One way to find a specialist disability accommodation vacancy is to use the specialist disability accommodation finder . Providers can list specialist disability accommodation vacancies as they become available.

Once you find specialist disability accommodation you like, you can then contact the provider who has the vacancy. Our specialist disability accommodation finder also has information about all enrolled specialist disability accommodation, in case you’d like to talk to a provider about future vacancies.

If you want help to talk to a provider, you can ask your support coordinator, local area coordinator, or your friends and family. Make sure you tell providers the design category, building type and location that is in your plan.

You can talk to as many specialist disability accommodation providers as you want so you can find the right provider. We can fund support coordination to help you to find a provider if you need it.

When do you need to use a specific provider?

Below are 2 situations when we might recommend a specific provider. 

When a specific specialist disability accommodation provider is best for your support needs

Your disability may mean you need a very specific type of care that only specific kinds of specialist disability accommodation can provide. We might specify a provider in your plan that can offer you the kind of specialist disability accommodation you need.

This might be because you need a particular person to give you specialist care, and you need to live in a specific specialist disability accommodation to get support from them.

We’ll only do this in limited situations, and we’ll talk to you about this.

When you need to keep getting specialist disability accommodation from your current provider

In some rare situations, we fund specialist disability accommodation to make sure you can keep getting the same supports and care. We call this continuity and stability.

If so, we’ll note in your plan that your specialist disability accommodation should be supplied by your current provider.

We include this only if changing providers would be a risk to your health or safety. If so, we’ll talk to you about what this might mean for you.

What happens if the type of specialist disability accommodation you have in your plan isn’t available?

Sometimes the specialist disability accommodation in your plan won’t be available yet. We’ll still include the specialist disability accommodation funding in your plan. You might be moving from one life stage to another and this can take some time. You can:

  • talk to your support coordinator or local area coordinator to help you find an alternative place to live
  • use your other funded supports flexibly in the short term or use additional supports so you can keep living in your current home while you wait
  • talk to us about reviewing your plan if your support needs have changed.

We can also let providers know if there are lots of people who need specialist disability accommodation homes through the specialist disability accommodation finder .

Once you move into a home, you can start using your specialist disability accommodation funding.

This page current as of
10 November 2021
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