NDIS Meal Preparation

Core Supports

Meal Preparation Services

Consuming a healthy diet with regular, nutrient-packed meals is essential to our well-being. But eating healthy starts with planning and preparation. Unfortunately, creating a delicious, healthy meal may be a challenge for people living with disabilities. With Maple Community Services Meal Preparation Support, you don’t have to sacrifice your well-being and you can achieve your nutrition goals.


Whether you or your loved one experiences a disability, Maple can help you with Meal Preparation with the help of funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to ensure you live your life to the fullest.

How Can Meal Preparation Services Help Someone With a Disability?


We know that disabilities come in many forms, so not everyone faces the same challenges. Eating a healthy diet is an important part of your overall health. Nutritional deficits of vitamins or nutrients can make a person’s pre-existing disability worse and introduce even more challenges to their life. If you are living with a disability that limits your ability to stick to a healthy meal plan, you don’t have to suffer in silence.


If your ability to plan and prepare for meals is limited, your NDIS funding could potentially help you. Whether you struggle to put together a healthy weekly menu, you have special dietary requirements, you are unable to cook or do food prep, or you are unable to buy food on your own, our Meal Preparation Support can help you. Together, we’ll work to create a healthy and sustaining meal plan based on your personal tastes and needs.

What Meal Preparation Services Can Maple Provide?

Maple Community Services can help with a myriad of Meal Preparation tasks based on your personal needs to ensure you are getting a healthy and balanced diet to improve your quality of life. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Constructing meal plans and menus
  • Shopping for ingredients
  • Preparing or assisting with cooking meals
  • Washing up
  • Helping with food storage and organisation
  • Splitting food into daily meals

Why Choose Maple for Meal Preparation Services?

At Maple, we are full service support providers. That means we go above and beyond to not just prepare your meals, but make sure that you are eating the best you can be.

  • We have experience and empathy and will do all we can to improve your quality of life.
  • We create relationships with our clients and provide a personalised service, getting to know your likes and dislikes, as well as your nutritional needs.
  • We will take into consideration your personal needs when we go about our food purchasing and preparing.
  • We are trustworthy, timely, and communicative.
  • We understand the importance of a nutritional, balanced, and enjoyable diet, and how this can significantly impact your physical and mental health.
  • We are renowned for our extremely fast turnaround and approval times for Referrals.

Do I Qualify For Meal Preparation Services Under the NDIS?

There are many factors that the NDIS considers before deciding on your available funding. The support service needs to be reasonable and necessary to help you achieve your goals, purpose, and aspirations.

Meal preparation and menu plans are covered under the Core Supports category and considered as Assistance with Daily Activities. If you are unable to cook a meal or shop for ingredients because of your disability, you should be covered under the NDIS funding to pay for meal preparation and even have meals delivered to you.

The specifics of your NDIS Plan will determine how you can use the available funds. If you’re not sure if your needs fall under this category, we can help you clarify with the NDIA exactly what is and isn’t covered under your personalised plan.

What Meal Preparation Services are Available Under NDIS?

The NDIS will cover the cost of having your meal prepared and delivered to you. It doesn’t cover the cost of ingredients as these are considered to be ‘everyday expenses.’ Since this is the case, most meal service providers use a standard formula for all their meals instead of itemising each ingredient in a dish. By doing this, it breaks down the cost for preparation, delivery, and ingredients and this may vary depending on the provider. Generally, providers use a co-pay method where NDIS funding will cover around 70% of the price of the meal and 30% is covered by the participant.

How Do I Access Maple Meal Preparation Services?

First of all, get in touch with us online, by phone, or in person! We can meet with you, help assess your dietary needs and what’s covered and available to you under the NDIS, and then partner you with the right people. Together, we’ll create a plan that works for you to make sure you're eating a balanced and nutritious diet that will keep you as healthy as you can possibly be.

Can you use NDIS for Meal Preparation?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds reasonable and necessary supports that are connected to the disability you are living with and each participant's NDIS Plan is different. The NDIS can provide you with funding to use Maple’s Meal Preparation services if you are unable to do it yourself.

Unfortunately, the NDIS does not cover the cost of the food itself. The services are provided to participants subject to the rules set out in the NDIS price guide, but we will work to make sure you can make the most of what’s available to you.

Why choose Maple for Core Supports?

We build relationships​

To us, you are not just a number, or an account, or even just an individual; you are an integral part of our community. Our priority is getting to know you as a person, building a supportive team around your needs, and helping you achieve what you set out to.

We are experts

Our Team is comprised of highly experienced Support Workers and Management Staff; all from varying walks of life. We work hard to match you up with the best Support Workers around; those that can speak your language, have the same interests, and have experience working with like-minded people.

We are committed

Whether it’s 9pm on a Wednesday or 11am on a Sunday; our team is always active, committed to ensuring you have the supports you need in place when you need them. We are committed to providing the best Customer Service in the industry, and that’s why people choose us!

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Here at Maple, we are committed to achieving your goals! Providing Support is the backbone of our purpose, we listen and act in realtime, and we empower our community through equal opportunities. It is our focus on building relationships with each and every one of our individuals, that sets us apart from the rest.

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