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UpSkill Webinar: Individualised Living Options (ILO) – As unique as a fingerprint

23 JUNE 2021

This event is for support coordinators, NDIS allied health professionals and people with disability and their families: This webinar brings together a panel of ILO experts to build your understanding of how ILO can work.

Individualised living arrangements have existed in Australia for decades and have proven to be not only an effective alternative to group homes, but also far more likely to bring real connections, relationships, a sense of belonging and safety to the life of the person with disability.

Individualised Living Options (ILO) are gaining traction within the NIDS and this presents new opportunities for people with disability to live in the way they choose. No 2 ILO arrangements are the same. Each living arrangement is personalised and  support is tailored to an individual with disability

This webinar Individualised Living Options: As unique as a fingerprint, hosted by UpSkill Lead – Linda Hughes, brings together a panel of ILO experts to build your understanding of how ILO can work.

Who is this for:

  • Support coordinators
  • NDIS allied health professionals
  • People with disability and families


Deb Rouget – Capacity builder and CEO of Belonging Matters

For nearly 30 years, she has been involved in the lives of people with disability and their families. She has gained much practical experience and wisdom about imagining and designing supports that enable people with intellectual disability to live in their own home with a range of personally tailored supports. 

Through her work at Belonging Matters, Deb has led a number of initiatives including the Building Community Networks project, which facilitates Circles of Support, 19 Stories of Inclusion and Talks That Matter. 

Currently she is leading the National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations’ (NACBO) My Home, My Way project. She also mentors and consults with people with disability, families and others in regard to community and belonging.

Rod Davies – CEO of One2One, a WA provider of ILO supports

Rod Davies has committed his life to supporting people with disability to be included, in charge of their own lives and have services tailored to them. Inclusion, self-direction and a person-centred approach are not just words, these values drive all that he does. Rod started his career over 20 years ago providing support to a young man with cerebral palsy that he went to high school with. Years later he is delighted to be CEO of One2One, which provides the same man with individual living support. 

In the intervening years, Rod worked as a co-resident support worker, assisted in a quality of life study of people with disability in Sri Lanka and Tanzania and completed a degree in disability studies. He also worked as a local area coordinator and further developed his passion for live-in support arrangements. 

Before moving to One2One Rod worked for 10 years as a senior manager for an individual living support provider and became a key thinker and practitioner of live-in support arrangements in Australia.

Jaquie Mills: A parent of a man who shares his home with supportive housemates

Jaquie Mills is the parent of 4 sons, 2 with disabilities. Her eldest son, Eli,  has complex communication needs and requires a high level of support day to day. Eli is 30 and has been living in his own home with support housemates for 12 years. This individualised arrangement means Eli shares his life in a reciprocal relationship with his housemates, offering everyone enriched experiences and enhanced lives. 

Jaquie’s understanding of individualised living began when visiting Canada in 2006 and meeting with Vela Microboards Canada, and people with disability and their families who were leading the way in creating personalised living arrangements. 

Jaquie is also managing director of Microboards Australia, an organisation that  is a leader across the disability sector in supporting people, families and services to approach support from a truly person-centred approach.

Marita Walker – NDIA Strategic Advisor, Policy, Advice and Research

Marita is a Strategic Advisor at the NDIA and has been leading the policy development of Individualised Living Options over the past 2 years. 

In her previous roles as Trial Site Manager of  Perth Hills and prior to that CEO of Perth Home Care Services, Marita was involved in the design and implementation of  individualised arrangements and the issues that arose when transitioning to the NDIS.   


DATE: Wednesday 23 June
TIME: 11am – 1pm AEST
For people with disability and families: FREE
For professionals: $95 incl. GST


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