Individualised living options (ILO) – DRAFT

Individual Living Options is designed to enable people with disability who live in Perth and want to maintain their independence in the home with the people they live alongside. You might live with family, friends or a host.

A host is a friendly individual or family who opens their home to you, providing companionship and light support tailored to your needs. This allows you to live independently while enjoying the benefits of a safe and inclusive environment.

Ready to Live on Your Own Terms?

ILO empowers you to design a living arrangement that perfectly suits your needs and preferences. Before any decisions are made though, we take the time to explore with you what your ideal living situation might be and continue to support you once that dream becomes a reality.

How does ILO work?

ILO isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s designed to be flexible and collaborative, taking into account the unique contributions of everyone involved.

Exactly what your responsibilities will be and the responsibilities of your host or housemate will be determined by you and the people supporting you as a part of your care plan. Here is an example of what this may look like:

  • Assistance with personal care tasks like bathing, dressing, and preparing meals
  • Light housekeeping and laundry support
  • Companionship and social interaction, including outings and shared activities
  • Transportation assistance to appointments and community activities
  • Contribute towards household expenses as agreed upon
  • Participate in household chores within capabilities
  • Maintain open communication with the hosts regarding needs and preferences
  • Respect the house rules and boundaries
  • Understand a participant’s unique needs, goals, and preferences for living arrangements and support
  • Research and identify potential host families
  • Support clear communication and collaboration between the participant, family, and potential support providers
  • Coordinate and manage the ILO
  • Monitor and adjust the plan

Frequently asked questions

You have the right to choice and control over your living situation. We’re committed to working with you to make the changes you request and supporting you to find an alternative living or support arrangement. To ensure a smooth transition, keep in mind that some changes may require additional time to implement. The more lead time you can give us, the better we can tailor the process to your needs.

As with all NDIS supports, you have the right to choice and control over your plan. You have the right to dignity, respect, and privacy. You also have the right to be involved in developing and reviewing your plan, and to choose who supports you.

Throughout your journey with ILO, Uniting WA will support decision-making and problem-solving throughout the arrangement, including any conflict.

You can find out more about your rights here.

ILO allows you to live a more independent life with customised support. It can feel empowering to have control over your environment and daily routines, with support available when you need it.

Just like every home is unique, every ILO living situation will be unique and it can take some time to settle into a comfortable routine and Uniting WA will provide you both with support as you transition into this new living arrangement.

Yes, ILO emphasises your independence. You’ll have your own space and privacy and supports are designed to respect your choices and preferences.

Uniting WA takes your safety and security very seriously by ensuring:

  • All prospective hosts undertake a screening process which includes a NDIS worker screening check, medical checks and personal/professional reference checking
  • We complete a home assessment to ensure the proposed home is safe, welcoming, and suitable for the participant
  • Hosts and participants get a chance to get to know each other and decide if the proposed living arrangement will work for them
  • A service agreement between the participant and Uniting WA, and between the Host and Uniting, outlines clearly what will be involved in the arrangement. Clarity of roles are designed to keep everyone safe.
  • We support decision-making and problem-solving throughout the arrangement, including any conflict
  • We maintain regular contact with the participant and with the host

You can read more about Uniting WA’s service charter, which outlines our commitment to the people we support.

Interested in hosting a person with a disability?

Opening your home up to a person with a disability can have multiple benefits for that person and your own family.


Before you select Uniting WA as your provider, we will work with you to agree on the price for each support service and provide that to you in writing.

All costs will be outlined in this written document and guided by the NDIS pricing arrangements. Just as we value open communication and mutual respect, we also value financial transparency, fostering a sense of trust and partnership.