National Ability Service

Assistance with Daily Living

Personal care supports relate to assistance with daily personal activities including assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily life. For example:

  • Personal hygiene, including showering, bathing, oral hygiene, dressing, and grooming
  • Toileting, bladder and bowel management, and menstrual care
  • Eating and drinking
  • Attending appointments
    Use of aids and appliances, hearing and communication devices
  • Mobility and transferring, for example moving in and out of bed and on or off the toilet;
  • Application of splints, basic first aid due to injuries sustained as a
    result of a participant’s disability.


Personal care support may be required across a variety of settings. For example, a participant living alone in their own home, living with family or other people, when undertaking social, recreational, education, or employment activities, or during holidays away from home.

For more information on Assistance with Daily Living, get in touch with our friendly team today.