At St Jude’s, we have a carefully designed flexible service model that supports both independent and shared living options for NDIS funded participants. We recognise that sometimes adjusting someone’s current living arrangements will make a huge difference to their sense of self-sufficiency. St Jude’s offers a range of disability housing options to ensure that people living with disability can find the right kind of accommodation for their circumstances. Our team works closely with you and your family to source a type of specialist disability accommodation that suits your needs, and allows you to achieve greater independence.
We currently offer more than 70 welcoming, thoughtfully designed and aesthetically pleasing homes across Queensland. Our portfolio of supported, independent living options continues to grow, so you have a wide range of choices and will be able to find something that suits how you live. Our aim is to find disability accommodation that will feel like home to you, and give you the necessary support you need to achieve a balanced lifestyle. The key purpose is to give you a genuine sense of place, a strong connection with your community, and a safe, enjoyable place to live.
Before selecting a home for a potential NDIS participant, we assess your unique strengths, support needs and compatibility with other NDIS participants. This is to ensure we can provide the best possible living arrangement that perfectly suits your needs and preferences.
All of our accommodation options are professionally managed, with your safety, privacy and comfort in mind – so you can relax and enjoy your independence without worrying. Also, in addition to your specialist disability accommodation, you will have access to all of St Jude’s services, including community participation, therapy and support coordination.
Please view our current accommodation vacancies here.
Supported Independent Living (SIL) – NDIS Approved
St Jude’s is an NDIS SIL (Supported Independent Living) provider, with a range of supported independent living options. You can choose to share the house with like-minded people or live independently where you receive support with daily living activities. Our shared, supported accommodation disability services usually cater for between 2-4 people per residence, with 1-2 support staff on-site 24 hours a day. The exact situation depends on the needs of the NDIS participants, as we tailor each house to the specific requirements of all of the people living there.
With our supported independent living, we provide all the support you need, including meals, personal care, medication and transport to appointments – while still giving you the freedom of independent living. Supported independent living gives you the opportunity to enjoy company of like-minded people with disability, range of social activities, invite your families and friends into your home, keep beloved pets, and enjoy meals of your choice.
Independent Living Options (ILO) – NDIS Approved
Here at St Jude’s, we aim to cater for the needs of everyone living with disability, as we understand that every person has their own unique requirements and wishes. So, we offer independent living options, NDIS approved, that enable you to live on your own as well. Our ILO (Independent Living Options) model offers you an alternative, more independent living arrangement with formal or informal support that focuses on your individual needs and preferences. Independent living gives you the option of living alone or with someone such as a partner, friend, family member, support worker or host family.
Drop-In Support – Using your NDIS Core Funding
Unique to St Jude’s, our most popular disability housing option is drop-in support, this provides you with more flexibility and a greater degree of independence. Our drop-in support is the perfect solution when you don’t require 24/7 staff support in your home, but you would like to know there is support close by. We also offer shared accommodation in multiple dwellings (villas or units), in a thoughtfully laid out complex, that has a support person next door to call on when you need help at any time of the day or night. This is a flexible and personal service that can be delivered quickly across a variety of accommodation options.
Drop-in support is unique to St Jude’s, and to ensure the ultimate convenience for our clients, there is no waitlist. Our drop-in support is covered under NDIS Core Funding, so it does not require an NDIS SIL quote for approval – which means it can be accessed easily and immediately.
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) – NDIS Approved
St Jude’s has specialist disability accommodation which meets NDIS specific design characteristics that meet your exact needs. Our SDA (Supported Disability Accommodation) designs may feature modifications, assistive technology or SIL support to help meet your individual requirements. Your home should be a place of comfort and relaxation, where you can feel safe and looked after, and can easily carry out your daily tasks without any limitations of physical barriers. We make this possible, and create a space where you can enjoy freedom and independence.
Disability Housing Options
St Jude’s offers a broad variety of disability housing options that are indistinguishable from the other housing in the neighbourhood, in order to encourage people to be independent and participate in their local communities. We have a wide range of accommodation types to ensure we meet the individual needs of those we support, including:
- Shared living
- Single gender
- Complex needs
- Wheelchair friendly and fully accessible
- Pet friendly
- Smoking friendly
- Smoke free households
If you have specific accommodation needs or requests that are not listed, don’t hesitate to contact our team and we will work with you to find an appropriate solution.
St Jude’s currently has more than 50 high-support disability accommodation options, which are home to our diverse range of clients. We acquire new homes for our clients each month, and are always aiming to expand our range of options, so we can better support your preferences and choice of where you wish to live. Our current accommodation options and locations can be viewed here. If there is not an option that meets your preferred location, don’t hesitate to contact our team, and we can work with you to find the best solution.
Funding For Disability Housing
St Jude’s is an NDIS registered provider, and so our accommodation services are available to participants with appropriate NDIS funding. However, for those awaiting funding, we can offer short-term accommodation options and guide you through the funding application process. If you would like to find out more about our independent living options, NDIS funding, shared housing, drop-in support, or any of our other services, get in touch with us today.