SASH Home Modifications Program
EnableNSW has partnered with the NSW Ministry of Health to implement a home modification program as part of its Safe and Supported at Home (SASH) initiative.
The program is accepting enquiries from Occupational Therapists for home modifications to assist people where discharge from hospital or potential readmission, is impacted by an inability to access funding for home modifications.
Please be aware the eligibility criteria for the EnableNSW SASH Home Modification Program will be reviewed periodically and may change dependent upon demand and available budget. The program currently has allocated funding until June 2023. Any further updates will be provided on this page.
Eligibility for the program
Home modifications (disability-specific) may be funded for people who:
- have agreement from the homeowner to complete temporary or permanent home modifications,
- are aged 64 years and under,
- are not eligible for any other government funding scheme, for example NDIS, My Aged Care, DVA or iCare,
- have a functional impairment that impacts their ability to manage activities of daily living, and/or
- require home modifications to live at home safely.
Please note, for people who do not meet the above criteria, EnableNSW may consider applications for home modifications based on other circumstances which will be considered on an individual basis. Clinicians should escalate to the relevant long term funding source and provide an update on the outcome.
In all instances, clinicians should contact a SASH Home Modifications Clinical Advisor to discuss.
EnableNSW SASH Home Modifications may include:
- minor home modifications or temporary solutions such as grab rails, ramps to access the home, doorway widening, shower hob reduction and/or portable/modular facilities, and/or
- major home modifications may be considered in some circumstances, for example wheelchair accessible bathroom modifications.
If provided, temporary bathrooms and home access equipment will be loaned for a maximum of 6 months.