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How to utilize your NDIS consumable funds effectively

A range of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) products is available to help you to live more independently and assist you to participate in the community. 

The NDIS consumable budget is flexible. If you find that your everyday activities and goals change, you may reduce or increase the amount of support you receive for consumables and swap to support for other categories such as assistance with your daily life, assistance to participate in social and community activities or for transport.

Consumables can include a range of products that help you with your daily life and activities.

Continence aids

Experience confidence and discretion with the comprehensive range of ‘Continence Aids’ offered by Independence Australia, accessible through your NDIS funding. Our curated collection of products addresses various degrees of incontinence with tailored solutions that support your daily living.

Some examples of wound products include:

  • Disposable pads (nappies) and pants
  • Catheters 
  • Condom drainage
  • Leg bags 

Some people are not eligible to receive funding for continence aids under the NDIS scheme. If you are not eligible, you may be able to receive financial assistance to cover some of the costs of your continence products through the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS). The CAPS offers people a yearly payment that they can use to purchase continence aids.

Wound care

Explore the full range of wound care consumables available with your NDIS funding. Our options at Independence Australia include a variety of top-quality products for effective wound management, from dressings and bandages to cleansing solutions. Make the most of your NDIS plan with the right wound care consumables tailored to your specific needs.

Some examples of wound products include:

  • Dressings
  • Gauze and bandages
  • Compression stockings
  • Compression socks.

Skin care

Focused on meeting your unique skincare needs, Independence Australia offers an extensive range of skincare consumables suitable for those with disabilities.Under your NDIS funding, maintain your skin’s health and comfort with high-quality, accessible skincare products chosen specifically for your needs.

Some examples of skin care products include:

  • Wash creams
  • Barrier creams
  • Body lotions.

Step 1.

Cleanse PROSHIELD Foam and Spray

  • Foam and spray modes for easy cleaning
  • Rinse free – eliminates the need to scrub delicate tissue
  • Helps eliminate odour and break down dried stool
  • Gentle, non-irritating, pH balanced

Step 2.

Protect PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant

  • Safe and effective for the management of moisture related skin damage
  • Easy to apply, remove and use
  • Maintains skin integrity by protecting skin from exposure to faeces and urine
  • Helps protect skin against incontinence related dermatitis and moisture lesions
  • Helps prevent and temporarily protects chafed, chapped, or cracked skin
  • Adheres to moist or dry skin

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Nutritional products

Looking for the right nutritional consumables for your NDIS plan? Independence Australia offers a diverse line of high-quality dietary supplements and nutritional products. Whether you need meal replacements, specific dietary supports, or nutritional drinks, you can find these and more to maintain and improve your health within your NDIS funding.

Some examples of nutritional products include:

  • Supplements
  • High-energy, high-fibre oral supplements
  • Fortified juices

Furniture protection products

Keep your living space clean, safe and comfortable with our variety of furniture protection consumable items offered by Independence Australia. From bed and chair protectors to absorbent mats and covers, there’s a solution for protecting your home furnishings against damage and wear. Utilize your NDIS funding to ensure your home environment is preserved and enhanced, giving you peace of mind and continued independence.

Some examples of Furniture protection products include:

  • Chair pads for your chair
  • Mattress protectors for your bed
  • Fabric-backed sheep wool overlays for bed or chairs

Equipment to assist mobility

Catering to every individual’s unique needs, our range of NDIS-funded mobility aids assists in transforming challenges into possibilities. From state-of-the-art wheelchairs, canes to specialist mobility accessories, we supply quality equipment that offers you comprehensive support and comfort in every step of your journey.

Some examples of equipment to assist with your mobility include:

  • Mobility aids
  • Bed slide sheet or slide board
  • Foam or gel supports for your chair or wheelchair
  • Walking stick

Assistive technology

Tailoring to each individual’s distinct requirements, our collection of NDIS-funded assistive technologies helps turn obstacles into opportunities.

Some examples of assistive technology include:

  • Shower stool or bath seat
  • Communication boards
  • Screen-reading software
  • Vision or hearing devices
  • Beds and pressure mattresses.