Specialist Disability Accommodation and Individualised Living Option (SDA + ILO)
People who live in SDA can use the built in features of the home to reduce the cost of overall supports. This might mean that a person no longer needs 24/7 paid supports. People who live in SDA can also access ILO Supports to have their individual needs met if they are eligible.
What this looks like: You have gone through the applications process for SDA and have been found eligible. You have also gone through the process of ILO Exploration and Design and have been approved for an ILO Stage 2 package of supports. This support model will be unique to you and the way that you want to be supported and will have been detailed in your ILO Service Proposal.
This might look like a co residency agreement, where a person who does not have a disability lives with you to provide some support and companionship. The property will either be partially (your room and common areas), or fully (entire home) designed to meet your high support needs with SDA features. You or your family may or may not own the property. You will use the other elements of your NDIS plan and ILO Stage 2 funding to have your needs met – through employing support workers, Allied Health providers and purchasing consumables you need.
This model does not look like a traditional group home, and more closely patterns the conditions of everyday life for other Australians who do not have a disability.