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.
Valued Lives Foundation supports people with disability to live the life they choose! This includes supports to live in the place they call or would like to call home. We can support you on your journey by providing you with:
- Customised coaching
- System navigation
- Specialist support to complete ILO funding application
- Fee based services to design and implement your ILO or SILS plan
- 24/7 supports that meet your individualised home and living needs
Home and Living Projects and Services
My Home, My Way
Start date: November 2019
Completion date: November 2022
Grant extension: June 2024
Funded by NDIA Community Inclusion Capacity Development program.
This project aims to review, refresh, and draw these resources together into an online portal.
This project is a collaboration with Valued Lives Foundation and other members of the National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO)
Making Home Real Project
Start date: November 2020
Completion date: December 2022
Grant extension: June 2024
Funded by DSS, Information Capacity and Linkages program.
This project offers customised information and coaching to deepen people’s knowledge about Independent Living Options.
This service is free to use and can be accessed by any person with a disability exploring accommodation options other than group homes.
This national project is a collaboration with our NACBO partners.
Workshops and Information Sessions
We value and respect that it’s your life. We will listen to what you say is important to you, your family and supporters. We will work with you and for you to assist you to achieve your goals and aspirations.
Throughout the year we run face to face and online information sessions and workshop exploring Home and Individualised arrangements.
Specialist Home Coordination Service (fee based support)
- ILO or SIL application
- Design of funding packages
- Implementing funding to give you real choice and control
- Review support
- Providing technical knowledge and system navigation to support you achieve your vision for home
What is NDIS ILO (Individualised Living Options)?
ILO is a package of supports that lets you choose where and how you live in the way that best suits you. ILOs are reached through a variety of pathways with no two end results looking the same; this is because they are highly customised to match your support needs. NDIS ILO funding is one pathway. NDIS funding can be used to:
- explore different ways to live – with friends, family or a host or alone
- design a support package to help you live the way you choose
When exploring your ILO options we take the time to consider your preferences around how you want to live, your strengths, support needs, and your informal and community networks. Your ILO and the funding you receive will then be specific to your needs.
There are lots of choices with ILO. The purpose of an ILO is for you to live in a way that best suits you!
Supported by a Department of Social Services ILC grant and powered by the National Alliance Capacity Building Alliance (NACBO), we have developed a practical self help toolkit to build the capacity of individuals wishing to apply for NDIS ILO. The easy use toolkit walks the reader through the phases of formulating an NDIS ILO funding application offering practical tips and tricks as well as user friendly examples and personal stories. The toolkit brings together resources and links that lived experience peer have found helpful.