If you accept this offer, a transition process will begin for you to move into your new home. The offer is subject to a formal agreement between you, the SDA and the SIL provider. You will be involved in developing a transition plan that may include additional visits or short stays in the new home to help you get on board and involve the people who will help you, as well as the staff in the new environment, to ensure your needs are met. Victoria also recently published a cooperation agreement that describes a very confusing and confusing relationship between the SDA and Supported Independent Living (SIL). SDA and/or SIL providers may be required to include in the letter of offer conditions such as funding authorization if necessary. SDA or SIL suppliers may also have certain conditions that must be included in the letter of offer. The offer is subject to a formal agreement between the participant, the SDA and the SIL provider. The housing declaration issued by the SIL provider constitutes the service contract for the SDA and SIL services with an NDIS participant. DSC recently carried out a review of the proposed agreements between the NSW government and potential SDA providers.
According to the NDIS rules for the SDA, providers have 90 days to fill a vacancy for a dwelling registered for accommodation of four or five residents and 60 days to fill a vacancy for accommodation registered for accommodation of two or three residents. A vacancy is considered occupied from the start date of the service contract or the housing statement. Support funded under the NDIS. If support coordination is intended to support a participant with the SDA in its plan, support coordination would involve assistance in research, application, access, transition and maintenance of SDA agreements, including the development of written agreements upon entry into housing. An agreement between the SDA provider, the SIL provider and a subscriber describing the support provided and how it is provided. The agreement also sets out the responsibilities and obligations of each party and how to resolve any problems that arise. The declaration of accommodation provided by the SIL provider will constitute a combined service contract for the SDA and SIL services with an NDIS subscriber. All parties are required to cooperate fully at the meeting and each party must agree on preference and ranking. In the event of a lack of consensus after both parties have attempted to resolve the disagreement, SIL will make a final decision on the classification of vacancies to be offered to participants. In case of complexity in identifying a suitable participant, SDA and/or SIL representatives can discuss this with their line management outside the meeting. This process must be completed for the three best placed candidates in order to avoid further delays in the event of refusal of a residence offer.
The role of the SDA and SIL representatives is to offer participants the vacancy (in priority order) and the participants make the decision to accept or refuse the offer. The NDIA only pays for SDA if the participant resides in the apartment. It is presumed that a participant resides in the apartment from the start date of the NDIS service contract or housing declaration. . . .