People with disabilities can actively pursue a life of independence with increased choice and control over the support and services that they receive through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Living independently promotes freedom of choice as well as self-reliance. Independent living does not imply that you are living in isolation. It simply means people with disabilities are presented with the same opportunities in life as their able peers. NDIS-funded support and services such as Supported Independent Living, Specialist Disability Accommodation, Assistance with Daily Living, Community Participation and Support Coordination play a crucial role in enabling the participants to live independently and achieve their goals.
Lack of accessibility and functional limitations are some of the factors which prevent people with disabilities from aspiring for independent living. But NDIS Core Supports like Assistance with Daily Living and Assistance with Social and Community Participation help them access expert assistance to overcome those challenges and live the life of their choice.
While Assistance with Daily Living support helps the participants to take care of their day-to- day activities, Assistance with Social and Community Participation helps them to engage with their communities. Home and living support options which facilitate independent living such as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL) are available for participants with higher support needs. Under SDA, participants can access specially designed disability housing which makes independent living comfortable and convenient. Through Supported Independent Living, participants can access 24/7 paid personal support which helps them to live on their own. This shows that having a disability need not limit your ability to lead a happy and independent life.
Aastha Community Services believes in providing reliable and person-centred support which helps people with