How WayHome Works with
The WayHome Platform – find your perfect housing option
- Hosts – individuals and families who welcome others to share their home and life
- Co-residents – a person who lives with a person with a disability and provides support and companionship
- Housemates – people with a disability who wish to share with other people with a disability
- Suitable housing – including SDA properties, houses to rent, share or buy that meet the needs of people with a disability listed by housing providers
Protecting your privacy
Your private contact information is never shared on the platform.
Users are not allowed to request or provide contact information via the platform (Housing Provider contact information is on all housing information).
Working with your Coordinator where required
Your Coordinator can assist by putting your requirements on the platform, assist you search and find matches, and then work collaboratively with WayHome to put everything in place.
Way Home Facilitated Phone Introductions
With one click, request a WayHome Facilitated Phone Meeting to discuss details and get to know each other.
A WayHome Help Team member sets up and joins the call.
Way Home Facilitated Meet & Greets
WayHome hosts a meet and greet with all parties to get to know each other better. A WayHome Help Team member always attends the meet and greet.
Getting the right NDIS funding in your plan
The NDIS provides a range of funding options to enable to people to live where with whom and how they like:
- Individual Living Options (ILOs) – funding of host, co-resident, housemate and other arrangements
- Specialized Independent Living (SILs) – funding to live in a group situation
- Specialized Disability Accommodation (SDAs) – in limited cases the NDIS will fund ongoing rental payments for people needing highly adapted housing options
In some cases, people will have this funding already in their plan.
Hosts, Co-residents and Housemates – WayHome will assess your eligibility for funding, and if positive will work closely with you to submit an NDIS funding request.
SDA Housing – WayHome will refer you to specialists who can assist with an SDA application, or in in some cases, Housing Providers can assist (WayHome is not able to do SDA applications at this time).
Getting agreements in place – providing clarity on roles
Agreements provide clarity on roles and expectations, including the support to be provided and payments to be made – WayHome assists getting these in place
Initial checks and clearances, ongoing checks – being happy & staying safe
All arrangements must protect the rights of people with a disability, as well as meet the requirements of the NDIS and disability standards. This means thorough reference checks and police clearances, training, risk assessments, as well as ongoing visits and checks.
Making payments, administration – hassle-free living
Funding for housing options can mean making various payments and ensuring an administration that meets NDIS requirements – WayHome can assist.
Hosts, Co-residents and Housemates – WayHome is the registered provider of supports for the initial 12 months of all arranagements
WayHome operates as a NDIS registered provider (via My Supports).
All NDIS Participants and Hosts, Co-residents & Housemates meeting via WayHome Platform are required to be WayHome implemented and managed for the first 12 months.
Housing & Housing Providers
Housing Providers can be contacted directly via their contact info on house advertisements.
All arrangements entered into between Housing Providers and NDIS Participants are a matter between these parties – WayHome is not a party to any agreements.
Changes, ending arrangements, exploring new options
Sometimes situations change. While most agreements are for 12 months, choice and control is of primary importance, and you have the right to end any agreement, discuss changes that better suit you or explore new options.
WayHome assists when people want to end the arrangement, change or explore new options.