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.
SIL funding is typically for people who need 24/7 support while living in a shared home. It exists to cover the cost of the support staff in the house.
There is often a lot of confusion about how SIL funding works because it often works a bit differently to other parts of the NDIS.
SIL providers will 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. Generally, this is all done with a focus on developing your skills so you can live as independently as possible.
- Provides support in the house
- 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.