About The Way Home

The Way Home Program, funded as a 12-month Individual Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building grant by the State Government completed service delivery 30 September 2019. The Way Home Program provided two complimentary streams of support to assist NDIS participants with a psychosocial disability to secure safe and sustainable housing in the private rental market or community housing.

The program had two aims:

  1. Support 50 individuals with an NDIS plan with a psychosocial disability experiencing homelessness to secure a home in the community
  2. Work alongside NDIS Service Providers to share information and capacity build these services in how to best support individuals with an NDIS plan who are homelessness with a psychosocial disability to gain and sustain a home.

A range of practical resources were created by Wellways to assist participants and services beyond the funding period of the program. The free participant resources below have been designed to assist individuals in their journey to securing and maintaining a home.

Budgeting  (PDF - 317KB)

The Way Home Handbook (PDF - 1.5MB)

Housing Action Plan (PDF - 358KB)

Looking after your home (PDF - 1.4MB)

Moving in (PDF - 1MB)

Challenging neighbours (PDF - 1.8MB)

Pets (PDF - 1.1MB)

Property inspections and real estate agents (PDF - 1.MB)

Sharing your home (PDF - 1MB)

 

Resources for NDIS service providers

These resources are designed to complement the work NDIS Providers undertake to support individuals with an NDIS plan whom are experiencing homelessness, and provides specialised information on supporting individuals with a psychosocial disability in these domains.

These resources are free to download below:

Check list (PDF - 1.2MB)

Homelessness and housing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations (PDF - 1MB)

Building support networks (PDF - 798KB)

Key contacts for sustainable tenancies (PDF - 590KB)

Housing and homelessness NDIS provider handbook (PDF - 4.62MB)

Psychosocial disability information (PDF - 1MB)

Identifying and managing risks (PDF - 1.2MB)

Wellness action plan (PDF - 326KB)

 

The Way Home Program was externally evaluated by Neami National.

Wellways deliver a range of alternative Housing First Modelled housing and support programs therefore please refer to these on our Sustainable Tenancies page.

The Way Home is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and is delivered by Wellways. The program is supported by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria.