Top 5 Questions About Individualised Living Options (ILO)
ILO packages are available to provide support for eligible Participants so that they can live as independently as possible in the home of their choice. Here are the five most commonly asked questions about ILO.
1. What are Individual Living Options?
Individualised living options (ILO) are living arrangements that focus on the individual. It is a support service that allows you to choose where and how you live in a way that best suits you.
ILO considers questions such as:
- How would you like to live?
- Where do you want to live?
- Who do you want to live with?
By including ILO supports in your NDIS plan, we can help you decide if you would prefer to live with your friends, roommates or a host family. We can also work together to determine what living arrangements are best for your needs.
2. What are the benefits of ILO?
ILO provides you with greater freedom by considering a broad range of living options. This provides you with more flexibility in choosing how you would like to live, and with whom. ILO support can be changed as your needs change. It is also a good option for people who don’t want to be restricted to living in areas where group homes are located.
3. How do I know if I’m eligible for ILO?
ILO can be an important part of a support package for those thinking about what accommodation options will best suit their needs. However, it may not suit everyone. ILO can be a great option if:
- You are over 18 years old
- You require at least 6 hours of in-home help
- You are ready to consider your living requirements and explore your options
- You are prepared to invest time and effort into a future home
- Family and friends may form part of your support structure.
4. What is the difference between Individualised Living Options (ILO) and Supported Independent Living (SIL)?
While ILO and SIL are both directed towards providing greater independence for NDIS Participants, they are different approaches and cannot be funded as part of the same NDIS plan. SIL generally applies to Participants living in shared accommodation, and would typically be considered the better option for those who require higher levels of care. ILO Participants would tend to require care on a more occasional basis.
Whether SIL or ILO is right for you depends on your circumstances, including:
- What funding options are available
- How informal supports like friends, family and the community are involved in your care
- What physical, social and emotional supports are required.
5. How can Community Access Care help you with Individualised Living Options?
Community Access Care has a strong commitment to providing a holistic approach to care that incorporates a Participant’s family into the application and decision making around support provision. Our highly experienced team can discuss with you and your family what supports are available, and which ones are best aligned with your individual needs. If ILO is a good fit for you, we can help you navigate the options available to you and how best to implement them.
Get in touch with our friendly team, and we will assist you as soon as we can:
Phone: 1300 522 104