How WayHome Works with
Hosts & Co-residents (Homeshare)
What are Hosts & Co-residents (Homesharers)?
They are regular people who simply have a passion for creating a more inclusive and welcoming community:
- Hosts are individuals and families who welcome others to share their home and life
- Hosts receive a host payment which is paid from the NDIS participants NDIS plan
- A Co-resident or Homesharer is a person who lives with a person with a disability in their home, providing support and companionship
- Co-residents or Homesharers receive in most cases free accommodation and payments for the support they provide (such as assistance in preparing meals, assisting around the home)
The WayHome Platform
Search, meet and message with people with a disability who are interested in your support.
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).
WayHome 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.
WayHome 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.
Payments for the support you provide
WayHome ensures you are paid on time and according to agreements.
See Payments for more information.
Getting agreements in place
Agreements provide clarity on roles and expectations, including the support to be provided and payments to be made. WayHome has deep experience in setting up these agreements with all parties
Ongoing Checks – being happy & staying safe
All arrangements must protect the rights of people with a disability, as well as supporters – WayHome works to ensure the arrangement meets the requirements of the NDIS, disability standards, as well as relevant award and health and safety standards.
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.
Changes, ending arrangements, exploring new options
Sometime situations change.
While most agreements are for 12 months, choice and control is of primary importance, and people with a disability have the right to end agreements, discuss changes that better suit needs or explore new options.
WayHome assists when people want to end the arrangement, change or explore new options.