Where we live, who we live with and the supports to live the life we want are very important to everyone.
Individual Living Options (ILO) are focussed on working with the participant and their family to consider their needs and preferences, and design a flexible package of supports. Implementation often happens in stages and the package includes a primary support approach and supplementary supports. Once established the living arrangement is closely monitored and fine-tuned.
The following describe a variety of living arrangements under the ILO heading.
- Co-Residency – support resides full time or part time in the participant's home
- Host Arrangements – participant resides full time in the home of a non related host who provides support
- Living Alone – support is provided in the home of the participant in a variety of ways
- Living Together – participant lives with other people of their choice and receives support
Individual living options are often a viable alternative to a group home.
The NDIS encourage and support the introduction of ILO models in participant plans and are currently developing an ILO policy. Current ILO arrangements will be maintained in participant plans.
For further information contact the ILO Project team ILO@ndis.gov.au