Want to move house once you have your NDIS plan?

DATE: 16 October 2017

Want to move house once you have your NDIS plan?

If you are looking to move out of your parent’s home, away from current accommodation (ie. in a group home, hospital or aged care), then you may be eligible for an Exploring Housing Options Package (EHOP) in your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan.

If you are looking to move out of your parent’s home, away from current accommodation (ie. in a group home, hospital or aged care), then you may be eligible for an Exploring Housing Options Package (EHOP) in your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan.

EHOP is designed to support people who want to live somewhere else, but due to their disability this has been difficult.

Receiving an EHOP means a support coordinator is dedicated to developing a housing plan for you, including sourcing a place to live and organising Allied Health assessments. These assessments determine the home modifications, assistive technology or specialist housing design features you need to support your independence. Similarly they assess the support you need for daily living activities such a meal preparation, household chores as well as access the community.

Does this sound relevant to you or a person you care for?  

If so, here’s three things you need to do.

  1. Make sure that moving from your current residence is listed as one of your goals.  
  2. Reiterate your desire to move in your conversation with your planner at your NDIS planning meeting
  3. It can’t hurt to mention Exploring Housing Options Package at your NDIS planning meeting as well.

Yooralla’s Support Coordination team has been supporting several NDIS participants with EHOPs to explore and find more suitable places to live. We’re very familiar with the NDIS process and have excellent networks with organisations who have existing accommodation as well as those who are building new housing models and options. We understand the importance of the decision to move and making sure it is the right one so we would closely with the participants and their family. Similarly Yooralla’s Allied Services and Wellbeing team is comprised of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and psychologists who are experienced in undertaking assessments for people of all ages and all support needs.

If you’d like to know more about EHOP please contact our Support Coordination team on 03 9666 4500.

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