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4 Steps to NDIS Housing Success

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C – Core
Cap – Capital 
CB – Capacity Building 

(Note that you only need funding if you cannot do this yourself.  The more you direct this yourself the better.)

 

 

IDEAS

This is the ideas stage where you work out what you want.



TASKS


Funded Supports if you need help


Timing


1. Working out your goal

 


CB – Coordination of Supports (Support Coordinator)


LAC – Local Area Coordinator (free)


Number 1 step!

Before change of circumstance/review meeting

 


2. Working out how much support you will need in your new home

 


CB – Improved Daily Living
(Allied Health) such as
OT - Occupational Therapist/

Psychologist/
Physiotherapist

C – Assistance with Daily Life (Support Worker)
Although they cannot provide a formal assessment, your current support staff can assist your informal supports (family, carers, friends) to estimate how much support you will need when you move out.

 


Prior to review meeting (if you need to ask for more Core funding).

You can also ask for CB – Improved Daily Living funding at the review and then get the assessment. The assessment will then assist a Change in Circumstances review to request more support hours to be funded for when you move.

 


TIP Create review meeting if needed - Add housing goal to plan to receive targeted funding

More help on setting your Housing Goal Here 

Step 2 Find Options

YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS

This is where you explore the housing options that will help you reach your housing goal.



TASKS


Funded Supports to Help


Timing


1. Exploring housing options: includes budget, location, liaising with Real Estates, moving logistics, exploring supports available


CB - Support Coordinator

LAC – Local Area Coordinator (free)


CB – Improved Living Arrangements


Before you start to look or sign up to any housing offer.


2. House with full access for your physical disability


SDA – Specialist Disability Accommodation OR

Home Modifications


After your review meeting as you WILL need extra funding to get the housing plan and assessments done to apply for your SDA level and for any major Home Modifications

Note: SDA level is set for life (unless you ask for it to be reviewed) so you only need to do this once

 

Once the application is made (sending the relevant information back to your LAC or NDIA planner) they will make a decision and get back to you.


TIP: Create review meeting if needed - Add housing goal to plan to receive targeted funding


3. Assistance with SDA application


Support Coordinator

OT – Occupational Therapist


After review


TIP: Search for available housing & apply

What Disability Housing Options are there - find out here

Step3 Pursue Options

FIND THE HOUSE AND GET IT

This is where you connect with providers, investigating options and finding the one you like the best.



TASKS


Funded Supports to Help


Timing


1. Connecting to housing or support providers


Support Coordinator

CB – Improved Living Arrangements


After housing options have been explored


2. Signing lease agreement with Real Estate OR

Signing service agreement with housing provider OR


Support Coordinator


CB – Improved Living Arrangements


After finding house


3. Creation, signing and monitoring of private agreements (ie host, shared house etc)


ILO – Individual Living Options


After finding house


4. Apply for SDA house


Support Coordinator

 


After SDA funding level is approved
&
After finding house


TIP: Move Out OR reapply if application was denied (this happens to everyone so just try again, do not let go of your housing goal)

Find out how to find the house and get it!

Step 4 Move out

MOVE OUT - MAKING YOU READY

This is the start of your adventure!



TASKS


Funded Supports to Help


Timing


1. Learn skills to become more independent


CB – Capacity Building tailored funding to learn skills


As soon as you can


TIP: Move again if you want something different – many people move lots of times in their life.

Your NDIS plan is Australia wide and will follow wherever you go – it is not attached to your house

Moving Out - Find out more

Disability Housing Options

WEBINAR:  Disability Accommodation & the NDIS

During this FREE 1 hour webinar our experts answer questions like:

1. What Accommodation options does the NDIS fund?

2. How can I include Accommodation in my NDIS Plan?

3. How do I find the best Accommodation for me?

Wednesday 13th May @ 2pm via Zoom
(Recorded version available)

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