Individualised Living Options (ILO)
What Is Individualised Living Options?
Individualised Living Options (ILO) are living arrangements developed to meet the needs, preferences, and choices of individual participants.
ILO’s are generally alternatives to group home settings. They are developed through discussions with NDIS participants and their families to identify needs, preferences and choices. They are used to design a ﬂexible package of supports that give expression to person centred choice and control.
ILO Implementation often happens in stages, and the package includes both primary supports and supplementary supports. Once established, the living arrangements are closely monitored and adapted.
The following describes a variety of living arrangements under the ILO heading.
Co-residency: The NDIS participant is supported full-time or part-time in their home.
Host arrangements: The participant resides full-time in the home of a non-related host who also provides some support.
Living alone: Support is provided in the home of a participant in a variety of ways.
Living together: The participant lives with other people of their choice and receives support.
Supports in ILO arrangements can be provided by many people including family, friends, neighbours, advocates, and paid workers. These supports can be both formal and informal. ILO arrangements aim to balance formal and informal supports to suit your needs.
A key aspect of ILO support is the idea of “One person at a time” when planning living arrangements.
We focus on the idea of “home” and work closely with you, your family, and other key supports to explore, monitor, and implement a tailored living and lifestyle solution that promotes independence and a sense of community.
We take the time to get to know you – how you want to be supported, where you want to live, who you want to live with, and what “home” means to you.
We help to connect and coordinate your informal supports including friends, family or neighbours, and provide formal supports when and how you need them.
We offer assistance to design and implement your living arrangements.
We provide 24/7 access to our on-call system for when you need assistance unexpectedly.
LevelUp offers continual monitoring of your supports and helps to ﬁne-tune your living arrangements to ensure they suit over time.