NDIS individual living options for Gold Coast residents
August 1, 2022
NDIS Individual Living Options (ILO) are a fantastic package of supports for Gold Coast residents who want to live as independently as possible. Unlike other supports that are typically delivered in shared disability accommodation, you can receive ILO in the comfort of the home you’re already living in, if it’s deemed appropriate by the NDIS for you to do so.
In this blog, we explore what NDIS Individual Living Options are, who may be eligible for this type of funding, and how people with disabilities on the Gold Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Brisbane and beyond can access them through Aspire Hub.
What are NDIS Individual Living Options?
NDIS Individual Living Options are flexible support packages that are customisable to you and your unique needs. Unlike other NDIS housing such as Specialist Disability Accommodation, ILO is a package of supports rather than the type of home you live in. This means that you can access this arrangement in the house of your choosing, so if you live with family or friends and it’s appropriate for you to do so, you can receive ILO in the comfort of that home.
Each ILO arrangement is unique to your needs, but according to the NDIS guidelines, your package may include:
· Help with making decisions like where you want to live and what supports you need to make that happen
· Personal care, including help to shop, cook or pay bills
· Help to set up and manage your own home
· Help to build your independence
· Building and maintaining connection with others
· Help with making day to day decisions
· Support to manage your emotions or behaviour
· Unpaid volunteers, neighbours or carers who help you on a regular basis
· People who you call to help you when you need it (on-call)
· Training for the people who support you.
Because it is a package of supports, funding for ILO cannot be used for expenses like your rent or mortgage repayments.
Who is suitable for NDIS Individual Living Options?
Individual Living Options are an alternative to Supported Independent Living (SIL). The difference between the two is SIL involves paid personal supports and is most commonly used in a shared living arrangement, while ILO is more of a tailored approach that works with other funded supports and services you receive, as well as the help you might already get from your support network. You cannot receive funding for ILO and SIL at the same time.
ILO might work best for you if:
· you’re 18 or over
· you require at least 6 hours of daily help at home
· you don’t need daily registered nursing care or frequent support overnight
· you’re ready to explore alternative options for your home and living needs.
If you’re not already receiving funding for an ILO package but think you should be, get in touch with your NDIS plan manager and speak to them about how this support package could help you achieve your goals.
Aspire Hub’s NDIS individual living options Gold Coast vacancies
Our properties that are suitable for NDIS individual living options in Gold Coast are conveniently located in bustling suburbs like Labrador and Coomera so that you’re close to all the amenities you need. Aspire Hub can work with you to help you find accommodation that matches your goals and lifestyle so that your house feels more like a home. We list all our current vacancies here, but if you don’t see something that suits – don’t stress! We add new vacancies regularly, so be sure to fill out our contact us form to hear when new ILO properties are available.
If you choose to receive ILO in the home you already live in, our team of disability support workers can still assist you with some of the support items listed above.
Why work with Aspire Hub?
With more than 30 years’ combined experience in the industry and endless hours spent listening to our customers, you can feel confident that you are in safe hands with the team at Aspire Hub.
We’re passionate about helping people with disabilities maintain their independence and live life on their terms. As an NDIS registered provider, Aspire Hub meet strict government quality and safety requirements, so you know that you’re getting the best service possible.
If you’d like to learn more about our Individual Living Options or any other services we provide, call us on 07 3074 9440 or complete this form and we’ll get in touch!