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The role of a support person

A support person can be anyone chosen by a specialist disability accommodation (SDA) resident to help them understand their renting rights and responsibilities in an SDA residency.

A support person can be a family member, trusted friend, advocate, carer, guardian or Supported Independent Living (SIL) provider. SIL providers support SDA residents with daily tasks and help them develop their skills to live as independently as possible.

Providers must appoint a support person for the resident if the resident's disability prevents them from understanding the agreement, or their rights and responsibilities. Providers cannot choose a support person who works for them.

Visit the Information to help families and carers page on the NDIS website.