When it comes to your NDIS funding, it can be a daunting task knowing how and where you can spend the funding, to the best way to utilise your consumable funds. Your support co-ordinator is always the best to consult however here are some tips on using your consumables funding for reusable continence products!
Consumables (Support Category 03) are a support category available to assist participants with purchasing everyday use items, such as continence products. Most of the Conni range can fall under consumables funding, in particular, bedding, chair protection, floor mats, swimwear and underwear.
Knowing how to get the best value for your funding is important. You have choice and control over where and how your funds are spent, so it is always a good idea to do your research on products and suppliers to ensure you are getting the best product, deal and service for you and your needs. When it comes to your NDIS funding, it can be a daunting task knowing how and where you can spend the funding and the best way to utilise your consumable funds.
Now we’ve got the NDIS lingo out of the way, let’s have a look at the Conni range and how they can assist you with day to day living and to achieve goals.
Bedding protection is a must-have for all. Whether it's to protect your mattress and pillows from fluids, a bed pad for overnight use, occasional accidents, leaking pull-ups, excessive sweating, travelling or all of the above, we’ve got a product just for you.
Conni absorbent and waterproof bed pads assist in the management of incontinence. They are a hero product that eliminates the need to change all bedding if an accident occurs. Our bed pads can fold down nice and small and are easy to pop into a bag or suitcase to take along on holidays, school camps and sleepovers, allowing for a worry-free adventure. Conni Bed Pads come in three main styles; with tuck-ins, without tuck-ins and fitted. Our range can protect all mattress sizes. If you need more information to help you choose the right one for you, check out our bed pad guide.
Conni also has a range of mattress and pillow protection specifically designed for you and your needs. The Conni Micro-Plush mattress and pillow protector range is slightly absorbent, leak-proof and extra comfortable, so you can even sleep directly on them, perfect for people with excessive sweating and or drooling.
Our toggle mattress protectors (with matching pillow protectors) are a waterproof mattress protector that is secured with toggles and a drawstring, making it easier for people with dexterity issues to fit on the bed.
All Conni Bedding is also Oeko-tex standard 100 approved, meaning it is free from harmful substances and chemicals…That’s a huge plus!
Our Conni Chair Pads have the same technology as our bed pads, meaning they are slim and discreet with high absorbent capacity and are leak-proof. If you’re in a wheelchair, want seat protection for all modes of travel or have mobility equipment, then chair pads are a great way to keep seats clean, dry and hygienic. They come in 2 sizes and can be folded down to fit into a handbag or backpack, meaning you can get out and about without worrying about leaks when sitting down.
Want to have the confidence of not slipping when hopping out of the shower or bath? Need an absorbent mat by the sink so you can have the confidence to do the dishes or laundry without slipping on water splashes? Our Conni Anti Slip Floor Mats have got your covered! They are absorbent, low profile and anti-slip, allowing you to feel safe from slips and falls where fluid may be present.
If you experience light bladder leakage (LBL) and want a washable and re-usable alternative to disposable incontinence pads, then our underwear is just the thing for you! Conni underwear looks like regular undies, with slimline absorbent layers and a discreet leak-proof backing that will keep you feeling comfortable, protected and free to enjoy your daily activities. Our discreet underwear come in women’s, men’s and children’s sizes and styles.
If you’re a swimmer, have hydro-therapy or just love the beach then our Conni Containment Swim Shorts might just be the thing you need to enable you to participate in the water activities you love. They are an eco-friendly, washable and reusable solution to disposable swim nappies that are designed to contain bowel and bladder matter within the shorts. Our swim shorts offer a safe, secure and confident aquatic experience for people of all ages.
Purchasing Conni products:
Don’t forget, when it comes to purchasing products with your NDIS funding, you have choice and control over what products you need and where you will purchase them from.
However your funding is set up (e.g. self, plan or agency managed). Buying reusable Conni products with your consumables funding can be done quick and easy directly through our website. Visit our NDIS page to find out how to process your order based on your funding (self, plan or agency).
Are you already purchasing your other consumables (e.g. pull-ups) through a supplier? We have a range of retailers who can help facilitate your Conni consumables order. If you want to try and limit the suppliers you use, we suggest contacting your existing one’s and querying if they stock our range.
Hopefully, this has covered some of your NDIS questions. If you need further information or require assistance with placing an order, please feel free to reach out, our specialised NDIS customer support team will be more than happy to help!