The categories of disability-related health supports available are:
- Diabetes management
- Wound and pressure care.
If you need a support that isn’t on this list talk to your local area coordinator, support coordinator, early childhood partner or planner about what you may need. If it is a reasonable and necessary support we may be able to fund it. If not, we can help find a service that can.
How can you get disability-related health supports if you already have a plan?
You can use the funding in your current plan for disability-related health supports if funding was considered and included when your plan was last approved.
If your situation has changed, you can ask for a change to your plan. Or, if you think your current plan doesn’t have enough funding for the disability-related health supports you need.
Learn more about changing your plan.
We might be able to consider your request before the reassessment date in your plan. The information we’ll need depends on the type of supports you need. If you’ve had an assessment, you can send this to us to start this process. For some supports you might also need to get a quote. We’ll let you know if this is the case.
Talk to your local area coordinator, early childhood partner, support coordinator or planner who will be able to help you with the next steps.
Do you need to provide us with evidence?
Yes. If you need a disability-related health support, please contact us and let us know what you need. The evidence we need to include disability-related health support funding in your plan will depend on the type of supports you need.
Your health care provider or allied health practitioner should give you information about:
- the type and amount of support you need
- how the support relates to your disability
- whether you need the support on a regular and ongoing basis
- who is the most appropriate person to provide the support
- where the support will be provided.
We’ll also let you know if we need more information, and what we need. You can give this to us at your planning meeting, or send this to [email protected].
If you don’t know what evidence you need to provide talk to your local area coordinator, early childhood partner, support coordinator or planner who will be able to help you.
What evidence do we need if someone else is going to provide your disability-related health supports?
You’ll need to give us an assessment so we can include the right amount of funding in your plan. The assessment should be from your treating health professional, such as your doctor or your provider. It should describe the most appropriate level of worker who is able to provide your supports for example, a support worker or a nurse.
Learn more about disability-related health supports if you need someone with training to provide the support you need.