Whilst working in or understanding the industry is an advantage, you don’t need to have a background in Aged Care or Disability services to succeed as a Home Caring Franchisee. We will provide ongoing support and advice to provide you with the keys to succeed. The two main streams of funding we access are through the NDIS and Home Care Packages.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is being rolled out across the country, with many states already providing NDIS services. The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a new way of providing people with a disability care and services that help them to achieve their goals and participate in the community. Each participant in the scheme develops a plan with a Local Area Coordinator that is derived from goals they would like to achieve. The plan is then developed in to an individual budget which is set out in the following areas:
- Core – (every day) support
- Capital – (improving access and independence) support
- Capacity Building – (improve skills and independence) support
The three support categories are then divided in to more specific supports:
- Core – Daily activities, social, community & civic participation, consumables, transport. The Core supports budget is not prescriptive and can be used flexibly based on the participants wants and needs.
- Capital – Assistive technology, home modifications. This funding is not flexible and must be used as agreed in a participants planning meeting.
- Capacity Building – Daily activity, choice and control, employment, social community and civic participation, health and well being, home living, lifelong learning, relationships and support coordination. This funding can be used flexibly as aligned to a participants goals.
To provide services under the NDIS, you must be registered as an approved provider and undergo “Third Party Verification” successfully. As part of the Home Caring Group, we will provide assistance to obtain such licensing. Circumstances where you may provide services when not registered include if the participant has another organisation managing their plan, or they are managing their own plan.