Five most-asked questions on Independent Living Options
June 5, 2023
Independent Living Options (ILO) are a fantastic resource for participants seeking more freedom and autonomy in their lives. So, let’s look at the top five questions about Independent Living Options and find out how it can empower you, as a NDIS participant!
What are Independent Living Options?
Independent Living Options, or ILO, is a support designed to help individuals with disabilities to live more independently. These options provide capacity building supports to help people develop essential life skills, access community activities, and manage daily tasks. And the goal is to empower people with disabilities, enabling them to make their own choices and lead fulfilling lives.
Independent Living Options (ILO) offered through the NDIS are a vital resource for individuals with disabilities, enabling them to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. And by providing tailored support, ILO empowers you to develop essential skills, make choices, and actively engage in your communities. But remember, ILO is a package of supports rather than the type of home you live in. This means that funding for ILO can’t be used for accommodation expenses, like your rent or mortgage.
How do Independent Living Options Work?
ILO works by offering various types of support tailored to the unique needs of each individual. These options can include home modifications, personal care assistance, skill-building programs, access to assistive technology, and more.
With ILO, you can choose anyone you want to live with. You can live with friends, mentors or housemates, or you can live by yourself, for instance. Your ILO package will be customised and designed specifically for you, and your needs and goals.
What is the relationship between NDIS and ILO?
The NDIS covers a wide range of services, including Independent Living Options, to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. These services enable eligible participants to access funding and choose their preferred providers to meet their specific needs. You can find out exactly how ILO is funded here.
What is ILO NDIS and how can it benefit me?
What is ILO NDIS and how can it benefit me is a frequently asked question we receive! Well, great news! ILO offers a range of benefits, including:
- Increased independence: ILO empowers individuals to develop skills and confidence that are necessary for independent living, enabling you to participate more actively in society.
- Choice and control: With ILO NDIS, participants have the freedom to choose their support providers and tailor their services to align with their personal goals and preferences.
- Improved social participation: Independent living options promote community engagement, helping individuals develop social connections, explore interests, and enjoy a more inclusive lifestyle.
- Holistic support: ILO takes a comprehensive approach to support, addressing various aspects of your life, such as housing, employment, education, health, and wellbeing.
How can I access ILO NDIS?
If you or someone you know is eligible for the NDIS, exploring Independent Living Options can be a transformative step toward a more empowered and self-determined future. To access ILO, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria set by the NDIS. This involves having a permanent and significant disability that impacts daily living and being an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
And while ILO arrangements are determined on case-by-case basis, it’s worth exploring 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 think ILO might not be the right fit for you, contact us to explore other NDIS Plan options.
Eligible participants can then engage with the NDIS to develop a personalised plan and choose their preferred Independent Living Options providers. If you would like to find out more, contact us today.
Identifying trusted Independent Living Options providers
Not all ILO providers are created equal! So, providing better independence and support for NDIS participants requires an expert, qualified and dedicated team of professionals who can be trusted by you and your network. Because of this, remember to do your research when comparing providers, and ensure you choose a NDIS registered provider.
As a NDIS registered provider, Aspire Hub meet strict government quality and safety requirements, and have more than 30 years combined experience managing complex and high needs.
And with registered nurses, dedicated support staff and a hands-on customer engagement & success team, we are always looking to do things better to achieve the best results for our communities.