Disability Services

Supports

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing funding for disability support for eligible participants.

This is a revolutionary initiative for anyone living with a disability or supporting someone living with a disability. The NDIS is all about the individual and helping them to get the most out of what they want in life. Whether it be getting a job, pursuing a passion or wanting to become more independent, Zest Care will work with you to find the right support worker to implement your plan, on your terms.

If you have an NDIS Plan, please contact Zest Care to discuss how we could provide person-centred supports for your plan.
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Have questions about the NDIS? Read more on our FAQ page.

About NDIS Funding

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.

Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.

Click below to find out if you’re eligible to receive NDIS funding.
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Zest Care is NDIS Ready!

Zest Care is a registered provider under the scheme and we’re NDIS Ready! So if you want to know more about how it works or if you’re ready to go, please get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help you through the process and get you underway.

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NDIS Funded Disability Supports

The NDIS provides funding to participants to purchase a range of supports aimed at increasing their independence, inclusion, social and economic participation. Importantly, the supports delivered will be chosen, and paid for, by individual participants.

Support Category

Support Item

Coordination of supports:

Zest Care can connect you to services and programs that can help you meet your needs and NDIS goals within a limited time frame.
We can help find, connect and arrange services that will help you meet your NDIS goals and needs.

These services can be formal services such as speech therapy or they can be informal services such as support groups.

Zest Care will support participants to develop the capability to manage their own NDIS plan.

Assistance with self care activities:

Zest Care can help with tasks around the home and with any personal care needs. Supports can be in the home or out in the community.

These supports can include, but are not limited to, setting afternoon routines for your child, teaching skills such as cooking, daily planning, home maintenance and help with attending to personal care needs.

Improved daily living skills:

Zest can support you with helping to plan your day, prepare for the week and manage your budget.
Zest Care can help you undertake your routine therapy plans within the home on a regular basis.
Zest can support you in developing skills needed for everyday life, such as cooking, shopping and travelling by public transport.
We can provide you with basic training/guidance on how to best support your loved one.

Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities:

Zest Care can assist you in engaging in community, social and recreational activities including supporting you during these activities and developing your ability to participate in these activities.

Increased social and community participation:

Zest can help you identify support within your own community to build relationships, strengthen your support network and give you the skills needed to become more independent.
We can support you to build a range of skills in the home to become more self-sufficient.
Zest Care can support you and others build a range of skills to develop capacity and become more independent.

Improved life choices:

The management and processing of invoices and payments relating to your NDIS plan.

This includes the monthly processing and follow up of payments to providers.

Improved learning:

Zest Care can support you with skills training, advice, assistance with arrangements and orientation to assist you transition through school and to further education.

Improved living arrangements:

Zest can support you to obtain/retain appropriate accommodation by helping you find, budget and apply for tenancy.

Improved relationships:

Zest can support you in developing social skills that assist you to become an active and social participant in your community.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of our personalised programs or how Zest Care can help your family, get in touch today!

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Am I Eligible for NDIS?

You may not realise it, but you or a family member may be eligible for NDIS funding. Disabilities that NDIS can cover include any condition that restricts a person’s mental, sensory or mobility functions. Including:

Conditions:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (inc. Aspergers)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • ODD
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Some Psychiatric and Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Speech Delay
  • Spina Bifida
  • Vision Loss

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for disability supports and early intervention for both individuals and families are as follows:

Disability Support:

Disability Supports funded through the NDIS are targeted at individuals and families who:

 

Early Intervention:

To qualify for early intervention the individual must:

 
  • Have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent

Or…

  • Be a child under 6 years of age with a developmental delay and the delay means you usually need more help with self-care, communication, learning or motor skills when compared to another child of the same age.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new and improved disability support scheme designed to support those living with permanent disabilities. The NDIS provides individuals with personalised care plans that enable them to carry out day-to-day tasks and achieve their personal aspirations.

For more information click here.

The NDIS’ focus is centered around the care recipient, meaning that the entire care plan is designed around the individual, their needs and aspirations. The NDIS gives participants the opportunity to realise their dreams, promoting independence and choice.

Zest Care have been providing person centric care for 15 years. We have extensive experience delivering tailored programs to the unique needs of the individual.

If you are eligible to receive support under the NDIS please contact us today and we can provide guidance around the process. For more information click here.
We match our professional and experienced disability carers to each participant based on their own unique needs, goals and personality and as such find a solution… just for you.
Yes. We tailor our support to meet your needs.

Funded NDIS Supports Package Examples

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded, innovative way to provide Supports to people with a disability, reflecting their individual needs so they can set goals and live a rewarding life.

Package Examples

Below are two general examples of how support delivery may be structured under your NDIS plan. Packages can be tailored around your goals and the funding amounts indicated are examples only and will not reflect your individual NDIS plan.

Lifestyle Package:

Lifestyle packages are designed to enhance daily life. They do this by coordinating Supports and access to community, social and recreational activities, as well as building capacity and skills.

Includes:

Assistance to access Community, Social and Recreational Activities

Funding Allocated From NDIS Plan:
$11,627

Support Price:
$44.72 per hour for weekday support

Based on 52 weeks this works out as 5 hours per week to go to activities such as the cinema or sporting event.

Coordination of Supports

Funding Allocated From NDIS Plan:
$2,445

Support Price:
$94.06 per hour

Based upon 52 weeks this works out as approximately 1 hour per fortnight to connect you to support services in your area.

Improved Daily Living Skills

Funding Allocated From NDIS Plan:
$8,676

Support Price:
$41.71 per hour

Based upon 52 weeks this works out as 2 hours per week to assist you to continue with your regular therapy activities based upon the plan set by your chosen therapist.

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Independence Package:

Independent living is possible with tailored programs to support daily routines. These packages may include assistance with personal care or developing strategies and skills to encourage participation in the wider community.

Assistance with Self Care Activities

Funding Allocated From NDIS Plan:
$32,556

Support Price:
$44.72 per hour of weekday support

Based upon 52 weeks this works out as 14 hours of support per week to assist with helping you maintain your personal care routine.

Individual Social Skills Development

Funding Allocated From NDIS Plan:
$2,190

Support Price:
$56.14 per hour

Based upon 52 weeks this works out as 1.5 hours per fortnight to help you develop skills and strategies on how to better participate in the wider community.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new and improved disability support scheme designed to support those living with permanent disabilities. The NDIS provides individuals with personalised care plans that enable them to carry out day-to-day tasks and achieve their personal aspirations.

For more information click here.

The NDIS’ focus is centered around the care recipient, meaning that the entire care plan is designed around the individual, their needs and aspirations. The NDIS gives participants the opportunity to realise their dreams, promoting independence and choice.

Zest Care have been providing person centric care for 15 years. We have extensive experience delivering tailored programs to the unique needs of the individual.

If you are eligible to receive support under the NDIS please contact us today and we can provide guidance around the process. For more information click here.
We match our professional and experienced disability carers to each participant based on their own unique needs, goals and personality and as such find a solution… just for you.
Yes. We tailor our support to meet your needs.

Why consider Zest Care?

Our purpose is to help you achieve your lifelong goals by providing quality personalised care solutions centred around your NDIS plan.

To ensure you live the life you want.

We source, place and supervise professional and experienced Support Workers.

Who you want – when you want.

With over 16 years’ experience in 1 to 1 personalised care, within homes and in the local community, it makes perfect sense to choose Zest Care as your NDIS provider.

With the focus entirely on you, your needs and aspirations, Zest Care delivers quality support plans that provide you with the freedom to live your life in the way you decide. To ensure we are providing the best care available, every carer is personally assigned to each individual based on their goals, needs and personality allowing for a strong relationship and accomplished goals!

Who can utilise NDIS Supports?

To qualify for a personalised disability support plan through the NDIS the participant must:

  • Have a permanent impairment or disability that results in substantially reduced functional capacity that affects participation and requires lifetime support.
  • Be aged between 0-65 years.

Are you eligible? Find out more about the NDIS eligibility criteria here.

If you are interested to find out more about the specific Supports Zest Care offer click here.

Already have an NDIS Plan?

If you’d like to learn more about the Supports we offer, please call our Participant Services Coordinators on 02 9683 3400 today or click below to send us an email.
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How we provide Support Coordination

Our dedicated Support Coordinators assist you to find individualised, quality Supports in order to achieve your goals and to participate more fully in the community.

This can include initial assistance with linking you with the right providers based on your needs, assistance to source providers and coordinating a range of supports:

Understanding how you can use your NDIS plan to meet your goals
Your Support Coordinator works with you to develop a detailed program that aligns with the goals developed in your NDIS plan and how these goals will be achieved.

Managing Supports effectively to achieve the best from your plan
Your Support Coordinator works collaboratively with you to personalise your supports and match you with the right staff and services.

Working with your network of support – family, friends, service providers, therapists, doctors and community resources
During the establishment phase you will meet with your Support Coordinator more often to set up your program of Supports and get things started. Once established and you’re feeling more comfortable with your plan, you’ll work towards greater independence.

Accessing the NDIS portal and monitoring how your funds are spent
As part of the process of working with you, we will support you to develop skills and confidence to take control of your NDIS plan. We can assist you to take over some of the Support Coordinator function yourself over time, and encourage you to ask for things you need.

Monitor your progress and preparing for your next NDIA review
Your Support Coordinator will meet with you regularly to monitor how your goals are being achieved and assist you to make any changes or adjustments you need. Zest will keep records about your progress so you have good information to use when you review your plan with the
NDIA.

Zest Care is NDIS Ready!

To prepare and plan for the NDIS or to find out more about Zest Care, please call our Support Coordinators on 02 9683 3400 today or click below to send us an email.
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Managing Your NDIS Plan

Plan Management describes the processes or organising the financial and administrative aspects of your NDIS Plan, such as paying supplier invoices, developing service agreements with providers, contracting and paying providers, and preparing reports on how funds are being used.

You have maximum flexibility with how you want to spend your NDIS budgets — you can use any provider or therapist for stated supports in your plan, even if they are not registered with the NDIS.
You can even hire your own workers.

Financial intermediary activities include such things as the organising of providers and their payment, the processing of expense claims, the development of statements for participants, and claiming from the National Disability Insurance Agency.

Zest Care take the time and worry out of paying your Support bills. We assist you to manage your plan and monitor the funded supports on your behalf.

If you would be interested in engaging Zest Care to provide NDIS Plan Management on your behalf, please call our Plan Manager on 02 9683 3400 today or click below to send us an email.
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