** Limited vacancies are available now. Call 9374 1600 and talk to our Community Living Area Manager about your needs **
Community Living Accommodation
Crosslinks provides disability support to people in the eastern suburbs of Perth. One of our core services is to provide people with a safe, long-term and welcoming home. Our supported accommodation, which we call Community Living, has homes in the following suburbs:
About your new home
Our aim is to provide you with a long-term home – a place where you feel secure, cared-for and comfortable. A place where you can entertain family and friends or have some quiet time alone. A place that you can personalise to reflect who you are. A place where you can stay for years, knowing that your particular physical and health requirements are fully catered for.
Our Community Living homes are modern, located in well-established neighbourhoods, and are perfectly set up for people with a disability. They are warm and welcoming, with open-plan living areas and outdoor spaces, perfect for socialising with your housemates.
Homes are shared with 1-4 others and housemates are carefully chosen based on discussions and criteria like age, gender, interests, disability types and most importantly, overall compatibility with each other.
Your needs are our priority
Perhaps you or a loved one, are moving out of home for the first time or looking for alternative accommodation? We support you every step of the way to make the process easy.
Our person-centred approach links your preferences, needs, personality and NDIS funding to an accommodation option that’s best for you. We cater for different home-care needs. For example:
- If you need constant support
Our experienced Support Workers can be rostered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide full-time supervision and help with daily living.
- If you are semi-independent but would like support at night
Our caring Support Workers often work from 5pm in the evening to 9am the next morning, to provide assistance and peace-of-mind overnight.
- If you are virtually independent but would like regular companionship and support
If you’re living alone, our friendly Support Workers can regularly visit, to help you with the goals in your NDIS plan. This is our Community Inclusion service and it’s all about linking you to the community, to friends, to life-skills – or just simply having a fun day out. Find out more about Community Inclusion.
Making the move
We appreciate that moving into a new home is a big step. That’s why we use a gradual transition process to make the move as smooth as possible. You will be fully supported by our large, but close-knit team consisting of the Community Living Area Manager and Support Workers. All the team know every resident really well and are always willing and able to assist.
Transitioning to your new home
- Before moving in, we take the time to get to know you and your family – and for you to get to know us.
- We find out what you need in your new home – the mandatory items and the special things that make you feel at home
- We begin with short, supported visits to the home so you can become familiar with the environment and can start getting to know your other housemates
- We will take you out and about to help you become familiar with the local community – the shops, services, outdoor spaces and people
- When you’re comfortable, we will try a fully supported overnight stay
- When you’re comfortable, we will try a fully supported weekend stay
- When you’re comfortable, we will help you move into your new home on a full-time basis
- Especially in the early days, we will touch-base regularly to ensure that you and your family are happy and that the move has gone smoothly
- We will touch base regularly to ensure that you continue to be comfortable in your new home
- As you grow older, your physical and health needs may change. We will work with you and your family to ensure that your needs continue to be properly met in your home.
What you need to provide
You will need to provide your own bedroom furniture and linen including:
- Bedside table
- Sheets, doona, doona cover
- Potentially a chest of drawers (depending on whether there is storage in the room)
- Towels, facecloths
Other optional items may include:
- Personal computer
- Personal items (e.g. photos, hobbies, games)
Looking after your home
Crosslinks advocates for independence and skill-building within people’s capabilities.
As it’s your home, you will lead the daily running of the home with your housemates, where possible. This may include cooking meals, grocery shopping, putting the washing on, taking the rubbish bins out etc. Living in your own home provides amazing opportunities to learn and grow and your support workers are always there to teach and assist you.
Looking after yourself
You will have a personal support profile that reflects the level of independence that you’re comfortable with. You will have the opportunity to learn to manage all areas of your own personal care such as showering, bathing, teeth cleaning, hair washing, toileting, washing hands, maintenance of nails etc. Of course, full assistance will be provided if required.
You will be invited to become involved in meal planning with your housemates and Support Workers.
Weekly menus will be developed based on what everyone in the house enjoys eating, people’s specific dietary requirements and nutrition. You will also be encouraged to assist the Support Workers in the preparation of meals as it’s a great learning opportunity – and it’s fun!
Perhaps once a week all the housemates would like to go out for dinner? Perhaps you’d like to use the BBQ at each home to have a regular BBQ?
These are the types of independent-living decisions that you and your housemates can make, with help from your Support Workers.
Fees and Contributions
Fees for the cost of living in the home and the delivery of support services vary, depending on your needs and the number of people living in the home. The cost of living in the home will be covered by your disability support pension or wages. The cost of support services will be based on your NDIS funding. It’s all very personalised so please contact us so we can answer all your questions over the phone or at a meeting.
Find out more
We understand that moving out of home or changing accommodation is a potentially stressful, difficult time. It’s not a quick decision and there is a lot of information to consider. We want to provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision for you. So please, bombard us with questions! We are happy to chat on the phone or to arrange a meeting. Contact Us