Separating tenancy and personal support is critical to enabling choice and control for people with disability.
Before the NDIS, and still in some cases today, housing and support were combined and offered by the same provider, creating problems for people who are unhappy with either their housing or the support they’re receiving.
Many providers aren’t sure how to go about separating their services. This uncertainty has the potential to slow down the separation of services, as well as seeing problems that some providers have already worked through and solved being repeated by other providers.
The Summer Foundation has created a toolkit for organisations, to assist them to separate their housing and support services. The toolkit includes checklists and other assessment tools, case studies on existing models and pathways from around Australia, analysing these models and including sample agreements, memorandum of understanding documents and other relevant documents that can be easily adapted.