high or too low.

Handling pain more effectively.

Our dietitians can help you with

Adjust your diet to prevent choking hazards by modifying textures.

Create a meal plan to support weight loss or manage a health condition.

Deal with your child's picky eating habits.

Advice and training for support people

We understand that for individuals living with a disability, their families and support people play a crucial role in everyday life. That’s why Improved Daily Living NDIS funding can also be used to provide training for those caring for someone with a disability.

At Abled Care Services, our team of qualified health professionals goes beyond just therapy for the individual with a disability. We offer caregiver training and support tailored to your needs. Our compassionate and experienced team provides personalized education and hands-on training to enhance your skills and confidence in assisting your loved one to reach their goals.

For instance, our physiotherapists can train you in safe and efficient techniques for transfers and mobility. Our dietitians can educate you on managing specific health conditions through diet and nutrition. And our exercise physiologists can guide you in supervising a home exercise program, ensuring it’s carried out safely and effectively. We’re here to support both you and your loved one every step of the way.

Curious if you can tweak how your Improved Daily Living funding is used?


You’ve got the freedom to shuffle around the money allocated in your NDIS plan’s Improved Daily Living budget. For instance, maybe you start with 40% for physio, 30% for occupational therapy, and 30% for exercise physiology. Later on, if you’re more into exercise physiology, you can shift more funds there. Or if you don’t need occupational therapy anymore, you can move that money to dietetics, for example.

This flexibility means you can pick the services that best suit your goals, giving you the power to fine-tune your support as your needs change.

Support to help you achieve your goals

Need a hand reaching your goals? Whether it’s for you or your child with a disability, our team at Abled Care Services is here to help. We’ve got experienced NDIS registered allied health professionals ready to support you.

We focus on helping individuals with intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, and mental health conditions. And the best part? Our services are covered by NDIS funding in both the ‘Improved Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Improved Daily Living’ categories.

We’ll assess your needs, create a personalized treatment plan, and provide expert care that’s based on evidence and delivered with compassion. And guess what? No waiting lists here! You can dive right into your NDIS-funded therapies.

Oh, and we don’t charge for travel, so your funding goes directly towards achieving your goals. Want to learn more? Check out our allied health services or reach out to our friendly team. We’re just a call or email away!

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