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 a 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 50 welcoming, thoughtfully designed and aesthetically pleasing homes across Perth and WA’s South West region. 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.
The Benefits Of Supported Disability Accommodation
The team at St Jude’s understand that people with a disability have unique living requirements, and that may mean they are limited by their current living arrangements. We aim to maximise independence and source the appropriate housing for people with disabilities. You should have a house that truly feels like home, but has the right design and equipment for your needs. By having your own supported, independent living, you can have a lifestyle that is driven by choice rather than by the constraints of a disability.
Our selection of disability accommodation in Perth and across the South West are all central and conveniently located, as well as carefully designed to fit the preferences and needs of our clients. To ensure we can provide you with the best outcomes, and a range of choices, we are continually expanding our accommodation portfolio. When you come to us, you will be able to exercise choice when it comes to where you live, who you live with, and most importantly, how you 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)
St Jude’s is an NDIS SIL provider, with a range of supported independent living options for those who are looking to live in a shared environment where you receive support and supervision with everyday tasks. Our shared, supported accommodation disability services usually cater for between 2-5 people per residence, with 1-2 support staff on-site 24 hours a day. The exact situation depends on the needs of the residents, as we tailor each house to the specific requirements of all of the people living there. We also give you the option of choosing between smoking and non-smoking facilities.
With our disability shared housing, we provide all the support you need, including meals, personal care, medication and access to appointments – while still giving you the freedom of independent living. Supported independent living gives you the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, welcome visitors into your home, keep beloved pets, and feel like you have a proper home of your own.
Independent Living Options (ILO)
Here at St Jude’s, we aim to cater for the needs of everyone living with a 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 model offers you an alternative, more independent living arrangement with 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.
Another one of our disability housing options 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 Core Funding, so it does not require an NDIS SIL quote for approval – which means 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, and we include specific design characteristics that meet your exact needs. Our SDA 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 issues. We make this possible, and create a space where you can enjoy freedom and independence.
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 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.
Accommodation Options – we provide a large range of permanent living solutions so that you can find something to meet your preferences, including individual and shared options.
Locations – our houses are located conveniently across Perth and WA’s South West.
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 house 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 has a diverse range of disability services, which means our clients can access supported independent living, travel assistance, community participation, therapy, support coordination, and more.
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
St Jude’s currently has more than 50 high-support 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.
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.
Drop-In Support – Unique to St Jude’s, Drop-in Support is a flexible service that can be delivered more immediately as it is covered by Core Funding and does not require an NDIS quote for approval.
Short Term Accommodation -Short-term and respite care options with no minimum duration.
Additional support services, including community participation, in-home support, assisted travel, therapy and support coordination.
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 today.