Navigating Providing Both Tenancy and Support

Offering both tenancy and support is an effective way to approach an NDIS business – that is, until it’s not. This workshop will show you how to avoid risks when navigating both.

Why take this course?

Do you offer both tenancy and support? The fact of the matter is this: tenancy providers technically can’t mandate a particular support provider, and on the flip side, a person with a disability can’t be evicted if they don’t want to use the supports preferred by the tenancy manager. 

This presents some big risks for providers who are attempting to mandate one, upon offering the other (we’ve recently seen an increase in compliance to give people with a disability full tenancy rights – understandably so). Then, we add the overlap of NDIA rules and state-based tenancy laws, and we’ve got a rather complex issue on our hands. 

Now for the good news. There are things that providers can (and should) do to safeguard their organisation. This practical four hour workshop will dive into this growing and complex issue (even if this is the first time you’ve heard of it!) and show providers how to feel more confident navigating the tenancy risks and rules. A collective sigh of relief.

What you'll gain

Leave with a greater understanding of…

  • Practical approaches you can adopt to safeguard your organisation, while also following NDIS rules and tenancy laws

  • The rules about providing both tenancy and support under the NDIS

  • What the future looks like based on current information out there

  • The potential risks involved if you get this wrong

Who's it for?

  • Organisations providing both tenancy and support

  • SDA providers that are mandating organisations for supports

What's included?

  • 4 hour virtual workshop (via Zoom)

  • Downloadable copy of the slides for you to look back on

  • Certificate of completion

Dates and time

June 11

  • NSW/VIC/QLD/ACT/TAS 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • WA 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • SA/NT 9:30am - 1:30pm

Presenters

Rebecca Brissett

As a presenter, trainer and consultant Rebecca delivers education with a practical engaging approach that consistently results in people coming back for more. Smarts and experience combined, her expertise is in the ‘living’ part of home & living (in all its NDIS complexities). From finance to quality systems, from partnerships to management, Rebecca understands service tensions while always keeping focus on the people who matter. If you want someone to assist with change at a pace that succeeds, you want Rebecca Brissett.

Brent Woolgar

Brent is a bona fide master of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) detail, which considering he is an engineer is not surprising. Brent has built his reputation as one of the sector's leading experts in SDA with involvement in over 50 SDA related projects to date, ranging from parent groups, small organisations, large national organisations, state governments, community housing providers, for-profit investors, developers and many financial institutions. What Brent doesn’t know about SDA is probably the stuff the NDIA don’t know themselves yet. Brent brings a unique skill set to NDIS Housing, with over 25 years consulting experience in accessible design as well as a lived experience as the proud father of teenage identical twins, one of whom has cerebral palsy.

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