Social Housing and Natural Supports
Those who live in social housing and receive natural supports will have made a successful application through the Victorian Housing register will be placed within a social housing development.
What this looks like: These NDIS participants will then have family, friends or other trusted people such as neighbours come into the property to assist them with activities of daily living, accessing the community or other support is required. People who live in these arrangements will be highly self sufficient and will have developed a lot of independent living skills.
This combination of home and living supports can take a long time to set up a social housing places are limited.
This model of support needs to be carefully considered and planned. It’s worthwhile thinking about setting up a Circle of Support to make sure that you have some regulation or governance over your natural supports, and to have people you check in with regularly.