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Accommodation for People with Cerebral Palsy

Supported Independent Living (SIL) Accommodation

Imagine a vibrant shared home environment where you can live independently while receiving tailored support for daily living tasks. Supported Independent Living (SIL) accommodation offers just that. Trained support workers assist with things like showering, dressing, meal preparation, and medication management. This allows you to focus on your goals, whether it's pursuing education, employment, or simply indulging in your favorite hobbies.

The Benefits of SIL for People with Cerebral Palsy

  • SIL can be a fantastic option for people living with cerebral palsy who require assistance with specific tasks but also crave a sense of community and companionship.
  • Support workers can be trained to your specific needs, ensuring you receive the right level of assistance for your mobility.  
  • If you have any personal goals or passions, your support workers can collaborate with you to make sure your SIL experience is as productive and rewarding as possible.    

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

For those who require a more extensively modified living environment, Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) provides the right solution. SDA funding goes towards accessible features built directly into the home, such as wider doorways, lowered benches, roll-in showers, and height-adjustable cooker tops. This can significantly enhance your independence and safety within your own living space.

The Benefits of SDA for People with Cerebral Palsy

  • SDA removes physical barriers that might otherwise hinder your ability to navigate your home comfortably.
  • The level of modifications can be tailored to your specific needs, ensuring your home has the perfect specification based on your mobility and daily living requirements.

Short Term Accommodation (Respite)

The NDIS understands that everyone needs a break sometimes. Short Term Accommodation (STA), also known as respite, offers a temporary stay in a supported environment. This allows carers to take a well-deserved rest, while you enjoy a change of scenery and social interaction.  

The Benefits of STA for People with Cerebral Palsy

  • Respite care offers carers a chance to rest and recharge, enabling them to sustain their caring responsibilities long-term.  
  • For people with cerebral palsy, respite care is a chance to enjoy a new environment, meet new people, and enjoy activities they might not usually have access to.

Medium Term Accommodation (MTA)

Medium term accommodation is another option offered by the NDIS and is normally used by people with cerebral palsy to bridge the gap between temporary and permanent housing. The NDIS typically provides funded support for MTA stays lasting up to 90 days.

The Benefits of MTA for People with Cerebral Palsy

  • MTA stays can provide a flexible solution during periods of change or adjustment.
  • MTA provides a flexible solution while you search for your ideal long-term accommodation, which can be especially helpful if you require specific accessibility features in a permanent residence.
  • Perhaps you're considering relocating to a new neighbourhood and want to check it out first. MTA allows you to temporarily live in a different area to see if it suits your needs and lifestyle preferences.
  • If you’re transitioning from a hospital stay or rehabilitation program back into independent living. MTA offers a secure and supportive environment to adjust to a new routine and ensure a smooth return home.

Accessing NDIS Accommodation

To access NDIS accommodation options like SIL or SDA, you’ll first need to have an NDIS plan. This plan outlines the supports funded by the NDIS and how they can be used. It's essential to discuss your housing needs during your NDIS planning meeting to ensure that accommodation is included in your plan.

Accommodation Considerations

When considering your accommodation options, consider the level of support needed, the proximity of the accommodation to family and local amenities, accessibility, and personal preferences about the type of environment you’ll eventually live in. The pricing for each accommodation type under the NDIS is regulated and varies depending on the support levels and location.

Who is eligible for NDIS accommodation funding?  

Eligibility is determined by the NDIS based on your individual needs and goals as outlined in your NDIS plan.

The NDIS can provide support for accommodation if it helps you achieve your goals in your NDIS plan and your cerebral palsy affects your ability to live safely and independently. This might include things like:

  • Difficulty with daily tasks like showering, dressing, or getting around the house.
  • Needing help with mobility or transferring (e.g., from bed to wheelchair).
  • Having special equipment needs that your current home can't meet.

How much does NDIS accommodation cost?  

There is no set cost associated with NDIS accommodation. The funding you receive will depend on the type of accommodation, the level of support required, and the location you plan to live in.

What factors should I consider when choosing NDIS accommodation?  

Think about your desired level of independence, support needs, location preferences, and accessibility requirements.

To help you make the right decision, here are some important considerations to factor in:  

  • Think about your independence goals: How much support do you need with daily living?  
  • Consider your specific needs: Do you need wider doorways, a roll-in shower, or assistive technology in the home?
  • Location matters: Would you prefer to live near family, friends, or public transport.  

Frequently Asked Questions

I have Cerebral Palsy and need a more accessible home. Will the NDIS cover Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?
What kind of modifications can I expect in an SDA home for Cerebral Palsy?
What levels of modification are used in SDA homes for Cerebral Palsy?
Can the NDIS help if I need a break from caring for my loved one with Cerebral Palsy?
I'm moving house. Is there temporary NDIS accommodation available?
How do I determine the most suitable NDIS accommodation option (SIL, SDA, MTA) for my needs?
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How can we support you?

At United for Care our experienced team can assist you with navigating the NDIS, applying for the right funding and finding a new home. Here’s how we can help you on your NDIS journey:

How our Vertical Villages work

We’ll help you find a home that meets your needs and helps you live independently, within a supportive and vibrant community.

Step 01

Browse the listings above to find a home that suits your needs

All homes in our vertical villages are close to public transport, medical services and shops, supporting independence.

Step 02

Get in touch with our team

Fill out a property request form and one of our friendly team members will be in touch to walk you through your options.

Step 03

Explore your options

We will dicuss your support and housing needs and provide you with our best solutions.

Step 04

Personalise your support

Our team will work with you to tailor your support, which can include a tour of the Vertical Village!

Step 05

Finalise your funding

We will work with your team to confirm your funding meets your support needs.

Step 06

Design your transition

Our team will work with you to finalise every detail to get your new home ready for move-in.

Step 07

Welcome home

This is the big day! We will give you the keys to your very own home. All that’s left to do is settle in and explore the community.