Home Modification

Home Modification

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding for home modifications to support individuals with disabilities to live independently and safely in their own homes. Home modifications can range from minor adjustments to major modifications and can include:

Access modifications

To access home modification funding through the NDIS, an individual will need to undergo an assessment with an occupational therapist. The assessment will identify the types of home modifications that will best support the individual’s needs and goals. The NDIS will then provide funding to cover the cost of the approved modifications.
It’s important to note that the amount of funding available for home modifications may vary depending on an individual’s circumstances and the level of support required. The NDIS may also require quotes from multiple providers to ensure the modifications are provided at a reasonable cost.
Overall, home modifications funded through the NDIS can play a crucial role in supporting individuals with disabilities to live independently and safely in their own homes. These modifications can enhance an individual’s quality of life and promote their overall wellbeing, while also reducing the risk of accidents and injuries in the home.

The NDIS provides support and funding

The NDIS provides support and funding for people with disabilities in Australia.
Home modifications are an important part of the NDIS program to help people with
disabilities live independently and safely at home.
1: Home modifications may include access modifications, bathroom modifications, kitchen modifications, bedroom modifications, and environmental controls. To access funding for home modifications, you will need an approved NDIS plan and have your home assessed by a qualified professional.
2: The NDIS may not cover the full cost of home modifications, and you may need to contribute some funds towards the modifications yourself. The NDIS can provide guidance on funding options and support you in accessing funding through other sources, such as state or local government programs.

Home modifications for people

Builders can play an important role in home modifications for people with disabilities. Here are some ways builders can contribute
Designing and planning: Builders can work with occupational therapists and other professionals to design and plan home modifications that are tailored to the needs of the person with a disability. They can ensure that modifications meet relevant safety standards and regulations.
Construction and installation: Builders can carry out the physical construction and installation of home modifications, such as ramps, grab bars, or lifts. They can also ensure that modifications are installed safely and in accordance with relevant building codes and standards. Project management: Builders can manage the entire process of home modifications, from design to completion. They can coordinate with other professionals involved in the project, such as occupational therapists, and ensure that the project stays within budget and on schedule.
Providing advice and guidance: Builders can provide advice and guidance on the best types of modifications to suit the needs of the person with a disability. They can also provide advice on funding options and help the person with a disability access funding from the NDIS or other sources. Overall, builders can provide valuable expertise and support in the process of home modifications for people with disabilities. By working closely with other professionals and the person with a disability, builders can ensure that modifications are tailored to individual needs and provide maximum benefits in terms of safety, accessibility, and independence.