Housing models are all about the bricks and mortar of where you can live and are not to do with support. These are physical dwellings in which a person can live. As where you live will be a fixed location, its important to think about what else is in that area. Even with the best support, people can become isolated from communities, families, friends, social networks and other support networks if they are geographically separated from the people that are importnat to them.
Most of us need to make considerations about where we live based on cost, and so sometimes when people want to live in a more expensive area, they need to share supports, or find another way to pay for a higher cost dwelling by themselves. Its important to note that the NDIS does not fund any rent, mortgage payments, food, utilities or other expenses which can be considered as “regular expenses”.
Model descriptions are being updated