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Setting NDIS Housing Goals

What Should You Prepare For?

It would be best to inform your family members that you plan to leave. You may be asked why so it is helpful to have thought about the answer beforehand.

Why Do You Want To Move Out?

Many people feel content in their homes, but they want to move somewhere else.

Sometimes people feel unhappy in their homes and require a change.

My Goal For Moving Out.

You and your disability support service provider can work to find the perfect home by first setting your objectives for moving out.

Many types of housing are available, including Supported Independent Living and there are ways to receive funding and support.

If you are eligible for NDIS funding, you can add a housing goal to your NDIS plan by calling NDIA/your LAC.

If you have a housing goal, your family and friends can help you determine how much financial support is needed to move out.

An assessment by an allied healthcare practitioner, such as an OT or Psychologist, can help you determine how much support you need.

You can also ask your support workers to estimate how much funding and additional support you will need if you have them.

Who Will Assist Me in Moving?

Get together your friends and family to help you move.

You may need help:

  • To understand the housing market
  • On ways to access financial help
  • To take you to assess your new accommodation place (Supported Independent Living)
  • To pack your boxes so you can move out smoothly

How Can I Include My Housing Goal in My NDIS Plan?

Now that you have your housing goal and your support requirements, it’s time to schedule a review meeting with your LAC planner or NDIA planner to add another goal.

Support needs may include skill-building in independent living, such as budgeting, cleaning, and cooking. These supports can be started as soon as you receive funding (Capacity Building funding).

How Can I Tell My Family and Friends That I’m Moving Out?

Telling people you live with about your desire to move can be a daunting task. Some tips to start the discussion are:

  • Talk to them at a calm time, like during dinner or house meetings. Or ask if they would be willing to have a conversation about something. You might begin the conversation with why you are moving.
  • Focus on the positive aspects of your move. 

How Will I Feel At My New Place?

It can be challenging to let go of your current home and the people you live with. Alternatively, it may be easier to move away if you are unhappy with your current situation. If you’ve been loved and supported, you might expect your new housemate to take care of you the same way however this is not a given.

What Happens When I Move?

These are all things that happen to everyone who moves out.

You should  enjoy the journey yet plan for the unexpected.

  • “What if there was a fight?”
  • “What to do in an emergency?”
  • “What if you want more privacy?”
  • “What if my roommate is messy?”

You can have a go at listing “What ifs” during the planning stage to ensure you’re prepared for your move.

If you have any queries regarding your NDIS Plan and Supported Independent Living in Rhodes, we have a team of experienced professionals at Ebenezer Mission who can assist you. You can reach out to us via email at info@ebenmission.org.au, phone at 0478 831 731, or live chat on our website.

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