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A person’s home is where they feel the most secure and comfortable, so making sure that it’s clean, tidy, and safe is very important. However, there are people with disabilities or of a certain age who find keeping up with the job of maintaining their homes more than just challenging – in some cases, it’s downright impossible.

This is where domestic assistance steps in to save the day.

This type of service is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a way to get help for domestic or personal tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, pet walking, shopping, etc. Not only can domestic assistance significantly improve your way of living, but it can also give you more free time, which you can spend with your family and on doing the things you love.

But how exactly does domestic assistance work? Who is eligible for it? In this article, we’ll answer these questions and many more. So, if you are someone who:

  • is looking for more information on domestic assistance;
  • wants to learn what are the requirements for such services;
  • has a family member in need of additional assistance.

Keep on reading!

Table of contents:

What is domestic assistance?

As the name suggests, domestic assistance is a type of service specially developed for people who are unable to or have difficulties performing everyday household tasks. These services are typically delivered by individuals, businesses, sole traders, or non-profit organisations from different industry sectors. Depending on their specific requirements, folk in need of domestic assistance receive a personalised care plan and can have an assigned assistant who visits their home on a regular basis or receive services whenever they’re needed. The care provider can help with practically any type of everyday tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, walking pets, running errands, or even with professional services like garden maintenance, pest control, home repairs and more.

The end goal of domestic assistance is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to live a normal, happy, and calm life, without the burden of dealing with chores they can’t complete themselves.

It’s important to note that anyone who wants to benefit from domestic assistance services, first needs to go through the NDIS registration procedure. Don’t know what the NDIS is? Continue reading to learn more about the Australia-wide scheme.

What is the NDIS?

NDIS is short for National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s a funding system specially designed for Australians who have permanent or significant disabilities. The main idea behind the NDIS is to provide people with disabilities with the needed information and access to support and services, which will significantly improve their quality of life.

And as we’ve already mentioned, to benefit from such services, first, you need to apply for the scheme, and your registration needs to meet certain requirements. Only after you have been approved, you’ll work with the NDIS to create a custom care plan, which will be based on your lifestyle, goals, and needed help and support.

And who is eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme? The next part will help you get a better picture.

What are the NDIS participant requirements?

Anyone who wants to register for the NDIS and benefit from funded support first must meet certain requirements. Here is a brief description of what makes a person eligible for the scheme:

  • Disability requirements – You need to meet either the permanent and significant disability requirements or early intervention requirements.
  • Age requirements – You need to be under the age of 65 when applying for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • Residency requirements – You must be either a person who lives in Australia, an Australian citizen, a Permanent Visa holder, or a Protected Special Category Visa holder to be eligible for the NDIS.

To learn about these requirements in greater detail and see if you or a family member are eligible to join the scheme, you can visit the NDIS’s official website.

Who provides the NDIS services?

As mentioned earlier, the NDIS works with individuals, businesses, sole traders, and non-profit organisations to provide both support and services to people with disabilities. These providers play an important role, as they are the main point of contact to the NDIS participants.

The suppliers can choose to go through the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission registration process or not. The difference between a registered and a non-registered provider is that the first one is audited to meet very strict safety, quality, and compliance requirements, while the second isn’t.

How Fantastic Services can help

We, at Fantastic Services, are proud to say that we are an NDIS-registered provider! This means that we can deliver both support services and products to any registered person with a disability, making their daily life easier and happier. We operate mainly in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane but strive to widen our reach and help as many people as possible.

The solutions that we offer are property cleaning and maintenance-oriented and include domestic cleaning, gardening, handyman, pest control services, and more.

Our mission is to provide the support that people with disabilities need in order to live a normal and safe life, as everyone has the same, equal rights to do so. This is why we’ve done our best to provide a diverse range of services that meet everybody’s unique needs and requirements.

All of this being said, if you are in need of help around your home or you want to book our solutions for a family member or friend, visit our website to learn more about our services and how to contact us.

Takeaways

  • Domestic assistance is a service designed to help disabled people with everyday chores and tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, garden maintenance, pet care, etc;
  • The only requirement for people who want to benefit from domestic assistance services is that they are NDIS-registered;
  • The NDIS is a scheme that provides Australian people with permanent and significant disabilities under the age of 65 with the information and support to live a normal and safe life;
  • The NDIS works with support and service suppliers from different industry sectors to provide a wide and diverse range of solutions;
  • The difference between registered and non-registered NDIS service providers is that the first has been audited by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

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  • Last update: January 24, 2022

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