In the previous blog, we delved into the new NDIS PACE initiative designed to enhance connections between participants and the NDIS. For more details, you can check out our blog.
In this article, we take a deep dive into the new PACE categories changes:
Changes to NDIS Support Types and Support Categories –
More plan flexibility for participants:
With budgets specified at this level as a total dollar figure, rather than detailed line-by-line costs, participants will have more flexibility in how they use their total budget.
NDIS plans developed in a new computer system won’t have service bookings. This shift reduces administrative burdens for providers and gives participants more choice and control, as funding is not pre-allocated to future supports.
Participants will still have access to stated and flexible supports, but these will now be categorized at the support category level.
NDIS plan will continue to have over 850+ support items and these will not change.
PACE is moving from 3 to 4 support types. Support types now include:
- Capacity building
- Recurring (New)
Your NDIS plan will move from 15 to 21 support categories.
The NDIS has split some of the existing categories to make the new categories easier to understand.
To simplify, we’ve presented a table below, showing the existing supports, name changes and new support additions.
Six new support categories (highlighted in green below) will be added, and some existing support category names will undergo changes (highlighted in blue below).
|PACE Support Types
|PACE Support Categories
|Assistance with Daily Life
Home & Living
Assistance with Social, Economic & Community Participation
Young People Living in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) – Cross Billing
Assistive Technology, Repairs & Rental
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
|Support Coordination & Psychosocial Recovery Coaches
Improved Living Arrangements
Increased Social & Community Participation
Finding & Keeping a Job
Health & Wellbeing
Choice & Control
Improved Daily Living Skills
As the implementation of this new system unfolds gradually, it is expected that there will be numerous inquiries and ongoing updates during the entire process. We are committed to keeping you informed as more details about PACE come in.
As your plan manager provider, Bridge 2 Disability Care is well-prepared for the PACE rollout. Our team will continue to support you through the changes, ensuring a smooth transition and a positive experience.
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