A Home of My Own

 

Home means different things to everyone

Home is a vital part of our lives. It not only provides us with security, privacy, comfort and control but it reflects our identity, our adulthood and our deep sense of who we are and how we connect and belong in our neighbourhood. Yet for many people with disabilities, home is designed by others with little control over the decisions that most of us take for granted.

Valued Lives Foundation, as part of the National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO), is currently working on two projects related to Home, funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS), to address this inequality and look at what alternatives are possible!

My Home My Way

The My Home My Way Project will provide a single centralised website containing success stories, webinars, videos, podcasts, articles to read and booklets related to creating your own Home (coming soon!). Collectively these resources aim to support people with disabilities and their families to develop a strong vision of home and creatively consider opportunities outside of the traditional group home model.

Valued Lives Foundation is running a My Home My Way workshop, in May 2022. Please see the following Eventbrite link for more details: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/my-home-my-way-webinar-tickets-275417600457

To view our My Home My Way Flyer, click here.

Making Individualised Living Options (ILO) Real

In this project, Valued Lives, alongside its NACBO partners, are working together to simplify the NDIS ILO pathway, by providing support and resources to people wishing to explore whether an ILO could help them achieve a home of their own.  

An Individualised Living Option (ILO) is a flexible package of support designed around the individual who wants to live in their own home (rather than the person needing to fit into an existing rigid support model). This ILO project provides coaching and mentoring support to people with disabilities and families who want to explore developing an ILO to see their vision for Home come to life. This might include assistance to develop or extend your vision for home, exploring the different ways of creating home available to you, navigating the NDIS pathway to an ILO and working towards making your vision a reality.

If you would like to talk with someone about your options, please contact the Valued Lives ILO Navigator on 9274-7760 or email magdalena@valuedlives.org.au

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