I can measure life skills as related to mental illness
In order to be eligible for the NDIS, you need to show you have substantially reduced functional capacity. The Life Skills Profile, or LSP-16, is a tool used by the NDIA to measure functional capacity.
You will see that the LSP-16 is for a support worker to fill in and the NDIA prefer it to be completed by someone who has done training. Even if your support worker hasn’t done the training, it is useful for them fill in.
This tool will help you to better understand how your mental health impacts your day-to-day life, and whether the impact is substantial enough for you to be eligible for the NDIS.
Some of the questions are quite confronting, so it is good to have someone with you when you read back through your support worker’s responses.
Other tools that can help include the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS). More details on these tools can be found in Project This should read: Embark’s resource I Can Help People Join the NDIS.
To answer these questions, your support worker should think about how you have been in the past three months.
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