Your ILO must be likely to be effective and beneficial for you. This means it’ll do what it’s meant to do, and it will help you. Your ILO support should help you have a place you can call home. You should be able to express who you are and make choices about your daily life activities.
Your Service Proposal will provide important information to help us work out if your ILO support is likely to be effective and beneficial for you. We’ll see if your supports provide the flexibility you need and if the mix of support will work in the long term.
For example, we need to check things like:
Does your Service Proposal clearly describe how your primary support will be provided?
This helps us understand what supports you’ll get, when you’ll get them, and who you’ll get them from. From this, we can better understand if the supports match what you need and want. It also helps us work out whether there are any risks to you or others and whether the supports are value for money.
- Are there one or more supplementary supports that provide flexibility and will sustain your primary support?
This helps us work out if your ILO supports are likely to be effective and beneficial. We’ll see if your supports provide the flexibility you need and if your primary support is sustainable.
- Is there evidence you’ve been involved with and agree to the Service Proposal?
Your Service Proposal isn’t likely to be considered effective and beneficial if you haven’t been involved in designing it or you don’t agree with it.
- How will your ILO supports fit with other home and living supports, or supports you use for things like recreation, work or study?
Your ILO support is more likely to be effective and beneficial if it works with other supports you use such as transport, assistive technology and capacity building supports. We’ll check this and make sure they’ll work together.
Usually, support to help you with work, study or daytime activities, is funded separately from your ILO. These supports are very important for helping you live the life you want. It’s important they’re described in your Service Proposal so you can be sure all your supports will work together.
It’s also a good idea to include other housing related supports in your Service Proposal. For example, you might need home modifications so your home suits your needs, or Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) if you meet the criteria. Again, this will help make sure all your supports work together.
ILO supports are for the support you get from other people. ILO supports don’t cover the house or accommodation itself. SDA relates to the house, accommodation building or physical dwelling, not the funding for supports.