Research project invite: the use of supports to help make individualised living a reality

Research project invite: the use of supports to help make individualised living a reality
Posted on Wed 27 Oct 2021

The NDIA and Scope Australia are doing a research project to understand what supports participants use when living in their preferred home, or how they work towards this goal.

We want to:

  • explore how the NDIS can better support participants who have daily living support needs to work towards their home and living choices
  • know what daily living supports, such as support with cooking and cleaning, help people to live in ways that suits them

We are currently looking for NDIS participants, family, carers, and other supporters to participate in a focus group. We want to hear from you, if you:

  • are 18 years and over
  • have lived experience with any of the following disabilities (or parent, carer, other supporter):
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Intellectual disability
    • Down syndrome
    • Autism spectrum
    • Psychosocial disability
  • have a home and living goal, are thinking about home and living options OR have Individualised Living Options (ILO) or Supported Independent Living (SIL) funding in your plan

Participating in this research will take about an hour, is voluntary and will not impact your NDIS plan or any other communication you have with the NDIA.

If you are interested in participating please contact the NDIA Research Programs team on email at or phone (03) 9621 6118 and leave a message.

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