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Information for families and carers

The NDIS will ensure that people with disability are given every opportunity to make their own decisions and exercise choice and control. The role of families and carers is often essential in supporting people with disability to realise these goals.

Participant plans

Each participant will have an individualised plan that is tailored to their goals, personal circumstances and disability support needs. The types of supports that the NDIS may fund include:

  • personal care to support an individual in their home or the community
  • supports to assist people with disability to enjoy social and community interaction without relying solely on family
  • assistance with tasks of daily living, including help to improve a person’s ability to do things
  • supported employment services and help for people to move to paid employment or to programs that help prepare people with disability for work
  • training related to the caring role for family and carers to support their ability to provide care.

Family support

The NDIS funds supports that families need as a result of a family member’s disability, as well as supports that enable sustainable caring by family members.  

Find out more about the family supports funded by the NDIS.

Early intervention supports

Early intervention helps people who have a disability that is likely to be with them for life, but could be improved by getting some additional support now.

Early intervention support focuses on people getting services and supports now so they need less in the future and can live a more independent life.

Early intervention can also help children under six years with developmental delay.

Go to the NDIS website for more information about childhood early intervention.