Core supports enable a participant to complete activities of daily living, enables them to work towards their goals and allows them to meet their objectives. A participant may choose how to spend their core support funding but cannot reallocate core support funding to other support purposes.

Core Supports

Assistance with Daily living

Assistance with daily living includes all services associated with the assistance with and/or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These supports are provided individually to participants and can be provided in a range of environments, including but not limited to, the participants own home. Assistance with daily living may include:

  • Personal care

  • Community access

  • Assistance with household tasks

  • Preparation and delivery of meals

  • Assistance with personal domestic activities

  • Specialised home based assistance for a child

  • House maintenance

  • Yard maintenance

  • Housecleaning and other household activities

  • Assistance with the cost of the delivery of meals

Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Supported Independent Assistance (SIL) includes all services involved in the assistance with and/or supervising tasks of daily life in a shared living environment. This has a focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as autonomously as possible. It is provided to each person living in shared arrangement in accordance with their need.

  • Lower Needs: supervision in living arrangements as a whole including occasional to intermittent prompting to undertake household tasks and/or self-care activities.

  • Standard Needs: support provides 24/7 support which includes active assistance or supervision for most daily tasks and regular inactive overnight (sleepover).

  • Higher Needs: active management of complex medical needs with active support provided 24/7, usually with an active overnight shift

  • Behaviour Support Plan 

Short-term Accommodation & Assistance

Integrated support for self-care, accommodation, food and activities in a centre or group residence for short periods. This includes all expenses in 24 hour periods with no additional loading. This may be used for up to 14 consecutive days, then weekly rates apple


Transport to access the community for educational, recreational and vocational purposes. Transport funding is paid fortnightly in advance to the participant. Funding for transport assistance is limited to those who cannot use public transport due to their disability.


Consumerables are items for everyday use these include:

  • Continence Related Equipment: continence packages, catheters, home enteral nutrition (HEN), nappies, washable products for absorbing urine and faeces, single-use inserts/pads and absorbent pull up or brief

  • Equipment for eating and drinking: home enteral nutrition (HEN), bolus syringes, bolus feeding extensions, gastronomy devises, water flush syringes as well as food and drink preparation assistance


Assistance with Social and Community Participation is the provision supports to enable a participant to engage in community, social and recreational activities within the community. These supports may be provided in a Centre or in open communities at standard or complex/higher intensity levels. They may include:

  • Assistance with self-care activities

  • Assistance to access community social and recreational activities

  • Group based community, social and recreational activities

  • Centre-based groups

As a core support it may be used for activities to enable a participant to participate in community activities, particularly when the participant is at risk of being social isolated such as camps, vacation, outside school hours care, course fees and membership fees

Assistance With Self-Care & Personal Care

Assistance with, and/or supervision of personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible. This includes personal care, hygiene habits and the development of skills for people to look after themselves.

Personal care supports relate to assistance with daily personal activities including assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily life. This may include:

  • personal hygiene, including showering, bathing, oral hygiene, dressing and grooming;

  • toileting, bladder and bowel management and menstrual care;

  • eating and drinking;

  • attending appointments;

  • use of aids and appliances, hearing and communication devices;

  • mobility and transferring, for example moving in and out of bed and on or off the toilet; or

  • application of splints, basic first aid due to injuries sustained as a result of a participant’s disability.

Assistance with Household Tasks

Assistance with household tasks is the provision of supports to enable the participant to maintain their home environment. This may involve undertaking essential household tasks that the participant is not able to undertaken such as:

  • Assistance with the preparation & cooking of meals

  • Basic house work 

  • Yard maintenance

  • Housecleaning

  • Household activities

  • Housecleaning and similar tasks,

  • Delivered meals

  • Caring for dependents,

  • Banking and shopping,

  • Minor home and yard maintenance,

  • Assistance with specialised equipment for household tasks,

  • Group training/courses in domestic tasks, and

  • Individualised training/skill development in domestic tasks.

This may include the development of skills to help a participant maintain their home environment.

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