Information about accessible accommodation and accommodation support under the NDIS.

Finding the best place for you

There are different types of accommodation and living arrangements available depending on your situation and needs. You may choose to live with or without support, in your own home or with your family. However, finding accommodation that best suits your individual needs isn't always easy.

There are many things to think about, like location, style, accessibility of the housing, and the support you need every day.

The articles below include tips and advice on moving out of home, choosing the best living setting for you, renting, and NDIS accommodation and in-home supports.

Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

The journey to receiving Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding is complex, although there are some things you can do to give yourself the best chance of success. We've put together a guide to help you navigate SDA.

Short-Term Accommodation (STA) and respite under the NDIS

Taking a break from your carer is beneficial to both of you. Not only does it help maintain positive family and carer relationships, but it also allows you the chance to meet new people and experience new things.

Navigating respite options through short-term accommodation under the NDIS can be confusing, so we’ve put together a guide to help you understand what it means and how to access it.

The right ingredients for a happy household

On Monday evenings, you’ll find housemates Dale, Tim, Josh and Paul winding down from work, preparing dinner, and getting ready for the latest episode of Masterchef. The group live in a Specialist Disability Accommodation share house provided by social enterprise Bedford Group at its Balyana location.

What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)? Your questions answered

Do you enjoy living independently but also require some extra support to meet your daily needs? If so, Supported Independent Living (SIL) may suit you. There is a lot to understand about SIL, and accessing funding can be a long process. In this article you will find answers to common SIL questions to help you understand if SIL is right for you.

Individualised Living Options funding explained

There are many options for people with disability to be supported in different ways in their homes through National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding. With so many options out there it can be hard to work out what supports you actually need, so we’ve put together some information about how you might be able to use an Individualised Living Options package (ILO) for flexible home supports.

Finding an accessible house in Australia

One of the biggest problems arising in Australia for people living with disability is finding an accessible house. It's even harder when there is limited housing options on the market.

Renting with a disability

If you're looking to move out of home and gain more independence, renting your own place or a room in a share house is a great way to increase your independence, meet new people and enjoy your own space. We've put together a comprehensive guide with everything you need to know about renting.

Jordin “flourishes” in supported independent living

Whether it's out in the community, with friends at his local Community Hub, or at home with his house mate, Jordin's independence has flourished this year.

Who can help?

There are a number of professionals who can help you work through the different aspects of NDIS funding and available housing, so you can find the most suitable accommodation.

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24-Hour Emergency

If you need urgent, emergency accommodation, 24-hour accommodation can provide you with a safe place to stay.

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When it comes to living independently in your own home it's important to find housing that is accessible and meets your needs.

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Long Term Accommodation

Long-term accommodation provides ongoing housing security, allowing you to get the most out of your life.

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Respite is a great form of temporary accommodation available when you or your carer need a break.

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Shared Living

Shared living is a housing option that allows you to live with people with similar needs, sharing household tasks and supporting one another.

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Short Term Accommodation

If you need somewhere to stay for a short period of time, there are some accommodation options able to meet your needs until you find long-term housing.

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Specialist Disability Accommodation

If you have complex support needs, specialised accommodation can meet these, helping you live a supported and fulfilling life within your community.

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Supported Independent Living

Supported independent living allows you to receive support in your home, alongside other people with disability with similar needs.

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If you’re looking to rent a house within your community that meets your needs there are supports available to help you on your rental journey.

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