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Jun 30, 2023

Creating a home, based on what home means to you


Choosing where you live is a big decision, impacting your happiness and wellbeing; sometimes making this decision can be overwhelming. This is why Northcott is introducing Individual Living Options (ILO), a service that provides people with disability with extra support to live their best lives, opening up a new world of housing opportunities for them.

Independent Living Options is a new way the NDIS can fund flexible, contemporary and personalised home and living support packages for people with low to moderate disability support needs.

Hayley – Northcott Housing Team

“This new model enables people with disability to explore and design different housing and support options based on their needs and wants. This could mean sharing a home with family, friends, partners or housemates, living in the home of a host family, or on their own. It’s not just about living arrangements but whole of life planning.”

What are the benefits of Individual Living Options?

  • Person-centred – your housing arrangement is built on your strengths, needs and wishes
  • Flexible, multi-options – there is a range of options which can suit different needs and wishes
  • Community inclusion – you can live in any house
  • Relationships – provides a platform for developing strong relationships
  • Flexibility around where you live – you are not restricted to where group homes are located
  • Proven outcomes – hundreds of ILOs are in place already, and have been proven for over a decade

Through an exploration and design process, Northcott will use a set of tools to discover together individuals’ preferences and needs, and set the foundation for their preferred housing options moving forward.

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Accessibility and Inclusivity

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If you have any questions, please speak to your Service Manager, Service Coordinator or call us on 1800 818 286.