Supported independent living is usually funded when you live with other participants and share supports with them.
If you are not sharing your supports with other participants, supported independent living is only one of many support options that may suit you. There may be other home and living options that better suit your needs and preferences.
If you are not sure what home and living support is best for you individualised living options can be a good place to start.
If you need support because of your disability to live in your home, you can contact us and we will help you explore and work out which options suit your needs. You may also want to explore assistive technology, home modifications, individualised living options or other personal care supports . Find out more about other home and living supports.
Supported independent living may be the best option for you if you need significant person-to-person support provided by a disability support worker, including overnight support.
To work out if we can fund supported independent living we’ll need to get information from you about your current and future home and living goals, as well as your support needs.
This will help us decide what home and living support we can fund. You can help us by filling in a Home and Living Supports Request Form or talking to us about your situation.
When deciding if we can fund supported independent living, we think about:
- if it meets the NDIS funding criteria
- how old you are
- how much support you need in your home every day
We’ll also look at whether you can share this support or need support to live alone.