Finding and Managing a Home

Housing is often a primary concern for people with a brain injury and their families – finding and managing an appropriate housing option can be complex.  Our experienced staff understand your experience and apply our specialist knowledge to assess your needs as they relate to housing and support. We work with you directly to identify and address specific housing issues, ensuring you consider elements that are central to quality housing including:  

  • What sort of housing am I eligible for?
  • How do I apply for housing/rentals?
  • What support do I need to be able to live where I choose?
  • What are the costs involved and how will I manage them?
  • Where do I want to live?
  • What is close by?
  • Do I need or want to be close to family and friends?
  • What furniture or aids do I need in my home?


Specialised support to plan and coordinate housing

With our expert knowledge of brain injury and deep understanding of housing options and related systems, we can help to develop a housing plan that helps you achieve your desired goals. We will also assist with ongoing coordination of support providers and can address questions that arise at any time relating to housing.


Support to manage and maintain living arrangements

Assistance can be provided to navigate the process of applying for appropriate housing options, including help with applications, tenancy agreements and other parts of the process. We will also support to ensure you can undertake necessary obligations within the tenancy agreement.

Housing and Support Options

With a clear understanding of how a person with brain injury is impacted and what their specific needs are, we will work to assist and guide transition to the most suitable housing and support option. We consider a person’s goals and desired level of independence alongside the nature of their needs to ensure the highest possible quality of life.   

Supported Living Arrangement  

When people have significant physical and functional needs, the may require support for all areas of daily living. A supported living arrangement will see a number of tenants living in a shared environment with direct access to specialist support – often in a 24-hour, on-site capacity.  

Share House  

A sense of community is valuable and in some cases, a group of people will maintain a tenancy or home ownership arrangement at a location of their choice. Support may be provided to people on a 24-hour basis, in shifts or an on-call capacity depending on the needs of all residents. 

Living with Family or Friends  

Family and friends are an important part of life and people with a brain injury may choose to live with them if the opportunity exists. Support can be provided in the necessary capacity based on the person’s needs and will be structured around any existing support involvement of family and friends.  

Own Home Support  

A person who is able to live in their own home – either through a tenancy agreement or in an owned property – may require practical support to carry out tasks of daily living. Support in this context will be guided by the person to ensure they can participate in meaningful opportunities of their choice.