Supported Independent Living Vacancies

We currently have x supported independent living vacancies.

So, what is SIL?

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.

Who is eligible for SIL?

The NDIS will fund SIL for people who:

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

SIL eligibility
How does SIL work?

How does SIL work?

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.

What's included?

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.

SIL Inclusions
SIL Support Levels

What levels of support does SIL provide?

Every person with a mental illness or disability is unique and therefore has unique support requirements. The NDIS has three levels of support that SIL is funded under:

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.

SIL Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between Supported Accommodation and Supported Independent Living?

Supported accommodation is a form of housing where people with disabilities live together and are supported by staff.

The main difference between supported accommodation and SIL is that SIL provides support for people to live as independently as possible, whereas supported accommodation provides more intensive 24/7 support.

What are the benefits of SIL?

Specialist disability accommodation is all about having more choice and control in your life. Maintaining as much independence as the restraints of your condition allow you.

Sharing a home means that you share the cost of rent, and therefore have more funds to put towards other things you want.

It's also possible that you can share supports, so for example, in a home shared by three people, a Support Worker staying overnight would have this cost split between three people rather than paying for this solely out of your package.

It's not just a prudent financial choice but has substantial social benefits. A harsh reality of severe mental illness and disability is the mental toll- the loneliness and isolation- that can come with the physical impairments, and SIL accommodation offers a much-needed lifeline here too.

Please reach out to us for more information on current vacancies and your options and eligibility.