The Minister for the NDIS, Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC, recently announced changes to housing supports, to help improve the experience for NDIS participants and providers.
Today we are announcing the first of a series of improvements to supported independent living (SIL).
These changes to SIL include
- a simplified weekly claiming process making it easier for participants to negotiate directly with providers about how their supports are delivered and reduce administrative burden
- payments in limited circumstances where a participant unexpectedly leaves shared accommodation, and
- clear and transparent processes when SIL support needs and funding levels change significantly. To provide certainty on transition periods, we will introduce a period of time so a participant can safety transition and standards of care can be met when new support arrangements are put in place.
Full details on these improvements to SIL will be released on 19 April, 2022.
We are currently running a series of virtual information sessions on the new initiatives and what they mean for SIL providers. This is an opportunity to preview these changes before they are released.
To register your interest in attending an information session, please visit the latest events page.
Visit the Home and Living webpages to learn more about these SIL changes