Assistance with Daily Life is a type of support offered for everyday tasks and personal care.

Within the framework of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Assistance with Daily Life (ADL) is a funding sub-category categorised under Core Supports. The main goal of ADL is to assist individuals with the necessary aid for their daily personal activities. Once approved for NDIS funding for assistance with daily living, individuals become eligible to access support aimed at enhancing their daily personal activities or household chores, helping to improve their overall independence and life skills.

Because each person living with a disability has their own unique needs, the type of daily support participants receive will differ from one person to another. ADL is customised to the participant and their specific needs so that everyone gets the assistance they need to live a more self-sufficient life.

Key Benefits of ADLs:

What is the Difference between ADL and SIL?

ADL and Supported Independent Living (SIL) both fund personal attendant care. ADL is often used to support participants with specific daily activities, whereas SIL is intended for participants who require 24/7 care and are often in shared living arrangements. Participants who have higher levels of daily support needs and require specialised housing may receive Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding.

What Support Does Assistance with Daily Life Cover?

Simply put, Assistance with Daily Life encompasses all the tasks and activities individuals undertake on a day-to-day basis. This includes activities such as personal grooming, meal preparation, household chores, and community engagement. Examples of support covered by Assistance with Daily Life include:

The ADL funding category is designed to accommodate participants' needs, regardless of the extent of support required. Participants may receive assistance from support workers, who may either assist them directly with tasks, supervise them as they acquire independence, or perform tasks on their behalf if necessary.


While NDIS Assistance with Daily Life aims to enhance independence and goal achievement, certain items are not covered, including:

  • Food or ready-made meals (including delivered meals)
  • Household consumables such as cleaning supplies
  • Personal items unrelated to disability needs (e.g., toiletries, cosmetics)
  • Rent, board, or mortgage payments
  • Tickets for recreational events or activities

The level, type, and cost of support provided for Assistance with Daily Living will vary depending upon each participant's unique support requirements. Complex needs may necessitate more extensive support, while others may require assistance with specific tasks only.

Support under Core Supports pertains to essential assistance required for participants to carry out daily activities comfortably and safely, covering the costs of support workers. Support under Capacity Building focuses on developing participants' skills to promote independent living to reduce the level of support required on a day-to-day basis. Costs of assessments, therapy, and training are covered.

Assistance with daily life household tasks

Maximizing Assistance with Daily Life Funding

Our team of experienced NDIS support coordinators at Para Ability Community Care (PACC) can help participants understand, implement, and make the most of their plan. With years of experience in the NDIS and disability support services sector, our team has built an extensive network of trusted providers throughout north eastern Adelaide who can assist participants with their objectives. We help individuals connect and develop relationships with the relevant service provider who can help them with their day-to-day tasks. Whether participants require the services of a gardener or require assistance with meal preparation, our expert team of support coordinators are here to help.