Everything you need to know about ILO NDIS
February 9, 2023
Are you seeking disability supports or supported accommodation for yourself, a loved one or a client? If so, you may be wondering, ‘what is ILO NDIS’, how can I know if I’m eligible and where can I find suitable providers?
We answer some of the most frequently asked questions about ILO NDIS support and walk you through what it involves, who is eligible and what makes it unique!
What is NDIS ILO?
NDIS Individual Living Options, also known as ILO, is a support that helps you to find the best living arrangements for your needs. Not funding for accommodation itself, ILO is designed in two stages to help you make the best choices about your home.
The two stages of ILO support, are;
1. Exploring your options – this stage helps you create the ILO supports that best suit your needs. At this stage you will decide where you want to live, with who, what supports you’ll require at that home, and who will provide those supports.
2. Putting your supports in place – after completing stage one, stage two is all about executing your agreed plan. This could mean moving into new accommodation, and starting to receive supports.
What is an ILO NDIS provider?
An ILO NDIS provider plays an important part in understanding a person’s vision for their life, and developing the appropriate support arrangements to meet that vision. An ILO provider’s job is to support participants to make decisions about things like where and with whom you live, and how their supports can enable them to reach your goals.
Aspire Hub’s ILO services are carefully tailored to your preference and goals, so you can get the most out of your living arrangements.
Enquire now about ILO with Aspire Hub.
What is the difference between SIL and ILO?
This is a common question, as the two packages may sound similar! Both are a type of NDIS funding, and involve home or accommodation related support services. So, what exactly is the difference? The main differences are regarding eligibility, and how to apply.
ILO is primarily a support package, which includes a minimum of six hours of support per day. It can be up to 24 hours of daily support. SIL is a living arrangement, in which participants have both rostered support staff and 24/7 paid support.
It’s important to remember that ILO is a package of supports, not a type of accommodation. Funding for ILO cannot be used for expenses like your rent or mortgage. If you’re wanting to learn about the NDIS housing services we offer, click here.
How do you know if ILO is the right option for you?
Individualised living options could be right for you if:
· You are 18 or over, or are 17 and thinking about your future living arrangement
· You require support at home, either formal or informal, for at least 6 hours a day
· You are ready to explore your home and living needs and your options.
· You’d like to invest time and effort towards creating your future home.
If you would like help to design and manage your ILO, don’t be afraid to ask a close and trusted friend or family member in this process!
An individualised living option might not be right for you if you need less than 6 hours of support at home a day, or you need 24-hour rostered support from one or more support workers, including frequent overnight support.
What are the benefits of ILO?
ILO NDIS can take into account how you might like your family and friends to be part of your support, and can work with funded services so that all the different supports flow together.
It’s a good option for people who do not want to be restricted to living in areas where group homes are located, as you can use the package to live anywhere.
The flexibility of funding means ILO may be the best way to meet your needs, and management of the funding is also flexible as you can either self-manage, get help from a plan manager to run it, or it can be managed by a provider.
How do I get ILO funding?
To apply to access ILO funding, you will need a goal in your NDIS plan about exploring home and independent living options. You will also need to complete a Home and Living Supports Request Form.
You will also need to complete a Home and Living Supporting Evidence Form, which tells the NDIS that you require home and living supports that can’t be met through mainstream, community, informal or other supports. Any ILO funding that you request needs to meet the NDIS’s reasonable and necessary criteria, which you can find here.
Remember, ILO require pre-approval from the NDIS. If you’re not sure if you have funding, or for help applying for funding, get in touch with us at Aspire Hub here.
How long will I have to wait to access ILO?
With a guaranteed within 48 hours, dedicated support team and personalised approach, our friendly team can offer you support as soon as possible.
Contact us here to find enquire about ILO at Aspire Hub.