Residential Living

Community Residential Support Services
The following information is from the Ministry of Health website
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Community Residential Support Services are one of a range of support services funded by the Ministry of Health. These services assist disabled people to live in a supported community environment.

Community Residential Support Services allow you to live in a home-like setting in your community, while receiving support for up to 24 hours a day. This might include help with things like:

  • shopping

  • preparing and cooking meals

  • household chores such as washing your clothes and vacuuming

  • your personal cares such as eating and drinking, getting dressed and undressed, and taking a shower

  • getting out and doing things in your neighbourhood, for example going to see a movie and visiting friends.

Services are provided in a range of community settings such as small or large homes, groups of small homes or flats.

  • The home or flat should be easy for you to get into and move about in.

  • You should be able to use things in the home like the benches and stove if you want to.

  • You’ll have your own bedroom where you can have your own personal belongings.

The home is situated in a neighbourhood and has paid staff to help you with everyday activities and to find ways you can take part in your local community. This means having the opportunity to go to community places and groups, leisure activities and being able to socialise and meet other people.

The options available to you will depend on the disability you experience, where you wish to live and what is available in that region.

Community residential support services are supplied by a provider who has a contract with the Ministry of Health.

Supported Living

 

The following information is from the Ministry of Health website
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Supported Living is a service that helps disabled people to live independently by providing support in those areas of their life where help is needed.

With Supported Living, you’ll identify the areas where you need help. These are written in a personal plan.

Areas where support may be needed could include:

  • using community facilities

  • shopping, budgeting or cooking

  • help when dealing with agencies such as WINZ or your bank.

A support worker will work with you, usually at your home, but support will be provided at times and places that are agreed. This support is provided by an organisation that has a contract with the Ministry of Health.

Supported Living cannot be used to support you with personal care, household management, rehabilitation or vocational services.

 

Who can get Supported Living

Supported Living is available to anyone aged 17 or older who is assessed as meeting the Ministry’s Disability Support Services eligibility criteria.

Supported Living is not means-tested in any way. 

VCFS 22q11 Foundation INC 9875404
Trading As 
22q Foundation Australia & New Zealand 
ABN: 22 379 450 116 

president@22q.org.au

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