The NDIS’s approach to housing has radically changed the way participants find housing and the way that providers create and manage housing for people with disability.
Before the NDIS, housing and support services were often combined and offered by the same provider, creating problems for people who are unhappy with either their housing or the support they’re receiving.
The benefits of separating housing and personal support aren’t clear to many providers, and many aren’t sure how a separation of services works in practice. 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.
We’ve created this 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.
Download the toolkit here or click the ‘download now’ button opposite.
The Summer Foundation also has sourced some sample documents for different types of agreements:
- Service delivery agreement: between housing management and support service providers (additional example here)
- Property management agreement: agreement between housing owner and housing manager
- Lease agreement: between tenant and housing management service provider
- Support contract agreement: between tenant and support service provider
Please note, these documents are examples only. Organisations should engage financial and legal advice to prepare agreements that are suitable for their own context.