Finding your perfect Forsight home

Am I eligible to move into a Forsight home?

Forsight provides Supported Independent Living group homes for people aged between 18 and 60 years old who have a sensory impairment. Sensory impairments include such diagnosed conditions as autism, cerebral palsy, deafness, blindness, Prader-Willi syndrome, Downs Syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. To start the process of moving into your Forsight home, you will need Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) eligibility in your NDIS plan.

Supported Independent Living
provides funding for group home living with the appropriate supports to help clients achieve their goals around independence, wellbeing and equity.

Specialist Disability Accommodation
provides funding for people who require high and complex needs support.

If you don’t already have eligibility, your Support Coordinator can work with our Vacancy Management team to help you get the funding that you need. Sometimes it can take several weeks to have your SIL approved so we highly recommend that you apply for SIL and SDA eligibility at the time of creating your NDIS plan. The two categories that these supports are funded under are Category 1 (SIL) and Category 6 (SDA).

If you don’t have a Support Coordinator to help navigate the requirements for your NDIS plan, one of our expert Support Coordinators can help with this.

How do I get the funding I need?


What happens when I make an enquiry about a vacancy?

Getting to know you:
After you have enquired (either by phone or internet) we will meet with you and your family member or advocate. Together, we will go through a thorough process to ensure your needs can be catered for in the home you are enquiring about. We will also take you on a tour of the home so you can see the accommodation first-hand as part of the process of deciding whether it’s right for you.

Determining whether this vacancy is the right fit for you:
Moving into a new home is a considerable life event, and as part of our service, we aim to ensure that you are successfully paired with a home that can accommodate your lifestyle, daily requirements, and goals. This thorough process considers a wide range of factors including your age, gender, what your needs are for your sensory impairment, the location of your day program or employment, and your desired location relative to where your family is currently living. We also take into consideration the needs of other clients living in the home at the time of the vacancy.

If the home is not compatible with your needs:
After going through this process, sometimes a move to the current vacancy may not be suitable or successful. In this case, we can place you on our waitlist for a home that is more suitable for your specific needs. As future demand increases, Forsight has the capacity to open new homes based on that demand for a particular area.

We will stay in contact regularly to see if your needs have changed and to give you an update on how your inquiry is going. We are mindful that sometimes the need for accommodation is acute so we will work hard to get the outcome you need and ensure consistent communication with you or your loved ones throughout the process.

What if my needs are compatible with a Forsight vacancy?

When the vacancy and your requirements are a match, it’s the start of an exciting transition to your new home.

The first thing that we will do on your behalf is to apply for your SIL code for your new home. Then you will start a transition process that usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks. The process will include overnight stays, day trips with the Forsight team who staff your home and spending some time with your new house mates. This will allow some time to get used to the people who will live with you and the staff who will support you in your home.

You will also get to know your key Active Support Worker, who has the role of understanding all of your individual needs and requirements. They will play an active part in communicating with your family and loved ones, along with our Home Services Manager who oversees the home you will live in.

Once you have fully transitioned into your Forsight home, we will speak with you, your loved ones, and supports within the first month of your transition to make sure that your expectations are being met.

For further information, or to have a chat, please feel free to reach out to our Client Intake & Transition Coordinator, Natasha Favotto on 0413 780 794.

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