The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government initiative that aims to allow people with an ongoing disability to live their best, empowered life. Whether you need In-Home Care, community support, transport, SDA or SIL housing, TWC has your back. We'll find you the right NDIS Provider for care, support, SIL & SDA.
NDIS Home Care and Housing Options
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established to help people with ongoing disabilities to get the support they need to live independently, supporting them to integrate and fully participate in Australia’s social and economic life. For many, home care is their answer for independence. However, not every care provider is the same, and juggling fees, quality checks, cultural preferences and more can be a harrowing and stressful search.
This is where TWC steps in. Our Care Consultants are here to streamline your search, utilising our expertise to answer your questions and help you find the perfect carer or placement you need.
Types of NDIS Home Care Services
NDIS funds can be used for all types of support so that you can live in control of your life. Some of the supports that you will get through NDIS Home Care or in SIL/SDA housing are:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1 - What is the difference between a SIL House and SDA Housing?
The simple answer to this question is one on the level of support necessary for your disability.
NDIS SIL Houses and Homes are for people with complex disabilities who need 24/7 support to live independently. This support extends to the supervision of daily tasks, like cooking and cleaning. These homes are often shared between a small group of people, and you require less evidence overall in comparison to SDA housing to be eligible for this.
SDA housing is for people with disabilities who have extreme or severe functional impairments, or who need highly complex support, that need specialist housing alternatives. To gain access to SDA Housing usually requires a large variety of evidence, like functional assessments, psychological reports, behaviour incident reports, etc.
Application processes can be confusing and placements scarce – this is why it’s a good idea to speak with a consultant and get matters finished first try.
Q2 - What is the difference between NDIS and My Aged Care?
My Aged Care is primarily geared towards supporting people over 65 years old who need support to continue living their best life. My Aged Care is a government portal where people enter the Aged Care System in Australia to gain access to supportive tools such as assessments, helpful information for the elderly, government subsidies like HCPs and CHSPs and otherwise.
The NDIS scheme supports people under the age of 65 and geared towards people living with disabilities to have greater choice, control and flexibility in how they manage their supports. The ultimate goal for NDIS participants is to live an ordinary life, and people only qualify for the NDIS if they can prove they have an ongoing disability that affects their daily life.
Q3 - Does NDIS cover Aged Care?
If you’re already an NDIS participant and you enter aged care before you turn 65 you have the option of continuing to get support through your NDIS plan. If you do, you’ll be paying means-tested aged care fees, as NDIS counts as income.
If you are already living in aged care and become a NDIS participant before turning 65, then you can also choose to get support through the NDIS. NDIS plans of people living in aged care can include funding for means-tested care fees and accommodation charges.
If you’re over 65, it’s best to go into My Aged Care and enter the Aged Care System.
Q4 - Is NDIS means tested?
No, the NDIS is not means-tested.
It also doesn’t affect any other income support you receive, if you are an NDIS participant, such as a Carer’s Allowance, or the Disability Support Pension.
Your NDIS funds are meant to be reasonable and necessary to provide you with the funds that you need to live an ordinary, independent life.