Independent Living Options (ILO)

Exploring Different Living Arrangements

With ILO funding, individuals can explore different living arrangements, which may include living with a host (someone who provides accommodations and support) or sharing a home with housemates. The emphasis is on finding a living situation that suits the individual’s preferences and needs.

Designing Customized Supports

ILO allows individuals to tailor their support services to their specific requirements. This means that the support services provided are personalised and adaptable to each person’s unique circumstances and goals.

Choice and Flexibility

ILO offers a wide range of choices, enabling individuals to select the living arrangement and support services that best fit their lifestyles and aspirations. Whether it’s living independently, with a host, or with housemates, ILO aims to provide flexibility and choice.

Specific to Individual Needs

The primary purpose of ILO is to empower individuals to live in a way that suits them best. The funding allocated through ILO is meant to be specific to each individual’s needs and preferences, ensuring that they receive the appropriate support to lead a fulfilling life.

In summary, Individualised Living Options (ILO) is a person-centred approach to support individuals with diverse needs in finding and designing living arrangements that align with their preferences. While ILO funding doesn’t cover the cost of housing itself, it facilitates the exploration of different living options and the customisation of support services to enable individuals to live life on their terms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most families come up with the same questions about our services and organisation. Thus, we have listed down the answers for the topmost queries that come our way frequently.

NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme offered by the Australian Government. It offers funding to individuals with disabilities to provide for the expenses related to disability. It allows individuals with disabilities to get funded for reasonable needs that help in capacity building. It is independent of the Disability Support Pension and universal healthcare. The NDIS offers three types of support funding including Core Supports, Capital Supports and Capacity-Building. The core supports include disability transport, social support, etc. The capital supports are offered for high-cost assistive technology or refurbishment of house or vehicle. The capacity-building support is provided for assisting with the development of life skills.

We have vast experience in working with people with disabilities of all age groups. All our professionals are intensively trained in meeting the needs of people with a variety of disabilities. We have worked with both children and adults in the age group of 7 to 65 years with physical, mental, or speech impairment. We provide assistance with mobility, social and community participation, companionship, domestic tasks, overnight support, post-operative care, school holiday programs, and more. You can trust us because we make sure that the participant stays safe and comfortable throughout the activities and caregiving methods. Contact us today to discuss your needs in detail.

Our disability support workers are recruited after careful assessments and undergo the required training to deal with people with disabilities with patience and care. They work diligently throughout the day and provide support every step of the way to fulfil the desires of the participant. Our aim is to brighten up their lives with unparalleled assistance that makes them confident and keeps them motivated to do better. Our group activities help them to get involved with other people and build friendships and strong bonds that help in meeting social needs. We improve the learning curve with educational and skill-building activities that also aid in decision-making and problem-solving.

Children with disabilities need special care and attention as they are emotionally vulnerable and dealing with their uniqueness. However, every child is different, and our support workers approach them with a flexible and open mindset so that they can communicate freely. We aim to bring them out of their shell and enjoy life like other children through a variety of activities and tasks. From assisting in daily living tasks to building life skills, we work with them as friends and supporters. They can lean on us in times of need and get all the desired help without any inhibitions. We aim to develop their personalities in a holistic manner.

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Thank you for visiting the official website of Birch Care in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Contact us for details about our disability support services and allied health. We’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.