Where can I live? – video transcript

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Where can I live? – video transcript

If you have a disability, finding somewhere to live that suits you can be hard.

The first step to finding the right place is to have a good think about what you want and need.

Who do you want to live with?

  • A friend or friends?
  • Your partner and kids?
  • Someone who has the same support needs as you?
  • Or do you want to live on your own?

Where do you want to live?

  • Close to family?
  • Close to where you work or study?
  • Near a train station or the shops?
  • Or a park or the beach?

What sorts of accessibility features do you need?

  • Do you need a place that allows you to access everything from your wheelchair?
  • Do you need a hoist in the bedroom?
  • Do you need wide doorways and features that are easy to see?
  • Do you need a place that helps you and others to stay safe?
  • Do you need smart home technology that allows you to do more things for yourself?

How much support do you need?

  • Do you need someone to support you all of the time?
  • Or do you need a support worker to be available to you around the clock?
  • Or do you only need support at certain times of the day?

Once you know the answers to those questions, you can start looking for somewhere to live that ticks all your boxes.

A great place to start is the Housing Hub – a website that lists accessible properties that are available to rent or buy. You can create a profile on the Housing Hub that says what you’re looking for.

You can also ask the NDIS to support you to look for somewhere to live that suits your needs – speak to your Support Coordinator or NDIS Planner.

If you have very high disability support needs, the Summer Foundation’s Tenancy Matching Team can also help.

For more info email: info@housinghub.org.au


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