Housing & Accommodation

Our carefully designed flexible service model supports both independent and shared living options for NDIS-funded participants.

At St Jude’s, we recognise that it may be possible to adjust your current living arrangements to give you a greater degree of self-sufficiency. We work closely with you and your family to source a living arrangement which allows you to achieve greater independence and that, most importantly, feels like home.

We offer accommodation support with the key purpose of providing you with a genuine sense of place, a strong connection with your community, an increased sense of belonging and enjoyment of a safe and supportive lifestyle that’s driven by your choices.

We currently offer more than 50 welcoming, thoughtfully designed and aesthetically pleasing homes located across Perth and WA’s south west region. Our rapidly growing portfolio caters to your preferences, ensuring you have choice around where you live, how you live and who you live with.

Permanent Disability Accommodation

St Jude’s recognises that people with disability may have unique living requirements and their current living arrangement may not maximise independence. We work closely with you to source an appropriate accommodation option which allows you to achieve greater independence in your day to day life, all while ensuring we can provide a house that truly feels like home. 

In offering accommodation support, our key intention and drive is for you to experience a sense of home, strong connection with your community and an increased sense of belonging and enjoyment of a safe and supportive lifestyle that is driven by choice rather than by the constraints of a disability.

We currently offer more than 40 welcoming, carefully designed and aesthetically pleasing homes where the preferences and needs of our clients are central, located conveniently across Perth and WA’s South West. 

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To ensure we can provide you with  the best outcomes and choices pertaining to your living arrangements, we are continually expanding our accommodation portfolio, to source options which best align with your needs and desired lifestyle. We want to empower you to be able to exercise choice when it comes to where you live, who you live with and of course, how you live. 

All St Jude’s accommodation options are professionally managed, with your safety, privacy and comfort of utmost priority.  

In addition to providing accommodation services, you will have access to the full breadth of St Jude’s services, to assist you with your daily living activities and achieve your personal goals. Some of our services include but are not limited to community participation, therapy and support coordination.

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 solution and living arrangement that best suits your needs and preferences. 

Please view our current accommodation vacancies here.

Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Our range of SIL options are ideal if you’re looking to live in a shared environment, with support or supervision for daily tasks. Our SIL accommodation has between 2-5 people sharing and 1-2 support staff onsite 24/7, depending on the needs of the residents.

We provide the all support you need, including meals, personal care, medication and access to appointments, paired with the freedom of independent living. With SIL, you can enjoy access to a range of activities, welcome visitors and keep loving pets. You can even choose between smoking and non-smoking facilities.

Independent Living Options (ILO)

Our ILO model offers you an alternative, more independent living arrangement with informal support that focuses on your individual needs and preferences. ILO 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

Drop-in Support provides you with more flexibility and a greater degree of independence. Our Dropin Support is the perfect solution when you don’t require 24/7 staff support in your home, but like to know there’s support close at hand, right next door.

We offer individual accommodation in multiple dwelling (villas or units) in a well laid-out complex with a support person next door to call on when you need help at any time of day or night. This is a flexible and personal servicewhich can be delivered quickly across a variety of accommodation options.

Drop-in Support is unique to St Jude’s and there is no wait list. And, because it comes under Core Funding, it doesn’t require an NDIS SIL quote for approval, so it can be accessed easily and promptly.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

St Jude’s can provide specialist housing solutions beyond those offered by mainstream housing services, with specific design and characteristics to meet your exact needs. Our SDA designs may feature modifications, assistive technology or SIL support to help meet your individual requirements.

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Housing Options

St Jude’s offers a broad variety of accommodation options that are indistinguishable from and intermingled with housing in the neighbourhood, in order to encourage people to be independent and participate in their local communities. St Jude’s offer a large range of accommodation options to meet the individual needs of those we support, including but not limited to:

  • Individual housing options
  • Shared living options
  • Single gender options
  • Complex needs options
  • Wheelchair and highly accessible options
  • Pet friendly households
  • Smoking friendly and smoke free households

If you have specific accommodation needs or requests that are not listed, don’t hesitate to contact our team who can work with you to find an appropriate solution.

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Why St Jude’s?

  • Accomodation Options – we provide a large range of permanent living solutions that meet your preferences,  including individual and shared options.
  • Locations – our houses are located conveniently across Perth and WA’s South West and continually expanding to suit your preferences
  • Immediacy – if we don’t have an appropriate vacancy, we will source an alternative and have you settled in as little as three weeks
  • A home that feels like home – our accommodation has been carefully designed to feel homely and look aesthetically pleasing, whilst catering for a range of physical and psychosocial disabilities.
  • Access to Additional Support – St Jude’s diverse disability services means our clients can access additional support including supported independent living, travel assistance, community participation, therapy and support coordination 
  • Efficient Fund Utilisation – As many of our accommodation options are grouped together, this allows more of your NDIS hours to be allocated toward supporting you, instead of travel.
  • St Jude’s are also registered with the Translating and Interpreting (TIS) Service, allowing us to work with non-English speaking clients

Locations

We currently have more than 40 high support accommodation options, which are home to our diverse range of clients. We acquire new homes for clients each month, as we 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 who can work with you to find an appropriate solution.

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Services Offered

  • SDA – Specialist Disability Accommodation for clients requiring a high level of support
  • ILO – Independent Living Options including co-residency, hosting, living with others of your choosing or living alone
  • SIL – Supported Individual Living for clients living in shared environments, requiring support or supervision with daily tasks. T
  • Drop-In Support – Unique to St Jude’s, Drop-in Support is a flexible, person centred service that can be delivered more immediately as it derives from Core Funding and does not require an NDIS quote for approval.
  • Short Term Accommodation -Short term and respite care options with no minimum duration. More information can be  viewed here
  • Additional support services including community participation, in-home support, assisted travel,  therapy and support coordination.

Funding

As an NDIS registered provider, our accommodation services are available to participants with appropriate NDIS funding. 

For those awaiting funding, St Jude’s can offer short term accommodation options and guide you through the funding application process.

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Contact our friendly team on (08) 9273 4343 or email hello@stjudes.com.au for any enquiries you may have or to book an appointment today.