The department funds community service organisations to provide a range of supported accommodation services including group homes and community residential units for people with a disability.
The support is based on the individual needs and promotes community participation, relationship building, skill development and maintenance.
Accommodation is usually offered in shared housing with the residents supported by a team of staff who usually work according to a roster but there are a number of other community accommodation options for people with disabilities.
Accommodation options for people with a disability include:
- Support to live in their own home, or the family home through an Individual Support Package
- Outreach Support to assist people to live more independently in their own home
- Support for younger people at risk of admission to residential aged care
- Shared Supported Accommodation - an accommodation solution for people who require rostered support and is targeted to people with a disability with the highest support needs.