What do the budgets in my plan mean?

Your budget has three main areas where the money can go:

Core: A support that helps participants undertake their daily activities.

The participant has flexibility to use money across categories (in some circumstances funding is specific and is not flexible such as for transport or specialist disability accommodation (SDA).

Everyday items such as continence aids

Daily Activities
Assistance with self-care activities

Assistance with Social and Community Participation
Supports to engage in social or recreational activities

Alternatives to public transport due to disability constraints

Capacity building: A support that enables a participant to build their independence and skills.

Participant only has flexibility to allocate funds within budget category but not across the below categories.

Choice & Control
e.g. training and education in plan management or a plan manager

Daily Activity
e.g. therapy aimed at building capacity to participate

e.g. employment related assessment and counselling

Health and Well Being
e.g. exercise and diet advice to manage disability

Home Living
e.g. support to find or maintain appropriate accommodation

Lifelong Learning
e.g. assistance moving from school to further education

Capital: Assistive technology, equipment and home / vehicle modifications

Participant must use funds for supports specifically mentioned in plan (e.g. wheelchair)

Assistive Technology
e.g. communication aids, wheelchairs or vehicle modifications.

Home modifications
e.g. bathroom rail / general home rails

Car modifications
e.g. hand and foot controls or ramps.