Supported living

Supported Living supports disabled people to live independently in a safe and appropriate environment. Find out about this option and how it can be tailored to the level of support you need.

Supported Living is a housing and living option that provides for different levels of independence.

With supported living, you will identify the areas where you need help and this will be written in a personal plan. A support worker will work with you, usually in your home with support that is provided at times and places that are agreed by you.

A support worker can assist with tasks such as:

  • using community facilities
  • shopping
  • budgeting
  • cooking
  • dealing with agencies like Work and Income or the bank.

Who can get Supported Living

Supported Living is available to anyone aged 17 or older who is assessed as eligible by a Needs assessment service coordinator.

To access Supported Living, you need to talk to your local Needs Assessment Service Coordinator (NASC). If you're eligible for support, you'll be provided with options for suppliers of services you need in your local area.