Improved Daily Living

Support to build and improve life skills

This category includes many different supports to help build skills like budgeting skills, general life skills, training for carers, counselling, and therapy assessment and support. At breakthru we have Occupational Therapists, counsellors, social workers  and psychologists to support your ndis goals to maintain, improve and build your life skills. 

We can help you develop, build and maintain the skills to live in the way you wish at home and participate more in your local community. 

If you have a current NDIS plan with approved funding for ‘improved daily living’ under your capacity building supports category, you may be eligible to access a range our Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Counselling services

breakthru supports a range of customers with disability, but our focus area is adolescents and adults from 15 to 65 years. If you’re interested in our Improved Daily Living supports, simply click the get started button to speak to one of our friendly staff today. 


Improved Daily Living Supports

breakthru can help you with a number of supports to improve your daily living and general well being. Some of these supports may include:

Individual Assessments and Reporting

Many of our customers require the support of a health professional to maintain or improve participation at home or in the community. Our friendly team of Allied Health professionals can help assess and provide a detailed report so you can get access to the right support, funding and equipment for your specific needs and goals.

Therapy Programs

Our team of registered Allied Health professionals, occupational therapists, psychologists , social workers  and counsellors can help you strengthen your life skills to achieve your goals through an individualised support program.

They can work with you and your support team to work out a plan to support your goals This could include help with language and communication, interacting with other people, managing anxiety,  interacting with your environment and prescribing equipment. We can also provide therapy in individual and group formats 

Daily Living and Life Skills

Our team of trained support workers and allied health staff can help you  identify strategies to manage your day to day life. We can help you learn how to travel more independently, as well as manage other daily tasks like showering, dressing, cleaning, cooking, budgeting, meal planning and more – all depending on your needs.

Care Support and Advice

If you’re a primary caregiver for a person with a disability, our specially trained staff can help support you in your duties and offer advice alongside our plans and assessments to ensure you feel confident and supported in your role as a carer. Our health professionals can also provide education and training to carers  in line with your plan goals and needs 


What is Improved Daily Living?

Out of the three primary categories in an NDIS plan, Improved Daily Living falls under the Capacity Building category. This sub-category is used to allocate funding specifically to be used for training or support to develop maintain or increase skills for independence and community participation. 

Funds for Improved Daily Living are most commonly put towards  therapeutic support services. At breakthru we have OTs, Counsellors, Social Workers and Psychologists who can provide support under this category. Occupational Therapy services, can  provide access to functional assessments, environmental supports (home or workplace modifications) and prescribing assistive technology. OTs can also help build programs to achieve and build independence with everyday tasks such as showering, dressing, eating and enhancing community participation.

It’s important to note that while Improved Daily Living can be used to compile assessments and reports, the funding used to pay for any Assistive Technology or Home Modifications must come out of the Capital support purpose category.

How do I get funding for Improved Daily Living?

If you’re about to apply for an NDIS plan or your existing plan is about to be renewed, it’s important to compile as much information as possible. To access capacity building and improved daily living funding, you must be able to describe the barriers you face on a day to day basis (i.e. difficulty showering, cooking, or taking public transport). 

In most circumstances it’s also advisable to have your GP write a letter detailing these barriers and any general recommendations they might have to improve daily living. For applicants that want to be certain, a functional assessment from a registered occupational therapist may also be worth while, however this is not required. breakthru can provide this service for customers and a fee for service model.

Why choose breakthru?

As a registered NDIS provider with over 25 years of experience supporting people with disability, we’re here to help you achieve your goals.

Our team of compassionate and highly trained support staff offer highly personalised care to ensure you feel comfortable and supported as we work together to build your capacity so you can live more independently.


Our Locations

We offer Improved Daily Living supports in the following locations


Occupational Therapy

  • Cairns (QLD)
  • Brisbane (QLD)
  • Western Melbourne & Surrounds (VIC)


  • Tuggerah (Central Coast NSW)
  • Western Sydney & Surrounds (NSW)
  • Western Melbourne & Surrounds (VIC)


  • Tuggerah (Central Coast NSW)
  • Western Melbourne & Surrounds (VIC)

Support Worker

  • Western Sydney & Surrounds (NSW)
  • Wallsend (Northern NSW)