Dreaming of moving into your own NDIS home?

Expert tips on NDIS Home and Living Supports, and everything else in between!

Are you looking to move out of home and not sure where to start? Well, you have come to the right place. Being the trusted disability service provider of over 5000 people with a disability, we know a thing or two about NDIS Home and Living Supports. One of the many benefits of the NDIS is the opportunity for people to choose where they live, and who they live with. Moving out can be a daunting process, so we’ve popped together our top tips to help make your dream a reality.

#1. Start early

Did you know that it can take up to a year to find the right disability service provider and home? It can be a challenging process, but an important one to get planning early. If you already have a NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) plan, reach out to your Support Coordinator to get the ball rolling. If you don’t, apply for one now with the NDIS or speak to one of our lovely Support Coordinators, who can guide you through the process.

#2. Consider all your options

The NDIS opened a whole world of possibilities giving people with a disability the freedom to choose where they live and who they live with. It is important to look for providers who can offer you a choice of solutions and guide you through things, such as customer matching to ensure housemate capability, if you’re looking to live with others. Aruma’s process includes several meet-and-greets with both housemates and staff, ready to make them feel right at home.

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#3. Consider your needs

Your NDIS plan should include your own goals for independent living, so the accommodation options need to reflect this. It is also important to ensure the disability service provider you choose has experience and expertise with the support you need. Whether it be an intellectual or physical disability, make sure the provider can help you thrive in your new home.

#4. Talk about your expenses

Money is always a stressful topic. It can also be confusing to understand how it all works. For example, how much will your NDIS funding cover vs what is the gap with your out-of-pocket expenses? A partner like Aruma can help make this transparent and easy to understand.

Embedded content description: Aruma Supported Independent Living customer, Andrew, giving a tour of his home. In the video, Andrew shares what he loves about his home, including his very own veggie garden!

#5. Share any concerns

It is natural to worry about moving out for the first time. As mentioned, ensure you do your research and make sure you find a disability service provider who understands you. Aruma makes sure that all our customers have access to great support, connections, community, and friends so that life will continue to be fulfilling.

Whatever your situation, Aruma has got you covered. With us, you will have a dedicated Customer Engagement Manager to guide you every step of the way. Ensuring your transition into living out of home is as smooth as possible.

Ready to take that next step? Chat with us today!