How to find NDIS accommodation vacancies in Brisbane
September 5, 2022
If you’ve recently had funding approved for disability accommodation, it’s important to know the steps to take to find a home in Brisbane that suits your needs, wants and lifestyle.
In this blog, we outline how you can find the right NDIS accommodation for you.
- Familiarise yourself with the different accommodation housing categories
When the NDIS was developed, it was designed so that every person with a disability was matched with supports that suits their individual wants and needs. This may mean that a person on the NDIS is able to stay in their current home but is given funding for in-home supports that allow them to achieve their goals.
The different categories of NDIS housing are:
- Short and Medium Term Accommodation: Also known as respite care, short to medium term accommodation is a home away from home. It is not a long-term accommodation solution. To learn more, visit our STA/MTA page here.
- Specialist Disability Accommodation: Specialist Disability Accommodation is for participants with complex care needs. Purpose-built so that accessibility is not an issue, it allows participants the freedom to live life on their own terms. To learn more, click here.
- Supported Independent Living (SIL): Supported Independent Living is a type of support that helps participants with higher support needs to safely carry out tasks in their home, such as personal care or cooking meals. You can get funding for SIL even if you live with other NDIS participants. To learn more, visit our SIL page.
- Individual Living Options (ILO): Personalised support packages that are tailored to an individual’s needs. If you receive funding for this in your NDIS plan, it’s important to note that this arrangement is only for support services, and does not cover the cost of your accommodation. To learn more, visit our ILO page here.
Your NDIS plan will outline what type of accommodation you’re approved for. If you’re not sure what you’re covered for in your NDIS plan, reach out to the Aspire Hub team who can give you some guidance.
- Take note of the current tenants living in the property to see if you’re a match
If you’re looking for accommodation on an NDIS provider’s website, such as Aspire Hub, you’ll find a breakdown of what tenants already live in the property. The breakdown will include important information such as the number of tenants in the house, the level of support they require, their age and their interests and hobbies. Before applying for a property, it’s good to familiarise yourself with this information to ensure you’d be a good match for the existing members of the household.
- Research the suburb the house is in and see if it is right for you
Before you apply for NDIS accommodation, it’s important to conduct some research about the suburb to see if it’s right for you. Some factors to consider are:
- Will you be able to access the things you love doing? E.g. Sporting groups, volunteering, entertainment etc?
- Is the property close to essential amenities such as public transport, medical facilities, retail and dining precincts?
- Is it within an area that you’re already familiar with?
If you answered yes to all three items, it’s a good indication that you’ll like living in that area. Once you’ve completed this process, you’ll be one step closer to finding your dream home!
Are you a Gold Coast resident looking to take the plunge and move to the capital city of the Sunshine State?
Brisbane is a hive of activity all year round.
The heart of the city is an exciting cultural precinct that begs to be explored, while the outskirts of Brisbane offer majestic scenery and outdoor adventures galore.
Brisbane City Council is committed to making Brisbane an inclusive city for everyone to enjoy. Since 2012, Council has invested more than $230 million to make Brisbane more accessible, connected and inclusive through the Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan and Seniors’ Strategy. This means that:
- 100% of buses and CityCats are wheelchair and pram accessible
- The city has seven accessible aqua play facilities, and 40 all-abilities playgrounds
- The creation of the braille trail in the CBD, which runs from Reddacliff Place, down Queen Street Mall and on to Anzac Square. A braille trail is a pathway of paving with dot and dash patterns that can be followed by a person with impaired vision, using a cane.
- 520 tactile street signs (brightly coloured rectangular metal alloy panels, attached to pedestrian crossing signal poles) have been installed at busy intersections so people with disabilities can cross the street safer.
To learn more about accessibility and inclusion in Brisbane, click here.
Aspire Hub’s vacancies in Brisbane
If you’re looking for a reputable NDIS accommodation provider, look no further than Aspire Hub. With more than 30 years’ experience supporting Brisbane’s disability community, we’re here to find you accommodation that’s not only safe, accessible and suitable for your needs, but feels more like a house than a home.
Our NDIS vacancies in Brisbane are conveniently located close to amenities and bustling communities so you can make the most out of wherever you choose to be.
With vacancies for a range of supported accommodation including Short and Medium Term Accommodation and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), Aspire Hub is your trusted NDIS housing provider in Brisbane.
Visit our vacancies Brisbane page to view our current housing availability. If you don’t find something suitable, call us on 3074 9440 or fill out our contact form here. We’re always on the lookout for new homes for our customers and may have something available near you soon.
About Aspire Hub
At Aspire Hub, we’re proud to provide a range of supported accommodation services, in-home disability supports, social programs and community nursing for adults and children in Ipswich, Logan, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Perth. To learn about our full range of services, please visit our NDIS Housing & Services page.