Supported Living and Community Residential Support Services support disabled people to live independently in a safe and appropriate environment. Find out about each of these options and how they can be tailored to the level of support you need.

Supported Living

Supported Living and Community Residential Support Services are housing and living options that provide for different levels of independence.

A support worker can assist with tasks such as:

  • using community facilities
  • shopping
  • budgeting
  • cooking
  • dealing with agencies like Work and Income or the bank.

To access Supported Living, you need to talk to a Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) organisation. If you're eligible for support, you'll be provided with options for suppliers of services you need.

If you're interested in this service:

Community Residential Support Services

Community Residential Support Services are offered by ministry-contracted providers to enable disabled people to live in a home-like setting within their community while receiving support for up to 24 hours a day. Staff are on hand in the homes to support people with all aspects of their daily lives.

The options available depend on:

  • each person’s situation
  • where they want to live
  • what is available in that region.

Services are provided in a range of community settings such as small or large homes, groups of small homes or flats.

If you're interested in this service: