Specialist disability accommodation is designed to work together with a number of different funded supports. When we decide if you’re eligible for specialist disability accommodation, we think about what other supports you need and how they’ll work together. We only fund specialist disability accommodation if it’s a better option for your disability support needs than other supports alone.
If you have a home and living goal, we’ll help you explore what options are right for you. To find out if you’re eligible for specialist disability accommodation, we’ll start by getting you to complete the Home and Living Supports Request Form .
This helps us understand your daily support needs. Then we can talk about the home and living supports that best meet your needs.
You only need specialist disability accommodation if you need to live in a specialised home, and you also need very high levels of person-to-person support.
To work out if you’re eligible for specialist disability accommodation, we ask:
- Do you have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs?
- Do you have a specialist disability accommodation needs requirement?
- Does specialist disability accommodation meet the NDIS funding criteria for you?
The information you include in your Home and Living Supports Request Form helps answer these questions. If we need to, we might ask for other evidence about your support needs, such as a report from an allied health professional. We use all the evidence you give us to work out if you are eligible for specialist disability accommodation.
If you were living in specialist disability accommodation when you became a participant, you’ll still be eligible. We’ll work with you to check what kind of specialist disability accommodation we can fund if you want to move to a different home.
Most participants don’t need to live in a specialised home. If you don’t need specialist disability accommodation, we’ll talk to you at your planning meeting about other home and living supports that better suit your needs. For example, we may talk to you about whether assistive technology or home modifications could work for you instead.
Find out more about other home and living supports.