Our personally tailored residential supports help you make the transition to independence, and develop skills and confidence.
Possability supports people in shared living arrangements from two to five people. Staffing is adjusted to meet the specific needs of residents. We work closely with individuals to match house mates personalities and needs when establishing new shared living arrangements.
In circumstances where a person has individual funding that covers 24/7 support, they may choose to live by themselves.
Transition to independent living:
We offer short-term accommodation to provide opportunities to trial independent living in a safe and supported environment. The focus is on developing skills and confidence to prepare people for moving out of home or a shared living arrangement to live independently.
Possability can also assist by exploring available accommodation options in your local community and coordinating tenancy agreements.
This style of accommodation is well suited to people who want to live independently, but who need regular support to do so. Support might be needed with personal care, developing life skills and decision-making issues. The level of support available depends on assessed support needs.
Where is it available?
We provide accommodation services across Tasmania. While vacancy rates of existing houses are limited, we regularly establish new shared housing arrangements for participants who have been allocated funding for this support.
How do I (or my family member) access this service?
NDIS participants with this service in their Participant Plan are welcome to contact Possability to discuss options.
If you are not yet a participant in the NDIS, contact your Local Area Coordinator to be assessed. More information about eligibility can be found on the NDIS website.
Possability also offers services to people funded by other means or who are self-funded.
I have a NDIS Participant Plan. What should I do next?
Contact Possability on 1300 067 842 and ask to speak to one of our Service Planners. They will then arrange a time to meet to discuss your options.
Your NDIA Local Area Coordinator may have provided you with a list of other service providers that you can also contact.
What does it cost?
Costs for services are linked to the individual’s plan and funded package of supports. Residents pay their own day to day living expenses such as rent, power, groceries and transport.
What happens if my family member moves into supported accommodation and then decides it isn’t suitable or appropriate?
In most cases there is a three month trial period to allow the new resident to adjust to their home and housemates. The person can choose to withdraw throughout this time. Accommodation can be ended by the individual, their family, or the organisation if it is believed that this placement is not conducive to the needs of the individual or their housemates.
Can I visit my family member in supported accommodation?
It is Possability’s philosophy that this will be your family member’s home and you have the right to visit. We only ask that the visits happen at a time where it has minimal impact on the routines of the house and the person’s housemates.
Call us for a chat
If you have a Participant Plan or just need some advice, call us for a chat. We’re here to listen and talk about your goals and aspirations.
Freecall: 1300 067 842 or lodge an online enquiry.
Elise is loving life since moving into her new independent living unit in Southern Tasmania. Watch her story here.