Ageing, Disability & Home Care

Accommodation support options resource now available in Easy Read and translated versions

Photograph from the cover of the Accommodation Support Options booklet

8 Nov 2013

People with an intellectual disability will now find it easier to participate in discussions about their accommodation support needs with the publication of the Accommodation support options booklet in Easy Read format and six translated languages.

Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) has released the Accommodation support options booklet in Easy Read format to help people with disability understand what types of accommodation support are available and how each option works. 

The booklet has also been translated into Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Greek, Italian and Vietnamese.

Each type of accommodation support is explained so that people with disability, their families and carers have more choice about where and how they live. The following accommodation support options are covered:

  • drop-in support
  • Independent Living Skills Initiative (ILSI)
  • Individualised Accommodation Support Packages (IASPs)
  • the Supported Living Fund (SLF)
  • group accommodation.

Each situation is brought to life with a personal story from someone who is using one of the accommodation support options. They explain how it works for them and how it has improved their independence and the control they have over their own life. For example, David used ILSI to learn the skills he needed to move out of his parents’ house and into a nearby two bedroom villa. With support from ILSI, David is enjoying his new home and his independence.

The original Accommodation support options booklet, Easy Read and translated versions are available on the Somewhere to live section of the ADHC website.

 

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