NDIS Accommodation​

Supported Independent Living

Supported Accommodation Providers

A home is more than four walls and a roof. It is an important space where we spend most of our time, sharing our lives with those around us and taking refuge from the outside world. Your home is where you carry out your daily routines and fall asleep at night, but also where you make memories and feel a sense of nostalgia and comfort. A home can be anywhere you are, but not everywhere you stay will feel like home.

A home, whether it’s shared or all your own, helps to shape your individual identity. It is important that your home is a safe space physically, mentally, and emotionally. People living with disabilities need Accommodation that improves their lives and has all the supports they need to live as independently as possible.

Whether you or your loved one experiences a disability, there are ample support services available with funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to ensure you can live your life to the fullest. Let’s take a look at exactly what this means and how you can make the most of your opportunities.

How Can Accommodation Help Someone With A Disability?

People living with disabilities often face extraordinary challenges with day-to-day tasks and activities but these challenges are never one and the same. Where some people may require assistance with everyday hygiene tasks such as showering and getting in and out of bed, others may require help with cooking, cleaning, and laundry as well.

There are innumerable possibilities for the amount of support someone may need and each participant’s plan will be completely different. That’s where Maple Community Services comes in as we can help you assess the best type of living arrangements to suit your needs and work on building life skills to help you live as independently as possible.

What is NDIS Accommodation?

If someone is living with a disability in Australia and it is determined that they don’t have access to suitable supported or assisted Accommodation, they can be considered for Accommodation funding by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Participants and their families are encouraged to discuss their home and living goals during a planning meeting to determine the requirement and level of home and living supports that are needed. The NDIS assists participants to live as independently as possible through funding of different categories of support systems

Why Choose Maple for Accommodation?

Maple Community Services specialises in providing supported independent living for people with disabilities in any home setting whether it is shared or in your private home, short term, medium term, or long term.

Our highly experienced team members can develop a plan with you to support all your needs under our core supports specialties and work with you to build personal skills to enable you to live as independently as possible whether you’re living in shared facilities or in your own home.

We are renowned for our extremely fast turnaround and approval times for Referrals. Please reach out to us for help with your SIL, Core Support, Plan Management, and Support Coordination Referral.

Does NDIS Pay for Accommodation?

The funding for Accommodation for people living with disabilities via the NDIS is only available to those with high-level functional impairments or high support needs. You will need to determine if you or your loved one qualify for the Special Disability Accommodation or Supported Independent Living funding options through the NDIA’s assessment and planning process.

The funding under SIL supports the assistance and support needed in these situations rather than the costs of the Accommodations themselves. Expenses such as rent, groceries, utilities, telephones, and internet access, as well as general household items such as furniture, appliances, and cooking utensils are the responsibility of the participant or may be supported through other government or non-government programs. Only assistive devices or aids can be supported through NDIS funding.

What Accommodation Does Maple Provide?

Maple Community Services has more than 20 dwelling options located within the greater Sydney Region that support individuals with any levels of support they need. We offer Accommodation services from single occupancy granny flats to apartments and shared homes that can be used for any of the following categories:

How Can I Access NDIS Accommodation?

The NDIS relies on evidence and advice from Allied Health Professionals to determine if a participant is eligible for Accommodation funding. The areas that health professionals must address are the following:

  • The significant impact of the participant’s disability on their mobility, self care and cognition.
  • The type of housing that would be appropriate for the participant
  • The other types of supports required for the participant to achieve their housing goals

During your planning meeting, you need to demonstrate to your planner why Accommodation is reasonable and necessary to your individual situation. Feel free to reach out to our support team at Maple for any advice and questions you may have surrounding the process.

Do I Qualify For NDIS Accommodation?

There are many factors that the NDIS considers before deciding on your available funding. The support service needs to be reasonable and necessary to help you achieve your goals, purpose, and aspirations.

The NDIS will fund SIL assistance for participants who have high support needs and require a significant amount of help throughout the day. You will be eligible if it is deemed the most appropriate support that we can provide for you. Accommodation funding is considered through the SDA when there is high-level functional impairments or high support needs.

The amount that the NDIS funds for you will depend on the amount of support you need to live as independently as possible. Arrange a planning meeting with us and we can discuss what supports you may need in and around the home and help you determine whether these are support you would benefit from.

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Here at Maple, we are committed to achieving your goals! Providing Support is the backbone of our purpose, we listen and act in realtime, and we empower our community through equal opportunities. It is our focus on building relationships with each and every one of our individuals, that sets us apart from the rest.

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