Core Supports

In addition to Social and Community Participation, your Core Supports budget gives you access to a bunch more options designed to help you achieve your goals.

We tailor your supports so they truly work for you. After all, just like us, you are one of a kind!

What are Core Supports?

Under the NDIS, Core Supports help you with everyday activities, your current disability-related needs and to work towards your goals. Your Core Supports budget is the most flexible, and in most cases, you can use your funding across multiple support categories. There may be instances where you do not have flexibility in your funding, particularly for transport, but we can help you assess your plan for this purpose.

We provide services for most of the key support categories under your Core Support Budget:

  • Assistance with Daily Life
  • Assistance with Social & Community Participation
  • Transport

What are Core Supports?

What’s Your Kind Of Support?

Daily Living/Personal Care

​Essential Disability will assist you to live as independently as possible, whether you’re in your own home in one of our SIL houses or living elsewhere.

Daily Living/Personal Care

​To be technical, assistance with Self Care support items are described as covering activities “Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible”. These supports are designed for and are provided individually to you.

We are also registered to provide high-intensity daily living supports thanks to our industry leading support staff and training. Support is considered a high intensity support if you require assistance from a support worker with additional qualifications and experience relevant to your more complex needs.

Examples of more complex needs:
  • Challenging behaviours requiring intensive behaviour support
  • Continual active support due to high medical needs (such as unstable seizure activity or respiratory support).

Household Tasks

​Essential Disability are equipped
to help you maintain your home with essential household tasks both inside and out.

Household Tasks

Here’s some examples of the support that might suit you:

Household Tasks
  • Changing Linen
  • Cleaning your Bath and/or Shower
  • Hanging out the Washing
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping the Floors
  • Preparing your Meals and Ironing
  • Individualised training/skill development in domestic household tasks

Lawn Maintenance
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Whipper Snipping
  • Weeding Gardens
  • Edge Trimming
  • Tree trimming
  • Path and Driveway Cleaning

Travel and Transport

Looking to go places? Our team is here to get you where you need to go, safe and sound with the provision of support for travel and transport.

Travel and Transport

Our highly trained staff paired with our transport options means we can get you moving to your community, social, medical or economic appointments and activities.

Although we have vehicles to suit most needs, this kind of support also includes the option for help accessing taxis or other specialist transport.

Usually, transport for a specific purpose is provided as a support when you’re unable to access alternative forms of transport.

“I have an Essential Disability worker and she is absolutely wonderful, she fits perfectly in with what I want, and how I want things done. She is hard to beat!”

– Robyn (CP client’s) husband
Want to know more about Essential Disability’s range of supports?

How else can we Support you?

At essential disability we celebrate individuality with industry leading support that is designed to be as unique as you are.

Supported Independent Living

Independent Living

Your very own place, shared with
and supported by a community that
truly gets you.

Short Term Accommodation

Short Term

Regardless of how long you
stay, we’re here to make it really
feel like home.

Support Coordination


Empowering you to stride toward
achieving your goals by accessing
supports that fit into your plan.