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Glossary of Terms

How to achieve independence with personalized NDIS support! Our Glossary of Terms provides you with the key information needed to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) confidently. By understanding terms like support coordination, mental health support, and disability support, you’re better equipped to manage your care and maximize your independence. This resource is crafted to empower you with knowledge, helping you make informed decisions about your support and services.

NDIS Explained

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a transformative initiative by the Australian government designed to provide targeted support and funding to Australians under 65 with permanent and significant disabilities. Here on the Sunshine Coast, Assist Lifestyle works within this scheme to ensure that you, as a participant, receive personalized care tailored to your needs.

NDIS Support Coordinator

An NDIS Support Coordinator helps you make the most of your NDIS funds. They

play a critical role in planning and managing your support services, connecting you with the right resources and ensuring that your personalized plan is effectively implemented to meet your daily needs and long-term goals.

Local Area Coordinator (LAC)

Local Area Coordinators are pivotal in the NDIS landscape, especially here on the Sunshine Coast. They assist in managing and delivering NDIS plans for participants, providing a localised touch that ensures services are tailored to the unique community aspects of areas like Nambour, Noosa, and Gympie.

How Can I Access Community Activities and Support?

Community participation is a significant aspect of NDIS, aimed at increasing your social and community engagement. Support can range from help joining clubs and classes to assistance attending appointments and events. Engaging in community activities helps reduce social isolation and improve mental health and well-being.

Types of Supports

Disability Support Worker

Disability Support Workers are trained professionals who provide essential daily assistance. Whether it’s helping with personal care, mobility, or community participation, these workers ensure that every individual they support can lead a fulfilling and independent life.

Mental Health Support

At Assist Lifestyle, we provide specialized mental health support tailored to the individual needs of our clients. This includes therapeutic support and recovery coaching, designed to enhance mental well-being and overall quality of life.

Individual Support

Individual support refers to the one-on-one services provided to help you achieve your personal goals. These services are highly personalized and adapted to meet the specific needs of each client on their path to independence and community integration.

Support Services

Support services encompass a broad range of activities designed to aid individuals in their daily lives and community integration. From personal care to job support, our services on the Sunshine Coast are structured to enhance the autonomy and integration of all clients.

Financial and Legal Terms

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

The NDIA is the independent statutory agency responsible for implementing the NDIS. They manage the funding and ensure that the scheme runs effectively, providing a lifeline of support for many Australians.


Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The term ‘Disability Insurance Scheme’ often refers to the broader framework of the NDIS, which includes the financial and operational structures that make disability support possible in Australia.


Enhancing Your Daily Life

Daily Life Assistance

Daily life assistance encompasses the various services and supports that make everyday tasks manageable for individuals with disabilities. From grooming and dressing to transportation and meal preparation, our support workers are here to assist you in maintaining your independence.

Coordination Services

Coordination services involve the careful organization and management of your care plans. These services ensure that all aspects of your support are harmonized to meet your unique needs effectively and efficiently.

Enhancing Accessibility and Empowerment

Disability Aids

Disability aids are vital tools that enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. These can range from simple devices like modified utensils for easier handling, to more complex systems like customized wheelchairs or home modifications. Assist Lifestyle provides access to these aids, ensuring that they are perfectly suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

This specialized form of mental health support focuses on individuals recovering from mental health conditions. At Assist Lifestyle, our Psychosocial Recovery Coaches work with you to create a recovery plan that focuses on your strengths and resilience, promoting long-term wellness and independence.

The Role of Service Providers

NDIS Service Provider

As an NDIS Service Provider, Assist Lifestyle commits to upholding the highest standards of care. We are officially registered to deliver services under the NDIS, ensuring all regulatory and quality benchmarks are met. This guarantees that you receive safe, effective, and compassionate care tailored to your specific needs.

Health Support Worker

Our Health Support Workers are specialized in providing care that extends beyond physical needs, addressing the holistic health requirements of our clients. Whether it’s managing medications, providing mental health support, or assisting with physical therapy, they are trained to handle diverse health challenges.

Your Rights and Opportunities

NDIS Access Request Form

Understanding how to access the NDIS starts with the NDIS Access Request Form. This form is your first step towards receiving the benefits of the NDIS. Assist Lifestyle can guide you through completing this form and provide the necessary support documentation to streamline your application process.


An NDIS Plan outlines your goals and the funding available to achieve them. At Assist Lifestyle, our Support Coordinators specialize in helping you develop a comprehensive plan that reflects your needs and aspirations, ensuring that every aspect of your care is covered.

Employment and Inclusion

Jobs for This Search

While not a term typically found in a glossary, it’s important to recognize the opportunities for employment within the NDIS framework on the Sunshine Coast. Assist Lifestyle not only provides support but also creates job opportunities for those interested in contributing to our community’s well-being.

Join Us in Creating a Supportive Community

Believe in better care? So do we. Let’s get started! At Assist Lifestyle, we are committed to not just meeting but exceeding your expectations for quality NDIS support. We invite you to share this glossary with others who might find it helpful and to reach out to us for more detailed information or to discuss your needs in person.


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