NDIS Funding

NDIS registration provides assurance to NDIS participants that the NDIS provider’s services and supports meet the level of quality and safety stated in the NDIS Practice Standards. Not all providers are registered with the NDIS, so you can rest assured your loved one is in safe hands at Cahoots.

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You can use your NDIS funding to cover the cost of Cahoots Services

This information is of a generic nature. Any specific queries about applying for funding, funding reviews or how you can spend your NDIS funding should be directed to your NDIS Local Area Coordinator.

Cahoots can invoice to your plan through different funding categories:

  • CORE Supports such as Short Term Accommodation Assistance with Daily Living and Group Activities Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation”.

  • CAPACITY BUILDING Supports – “Increased Social and Community Participation”.

NDIS supports need to meet all the reasonable and necessary criteria. Cahoots does this by:  

      • Supporting you or your loved one to pursue the goals in your plan. 
      • Assisting you or your loved one to reduce the barriers and enable you to participate in activities such as social outings and recreation. 
      • Keeping costs of the support reasonable relative to the benefits. 
      • Designing our services to be effective and beneficial for your individual needs. 
      • Creating opportunities to pursue NDIS goals that family members, informal supports, and the community may not be able to provide. 

You can receive funding based on the NDIS Plan Goals you set in your planning meeting or review. The NDIS Goals you set are therefore important to which categories your funding will be allocated.

NDIS Goal Setting

Cahoots camps and programs are designed to support participants to work towards their NDIS Plan Goals.  

When setting your NDIS Plan Goals, it’s important to set goals that are realistic and empowering for you or your loved one. In your NDIS planning meeting or plan review you are likely to be asked to name 1-2 short-term goals (within 1 year) and up to 5 medium or long-term goals (over several years). You should think about what is important to you and where setting goals could improve areas of your life such as your independence, health, relationships, work, and social connection.  

There are typically three ways to classify NDIS Goals:

      • Social Goals
      • Physical Goals 
      • Independence Goals

Example goals that Cahoots can assist you or our loved one to pursue:

Short-Term Goals 

1: I would like to learn how to manage my own showering and getting dressed, so I can attend a school camp next year.

2: Over the next 9 months, I would like to develop an understanding of other people’s feelings and how to regulate my emotions around others, so I am able to participate in the community and make friends.  

Medium-Long Term Goals 

1: By the time I’m 18, I would like to build my social skills so I have the confidence to start working and earn my own income.   

2: Over the next few years, I would like to develop my independence, so I can take part in community activities without my mum with me.

Help with your NDIS plan review

Cahoots can write you a letter of support which you can submit to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to advocate for the inclusion of specific services or programs provided by Cahoots and costs. It outlines the comprehensive range of services offered by Cahoots and highlights how these services contribute to the development of capacity among individuals with disabilities. Overall, a letter of support serves as a persuasive tool to demonstrate the value and importance of Cahoots’ offerings within the context of the NDIS framework. This is a complementary service Cahoots offers to new and existing participants.  

We also suggest speaking to the other supports you work with about the benefits of attending Cahoots camps and programs, such as your behaviour support practitioner, occupational therapist etc. They may be able to advocate for the positive outcomes of attending a Cahoots camp or program for your NDIS planning meeting or review. 


Outcomes for Participants on Cahoots Services:

Outcome 1: Participants Develop Communication Skills (verbal communication and other methods)

1.1: Participant effectively communicates their needs and wants.

1.2: Participant effectively communicates questions or concerns.

1.3: Participant effectively regulates their emotions.

1.4: Participant displays appropriate social cues, etiquette and manners.

1.5: Participant is able to adapt communication styles.

Outcome 2: Participants Develop Connections with Peers

2.1: Participant engages appropriately and respects personal boundaries.

2.2: Participant shows empathy and learns to interact with others with care and respect.

2.3: Participant builds and maintains friendships/valuable in meaningdul relationships with others.

2.4: Participant engages in group settings and/or shares the space with others.

2.5: Participant compromises and treats others fairly.

Outcome 3: Participants Develop Independence/Future Life Outcomes

3.1: Participant develops secure and strong relationships with adults they can depend on.

3.2: Participant sets goals and actively works toward them.

3.3: Participant develops a positive identity and builds resilience.

3.4: Participant displays an understanding of healthy lifestyles choices, including physical activity and healthy nutrition.

3.5: Participant displays positive coping mechanisms.

Outcome 5: Participants Develop Leadership and Teamwork Skills

5.1: Participant engages in team sport, group activities, and/or cultural and community activities.

5.2: Participant displays personal and social growth through engagement in group activities.

5.3: Participant transfers what they have learnt from one context to another.

5.4: Participant shows support for others and works as a team to achieve a common goal.

5.5: Participant encourages others to get involved and contribute to a shared outcome.

Still have questions? Our friendly team are here to help and would be glad to assist in any way we can. To get in contact with us, please click here or call us on 1300 103 880.