Accommodation / tenancy assistance

Accommodation and tenancy assistance are supports provided under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help individuals with disabilities secure and maintain suitable housing arrangements. These supports aim to assist participants in accessing safe and accessible accommodation options that meet their specific needs. You can receive one-on-one support and assistance to help you meet your objectives regarding specific tenancy and housing goals, including overcoming concerns about barriers. This may include assistance with applying for rental tenancy, undertaking tenancy obligations etcetera.

Accommodation and Tenancy assistance may include the following services:

Support to find suitable accommodation: This involves assistance in searching for and securing appropriate housing options that align with the participant’s requirements, such as accessible features, proximity to amenities, and support services.

Assistance with tenancy agreements: LHCS can provide support in understanding and negotiating tenancy agreements, ensuring participants have a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities as tenants.

Help with moving: If a participant needs to move to a new home, LHCS can offer support with the logistics and coordination of the move, including packing, transportation, and setting up utilities.Housing modifications: In some cases, modifications may be necessary to make the accommodation more accessible and suitable for the participant.

Support coordination: A support coordinator can assist you in navigating the housing system, liaising with real estate agents or housing providers, and coordinating various supports and services required for a successful tenancy.

Capacity building: LHCS may offer skill development programs or training to enhance a participant’s ability to manage their tenancy effectively, including budgeting, maintenance, and independent living skills.

The aim of Innovative Community Participation is to foster creativity, personal growth, and community engagement for individuals with disabilities, ultimately promoting social inclusion and enhancing their overall quality of life.