Using capacity building supports to help make individualised living a reality 

The NDIA and Scope Australia are undertaking a research project to understand how participants use formal and informal capacity building supports to transition to more individualised living options (ILO) and choose a home that’s right for them.

The research will focus on:

  • understanding what type of supports participants with high-level in-home support needs receive through the NDIS
  • how these supports can be used by participants to build the skills they need to live more independently
  • the barriers and enablers to living more independently.

When we talk about ‘living more independently’, this may include things like individualised living options, such as living with friends or a host family. 

The research is being carried out in two stages: 

  • the first phase will be through interviews and focus groups with NDIS participants, their family, carers and other supporters, as well as Scope staff. This stage is complete. 
  • the second phase will be through an online survey.

This research has ethical approval from Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee RES-21-0000-492A. 

Be part of this research

We are currently:

  • surveying participants to get their views on using capacity building supports to live how and where they want to
  • surveying family, carers, SIL and ILO planners, LACs, partners, providers, and support workers to understand their perspectives
  • interviewing participants with ILO funding and their families, and other supporters about their experiences

More information can be found on the Have your say page.

This page current as of
30 August 2022
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