Disability Housing in Sydney: 4 Things to consider if you’re ready to move out of home

Do you think it’s time for you to make the big move? Here are some tips to help you prepare.

Moving out of the family home is a significant change in your life – and in the lives of those around you. At Ebenezer Mission, we see it as a positive and exciting step toward independence, and we’re here to help you figure out all the details. Here are a few things to consider:

1. Consider your financial situation

First and foremost, have you thought about your budget? Do you have the financial means to live comfortably and independently in your new home? You might wish to enlist the help of your family, friends, or a support coordinator in this situation. If living independently is your goal, it’s good to include it in your NDIS plan since you might be eligible for NDIS funding to help you find a place to live.

2. Make sure you have the right support

It’s crucial to figure out what kind of support you’ll need before leaving your house. You’ll be setting yourself up for long-term happiness this way. Consider the following:

  • What do I require in my new home to assist me in my daily activities?
  • How much assistance from a support worker would I need?
  • What activities am I already able to undertake on my own?

Not sure what kind of support you require? It’s a good idea to talk to your Support Coordinator or Occupational Therapist about it; we’re all here to help you navigate the NDIS.

3. Developing life skills

It’s a good idea to practice everyday life skills while still living with your parents or a caregiver to ease the transition to living alone. You can improve your skills while remaining safe, secure, and comfortable in your existing residence.

Consider every day as an opportunity to acquire a new skill, such as making a shopping list, checking your bank account to ensure you have enough money to pay for groceries, making a nutritious breakfast, or doing the laundry.

4. Identifying where you wish to live

This is a huge step toward independent living. You must decide where you want to live. Do you want to be close to your family and friends, your medical centre, any day programs you attend, shopping centres and cafes, or public transportation? Remember that family and friends are welcome to visit you in your new home.

Ebenezer's Supported Independent Living

Finding a new home can be an emotionally draining experience, but remember that setting out on a new path to independence can be thrilling. It’s often the first step toward achieving life goals.

You are welcome to contact our team if you or someone you care about is looking for disability housing in Sydney and considering moving and living independently.

You can live independently in one of Ebenezer Mission‘s accommodations, explore new environments, and make new connections with people. Live on your own terms in a home with your own personal space.

Supported independent living with us is not just an accommodation; we make it a home for you.

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