In order to request funding for NDIS supports to travel with us, you must show that a trip with ClubMates Travel can be considered a fair and reasonable support under the NDIS Act 2013.
View the full Guidelines at https://ourguidelines.ndis.gov.au/how-ndis-supports-work-menu/reasonable-and-necessary-supports
Each support must meet these criteria individually. The below is a guide on how to address them:
A holiday with ClubMatesTravel provides opportunities for participants to engage in new experiences, develop new skills, and build their confidence and independence. This can help participants achieve their goals related to social and community participation, personal development, and building life skills. Additionally, ClubMates’ support staff are trained to provide individualised support and guidance to participants, helping them to navigate new environments and activities, and to build their capacity to manage their disability in new and challenging situations.
Supported holidays allow the participant to undertake socially and economically beneficial activities within the broader community. During the trip, participants have the opportunity to engage in social activities, manage their travel budget, meet new people, and build social connections. This can help to reduce social isolation and improve the participant’s overall well-being. Participating in these holiday activities in another setting would otherwise provide significant barriers.
A holiday with ClubMates represents value for money as it provides a unique and enriching experience for NDIS participants that cannot be achieved through other forms of support, such as in-home care or day programs, making it a cost-effective option for NDIS participants. ClubMates also provides transparency in their pricing. We use the NDIS price guide as a base to calculate costs of supports and work closely with participants to ensure their funding is maximised and used effectively.
All our supported holidays are aligned with current good practice in disability support and travel. ClubMates employs trained and experienced support crew who are knowledgeable in person-centred disability support and travel, ensuring participants’ safety, comfort and enjoyment throughout the trip. We partner with trusted and accessible accommodations, transport providers, and tour operators, ensuring the accessibility and inclusivity of the travel experience.
ClubMates provides reasonable and necessary supports that complement, rather than replace, the support provided by families, carers, and the community. The funding or provision of a holiday with ClubMates is based on the principle of providing the level of support required for the participant to achieve their goals while ensuring that the participant’s family, current carers, and the community are not unduly burdened or disadvantaged. Some travel expenses are not deemed as reasonable or necessary, for example spending money and Travel Insurance.
While some general systems of service delivery may provide travel services, they may not have the knowledge, expertise or experience required to provide appropriate support for people with disabilities. Additionally, reasonable adjustments required under anti-discrimination laws may not necessarily provide the level of support required for people with disabilities to access and enjoy travel experiences. Therefore, the NDIS funding for a holiday with ClubMates may be the most appropriate way to ensure that participants receive the necessary support to fully participate in their chosen travel experience. Holidays have no other government funding associated with them, so it therefore is recommended that you claim as much as possible from the NDIS.
Click below to download our PDF NDIS Travel Fact Sheet