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Your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan can include supports to help you:

  • Pursue your goals
  • Increase your independence.

This can involve supports to help you with shopping.

What can I ask for?

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary for you. This means they are related to your disability and are needed for you to live your everyday life and achieve your goals.

The types of support the NDIS may fund you include:

  • Transport for you to do your shopping
  • Support to assist with shopping including getting around independently.

Supports could include therapy time for strategies, specialised equipment, or the provision of a carer or other support person.

What type of equipment could I get funding for?

There many types of equipment available. You should first think about what current difficulties you have with shopping. Do you have any problems with:

  • Seeing prices and products?
  • Identifying and managing your money?
  • Knowing where products are in a shop?
  • Identifying colours of clothing or other items?
  • Carrying or generally managing your shopping?
  • Knowing how to find a shop in a larger complex?

Specialist providers can provide more details on different strategies to use and the type of equipment that may be useful.

What other support is available?

There may be different ways to do your shopping independently. To see what other options are available speak with a provider who can advise what else may be available.