SIL homes

If you or someone you care for would like to live independently, then a Supported Independent Living (SIL) home might be a great choice. SIL is an NDIS-funded service for people who need a significant amount of help at home every day.

This article defines SIL funding and outlines how a SIL house can help you meet your home and living goals.

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a type of disability accommodation support. SIL providers build and maintain accommodation facilities that become the permanent home of NDIS participants.

Residents in independent living homes will be supported with daily tasks like personal care. Support staff are on hand in the supported independent living home to help with difficult or challenging tasks. A support coordinator ensures that a high standard of disability support is provided to residents in their own home.

When to choose Supported Independent Living

SIL is an excellent choice if you are an existing NDIS participant and you would like to live independently from family or friends. The services and supports you access will vary in relation to your support needs.

In supported independent living, you can receive assistance with many of the activities of daily life, including:

  • personal care

  • meal preparation

  • transport to or arrangement for visiting medical appointments

  • support to be involved in local community activities

  • support with life skills

A guide to independent living

Supported Independent Living homes are located in all sorts of neighbourhoods around the community. Most SIL houses have multiple bedrooms and are intended for shared use by several residents. SIL properties can be found near the city and in metropolitan areas.

Your supported independent living group home may have features including:

  • assistive technology to make communication easier

  • home modifications such as ramps, grab rails, and hoists, to keep you safe when moving around at home

  • wide hallways and easy access entry and exit points

SIL properties have been designed with input from an allied health professional to help ensure the safety and comfort of all residents.

Supported independent living funding

Supported Independent Living SIL funding is used to pay for the help you receive as well as your support coordinator.

SIL funding can not be used for day-to-day living expenses like:

  • rent

  • shopping

  • groceries

  • entertainment and hobbies

NDIS and SIL houses

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a federally funded support program for people with disabilities. To be eligible for the NDIS, you must have a permanent disability, which may be intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory, physical, or psychosocial. You also need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and aged between 9 and 65.

People with very high support needs who require constant home assistance may be eligible for SIL accommodation. An NDIS support coordinator will assess your current circumstances and outline the most suitable home and living options to identify the best possible living options.

Short term accommodation may need to be considered while a longer term option is found.

NDIS plans and SIL

Each NDIS participant will have their ongoing requirements outlined in their NDIS plan. The NDIS plan also outlines family and informal supports that will continue to be provided, even after a person moves into their supported independent living home.

Each NDIS plan has a beginning and end date. They are also regularly reviewed. If you are happy living in your SIL home, your support coordinator will ensure the accommodation and SDA funding continue.

Nursed Care for independent living

We are Nursed Care, an NDIS-approved and accredited service provider based in Paramatta, supporting NDIS participants around New South Wales. We provide a whole range of services to help people who have a disability to lead a more active and fulfilling life.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that we provide support that maximises independence and prioritises individual preferences. We also work closely with other community service providers when necessary to ensure holistic care.

Make a Nursed home your forever home

Nursed Care homes are more than just a place to stay. We provide you with a safe, comfortable home where you can flourish, learn and embrace your true self. Will make sure your supported independent living environment is set up just the way you like it!

We have several accessible homes and accommodation options in various New South Wales suburbs. Our homes boast desirable features tailored to provide comfort, safety and independence, ensuring a superior living experience.

Features of your Nursed Care SIL home

All of our platinum SDA homes are built to the specifications with the following desirable features:

  • spacious bedrooms with private accessible ensuite

  • generous doorway and hallway widths

  • additional bedroom with ensuite for overnight staff

  • alarmed Security System with CCTV to exterior

  • fully furnished communal areas

  • ducted heating and cooling

  • disability home modifications

  • intercom system

  • SIL supports delivered in a supportive environment

They are designed to ensure your support needs and comfort are met.

Related questions

Depending on availability and vacancies, some of the suburbs where our supported independent living SIL houses are located include:

  • Hassall Grove

  • Harris Park

  • Edensor Park

  • Yagoona

  • Canley Heights

  • Mortlake

And many more right around central and suburban Sydney.

  • As an accredited SIL provider, the Nursed Care website also has details of upcoming vacancies for supported independent living. Browse the available properties and see if you can find your ideal home.

Need qualified care?

At Nursed, we offer a full range of care and disability support services, assisting you to live the life you want to live. Contact us today.

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