What Is the NDIS?

NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is a support program started by the Australian government to help people with significant or permanent impairment. This program aims to help its participants lead independent lives and reach their goals in the most effective way. It provides different support services to the participants depending on the severity of their condition.


Participants can also request support that they deem necessary; however, NDIS assesses their request first to identify whether it is really necessary or not. After the assessment, NDIS allows the funding for that support, and participants can access it with the help of service providers.


Some participants require NDIS 24-hour care services that allow them to have a support worker stay with them overnight. These services are designed to keep participants’ health in check all the time. The 24-hour care is often funded for people with complex needs who need regular monitoring, and their symptoms can take a turn anytime. Hence, NDIS provides this service to participants that have high-risk needs.

Health Support Under NDIS

NDIS provides a wide range of support services to its participants. All these health supports are designed to help the participants keep their health in check. Some of them are as follows:

NDIS 24-Hour Care

As we said, NDIS provides 24-hour care for the participants who need regular monitoring and have complex needs. Participants can access this support anywhere they want. It can be in their family homes, or they can also access the shared accommodation facility under NDIS and access this support there. In 24-hour care, a support worker stays overnight with the participant to keep checking their vitals and provide immediate care in case of any abnormality.

Manage Appointments And Medical Records

Support workers are also responsible for managing the doctors’ appointments for the participants. They are bound to keep track of the participant’s medical records so everything can be kept in place and doctors can easily run an assessment. In case of emergencies, support workers should also be able to communicate with the doctor to make changes in the participant’s treatment plan so he can be treated right away.


NDIS also provides funding for the therapies of the participants. Many NDIS participants have disabilities that require them to have therapies to function properly in their daily lives. Occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physiotherapy are some of the types of therapies that are funded under NDIS. If a participant considers a therapy necessary for him, he can request it in their plan meeting, and NDIS will approve the funding after analysing the request.

Allied Health Services

Allied health professionals also work in the healthcare department. They cannot be considered doctors, but they are qualified to run a diagnosis and make a treatment plan for the participants. Professions like psychiatrists and dietitians, etc., fall under the category of allied health professionals, and NDIS provides the services to access these services as well.

How Does NDIS Decide What Health Support Participants Need?

When a participant registers with NDIS, the Agency takes tests and checks records to identify the severity of the participant’s condition. After this process, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) conducts a planning meeting to discuss the goals and support for the participant. It allows the funding for services based on the analysis they did.


Participants can also request support services if they think it is necessary. However, it is important to remember that NDIS doesn’t fund anything unrelated to the disability and goal. So, if you are a new participant and thinking of requesting service at your plan meeting, make sure that you justify your request so NDIS can allow it.


If you want to access NDIS 24-hour care, reach out to Enable U. Their support workers are trained to keep participants’ health intact and provide them with compassionate care.