Supported independent living is the name of the NDIS funding that provides supports to people with disabilities to help them live as independently as possible.
Require 24/7 support
Live in a supported independent living arrangement
Cannot live safely or satisfactorily in any other form of supported property
Have a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in daily life, including communication, self-care
There is often a lot of confusion about how SIL funding works because it works a bit differently from other independent living services and disability support.
SIL providers manage the supports themselves.
Essentially this means that a SIL provider will supply the workers to support people in the house with daily living tasks.
This is all done with a focus on developing your skills so you can live as independently as possible.
Assist with support, domestic duties and personal care in the home.
Can help with community access outside of the home.
Helps the residents organise household tasks like preparing food, cleaning, etc.
Manages the staff that work in the house.
Addresses any complaints about the support providers.
Screen workers for the house.
Lower needs – not usually 24/7. Includes supervision of living arrangements.
Standard needs – 24/7 support. Includes assistance and supervision of most daily tasks and Support Worker overnight sleepovers.
Higher needs – 24/7 active support, including overnight. Includes frequent with managing challenging behaviours that require positive behaviour support, assistance with daily tasks.