Formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation

Individualised Living Options (ILO)

Introducing Individualised Living Options (ILO) at Aruma. Find out more about our exploration and design services.

What are Individualised Living Options (ILO)?

There’s a new NDIS support in town – Individualised Living Options (ILO).

ILO is an NDIS support that helps people with a disability live in a home of their choice with support. You can choose how you want to live, where you live, and who you live with.

ILO doesn’t provide the house or dwelling itself, but rather a flexible package of supports in your home which are just right for you.


Individualised Living Options (ILO) at Aruma

At Aruma, we’ll work closely with you to find out what you need to kick off your ILO journey. Here’s what you need to know.

Does Aruma provide ILO Services?

Yes! Aruma offers what is called Exploration and Design as part of ILO. Our ILO services are currently available in NSW, ACT, Victoria and Queensland.

Stage 1: Exploration and Design

As a first step, this means we will work with you, your family, and friends to really understand where and how you want to live, your strengths, and what supports are right for you in your home.

Then, together we will design your unique plan, using both paid and unpaid supports and recommend the best living options for you.

Through this process, you will work with your very own Exploration and Design Coordinator. It will take a minimum of 3-months as it’s important to get it right. So, get the ball rolling today!

Stage 2: Implementation

Implementation, which is carrying out your plan to make it a reality, is coming soon!

Stage 1:Exploration and Design

  • Exploring
  • Designing

Stage 2:Implementation

  • Building
  • Reviewing
  • Monitoring

Who can I live with?

With ILO you have complete control of who you live with. You can share a home with friends, housemates, live with a host family, or live on your own. Here are just some of the choices available:

  • Host arrangement
    • You can live with a person or family who you are not related to. They will provide you with support and safe and welcoming home. Some of the costs may be covered by your NDIS Plan.
  • Housemates
    • You can live with other people (housemates) who will provide you with care, help and companionship. Your housemates may receive a payment or subsidised rent.
  • Mentors
    • You can live in a home where you have a small team of paid mentors that you have chosen. These mentors spend extended periods of time providing direct and indirect support.

No matter who you choose to live with, it’s the chance to form strong relationships with those around you.

What kind of properties can I live in?

It’s important to remember that your ILO funding doesn’t cover the cost of the property that you live in. Instead, it covers a flexible package of supports which are just right for you.

An apartment on your own in the city with drop-in support? A house in the suburbs with friends and shared support? There are so many options and the choice is yours!

Where does Aruma provide ILO?

Our ILO services are currently available in NSW, ACT, Victoria and Queensland.

I’m interested in ILO, what do I do now?

That’s great news! The next step is to get in touch with us. Our local team of experienced staff are here to help answer your questions and work with you every step of the way.


NDIS Support Categories

ILO is funded under Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Living in your NDIS plan.

The NDIS does not fund the cost of the property itself, rent, board, transport, and other day-to-day expenses such as food and activities.