Considerations for National Disability Insurance Scheme design

The health and disability interface for people with complex needs living in shared supported accommodation.

Yooralla has released a research report that it jointly prepared with Monash University, Wesley Mission, MS Society and Summer Foundation that looks at the health and disability requirements for people with complex needs, especially young people, living in shared supported accommodation.

The report was developed to help inform the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) design.

The report captures the experience of almost 180 people in 25 shared support accommodation sites delivered by 12 disability service organisations (DSOs) across Victoria (including some from Yooralla), the Australia Capital Territory and New South Wales. The results demonstrate the extent and complexity of the support requirements experienced by people with disability with complex disability and health support needs who live in shared supported accommodation

The findings highlight the benefit in maintaining small-scale shared residential settings beyond NDIS transition as one of a range of possible options for these individuals. The report reiterated the importance for close interaction and interface between support services.

Several Yooralla Shared Supported Accommodation services were involved in the research including Clarendon Street. Thank you to the customers and staff who supported this important research

The value in the development of small-scale, purpose–built supported accommodation can be seen in similar project supported by Yooralla in Frankston that builds social and economic participation of people with disability and complex health needs.

It is hoped that this research contributes to an ongoing and informed dialogue into coordinating services and fit for purpose accommodation based on people’s needs.

Download the full report:

Learn more about research at Yooralla.

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