Independent Living

Do you dream about living more independently, or having the freedom and opportunity that comes with it?

Here at Good Company we’re super passionate about helping you tackle those really big life goals, and we consider living more independently to be one of the most meaningful steps you can take on your journey towards building your independence.  

There are numerous benefits that come with living more independently, including:

  • A greater degree of freedom

  • More independence with the potential to reduce your formal and informal support needs

  • Enabling you to create better connections with your family, friends and community

  • A greater sense of purpose and well-being 

Would you like to try it out?

We can tailor a short term respite holiday for you so that you can see for yourself what it’s like to live independently. You’ll get a chance to experience the freedom while building your independent living skills in a range of areas. 

If you decide you want to begin living more independently we can work with you to explore all of your options and ensure that you have the information you need to make an informed decision and utilise all of the resources available to you. 

Non NDIS funded options

While there is no NDIS funding to contribute towards living at home with family it remains a popular choice as it can make informal support arrangements easier and allow you to spend more time with your loved ones. It can also help to keep your living costs lower which can make it easier to save towards owning your own home. 

Do you dream of owning your own home? With options like low deposit, shared ownership and guarantors you might be able to buy a home of your own sooner than you think. 

Delivered through state governments, there’s usually a long waitlist for public housing and eligibility depends on your income and assets. You can talk to your state government housing department for information on eligibility and how to apply. 

This means to rent or board a house or apartment and may include living with others who don’t have a disability, living with friends, or house sharing.  

NDIS funded options

Supported independent living is an NDIS funded support for people with a disability that live in their own home or live with others. You can check if you’re eligible for this type of funding with your plan manager or directly with the NDIS. 

Specialist disability accommodation is housing which has been designed for people with very high support needs and/or functional impairment and SDA funding is only available to a small portion of NDIS participants who meet the eligibility criteria.  SDA funding covers disability related housing costs and eligible participants are expected to make a reasonable rent contribution. 

More than just good company

Empowering people of all abilities to make their own decisions, and enjoy meaningful experiences.

More than just good company

Empowering people of all abilities to make their own decisions, and enjoy meaningful experiences.

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