NDIS ILO: Empowering You with Customised Living Solutions

Aastha Community Services

Individualised Living Options (ILO) is a crucial support funded by the NDIS for people with disabilities because they provide personalised support tailored to individual needs and preferences, empowering them to make decisions about their living arrangements, and enhancing their autonomy and independence. This tailored approach not only fosters a sense of self-determination and personal growth but also improves the overall quality of life by ensuring that support is relevant and effective. ILO support is perfect for anyone with a disability who wants more control over their living situation. Whether you dream of living independently for the first time or want to customise your current living arrangements, ILO can help you achieve your goals.

Individualised Living Options (ILO) is a flexible support because it doesn’t dictate where or how you live; it empowers you to choose. Think of it as a toolbox filled with resources to design your ideal living situation. ILO includes two key stages:

Stage 1: Exploration & Design – This stage is all about planning. ILO service providers in Perth will work closely with you to understand your vision. This includes exploring different living arrangements, like sharing a home with friends or housemates or living independently with support. You can also assess your strengths and needs to identify the specific supports that will empower you to live your best life.

Stage 2: Implementation – Once your goals are clear, ILO service providers will help you find suitable accommodation and connect you with the right support workers. This support can include setting up your home, arranging necessary supports, and continuously monitoring and adjusting as your needs evolve.

While ILO covers many aspects of independent living, it does not include costs like rent or mortgage repayments, everyday living expenses such as food and utilities, or payments for informal supports. ILO might not be suitable if you require 24-hour rostered support, frequent overnight support, or if restrictive practices are part of your behaviour support plan.