Supported Living

Supported Living is a service that supports you to live in your own home and be part of your local community.

IDEA Services can support you to:

  • Manage and learn new daily living skills, such as cooking, cleaning and managing money
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Keep in touch with family and friends
  • Join community activities (e.g. sports and art)
  • Look for a job
  • Access other community services, such as the doctors or Work and Income
  • Be as independent as you can be, supporting you to build natural networks with whānau/friends and the community.

Supported Living also supports individuals who are parents. We help you to access the right specialist support and education to be a good parent.

Our support is flexible. We will provide support at the time and place that meets your needs.

Our service is person-directed. This means you are in charge of making the decisions about what you do and what support you want.

Who can use Supported Living 

Supported Living is for people who want to live in their own home and have some support.

Supported Living is available to anyone aged 17 or older who is assessed as meeting the Ministry’s Disability Support Services eligibility criteria.

How to access Supported Living

Our Supported Living service is funded by the Ministry of Health. Talk to a Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) organisation about getting Supported Living.

Visit our Accessing support services page for more information. 

Related pages

IDEA Services

IDEA Services supports adults of all ages with intellectual disabilities to live in their own homes and enjoy life as part of their communities.

Accessing Support Services

Access disability support services through Needs Assessment and Service Coordination organisations (NASCs) or Enabling Good Lives (EGL).

Residential Services

In our Residential Services you live in a home with a small group of people and can keep active socially.