Exploring accommodation and support options is recommended once rehabilitation begins. Appropriate options are often scarce so it pays to look ahead and plan early. Points to consider include:
- the level and type of support needed
- the funding available to the person
- the family’s social support network
- the family’s capacity to provide care in the home or nearby
- services available in the area
- local amenities in the area (e.g. parks, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, shopping centres, chemists).
Living close to places of interest allows people to engage with them regularly. Less time on travel means more support hours available to engage in the things people enjoy.
People need the flexibility to move to more independent living as they re-master life skills. Below is a list of accommodation from high support through to more independent living options.