Helping participants transition from residential aged care

The NDIA is committed to ensuring younger participants (under the age of 65) have more choice and control over where they live.

As a provider, we need your help to ensure younger participants who want to move out know how to explore and connect with home and living options that will help them to live independently, with the right supports.

Supporting participants to explore their home and living options

There are a number of NDIS participants who currently live in residential aged care and want to explore alternative home and living options.

As a provider, this means there may be increased opportunities for you to provide home and living supports for younger participants.

Information for support coordinators

If you support a participant who currently lives in residential aged care, it is important you connect with them to:

  • help them learn more about and explore alternative home and living options.
  • help them identify a suitable age-appropriate alternative home and living option, if they want to move out of residential aged care.
  • work with the participant and the NDIA to help them achieve their home and living goal.

There are a range of alternative home and living options and supports that are available to younger participants. These include home modifications, private rental market, social housing, other group residential settings or Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

If a participant is eligible for SDA, you can use our SDA vacancy finder to help you find and connect participants with available SDA homes in their local area. 

You can also find out more about the range of home and living supports the NDIS can fund.

Helping participants avoid entering residential aged care

If you are supporting a participant and think they may be at risk of entering residential aged care now or in the future, please contact the specialist YPIRAC team by emailing [email protected]

The NDIA has a specialist YPIRAC team who can support the participant to explore alternative home and living options so they can continue to exercise choice and control over where and how they live, with the right funded supports.

Find out more about how we are supporting participants to find alternative accommodation to residential aged care.

Where to get help

This page current as of
31 July 2023
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