How does NDIS funding for Supported Independent Living work?
June 6, 2022
Have you just found out you’re eligible to receive funding for Supported Independent Living in your NDIS plan? If so, you might have questions about what it is, what your funding does and doesn’t cover, and whether or not you’re eligible for NDIS housing if you use this support.
In this blog, we’ll answer all of these questions and more to take the stress out of accessing Supported Independent Living.
What is Supported Independent Living?
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a type of in-home support that can be delivered within your current home or living arrangement. It can also be delivered in shared NDIS housing if you’re eligible to live in this type of accommodation. Keep reading to find out more about this.
SIL is a support that aims to help you live as independently as possible while building your capacity – such as skills and confidence with daily tasks. This can include things such as cleaning, nutrition and medication management.
To make it easier, think of it like this – SIL is the paid personal supports you receive, like a support worker. It’s not the actual physical accommodation you live in. Having this type of support helps to build your personal skills and confidence in and around your home, so you can be more independent in your day-to-day life.
Some services included with SIL are:
- Assistance with cleaning, gardening, and grocery shopping
- Help with your personal care, such as assistance in showering, oral hygiene, dressing and toileting
- Someone to educate you on your medication management, including storage and administration of medication
- Help accessing your desired lifestyle activities
- Personal development support to help you achieve your goals
Something important to note however is that SIL funding doesn’t cover items like rent or other day-to-day expenses that you would normally occur regardless of your disability.
Where can I find SIL in my NDIS plan?
If you’re eligible to receive funding for SIL through the NDIS, it will be funded under your Core Supports budget in your plan, within the ‘Assistance with Daily Life’ category. Depending on your level of needs, it may be determined at a planning conversation that SIL is not right for you. If this is the case, the NDIS funds a range of other home and living supports that might be tailored better to your needs, wants and goals.
Can I receive SIL if I reside in NDIS accommodation, such as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?
Yes, you can. As long as you’ve been deemed eligible for both SIL and SDA there is no issue with having your in-home support being delivered in this type of NDIS housing.
I’ve just been given funding for SIL in my NDIS plan. How do I go about accessing this kind of support?
Eligible participants for Supported Independent Living in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, the Gold Coast or Perth can contact Aspire Hub – one of Australia’s most trusted NDIS providers – to get started.
As a supported independent living provider, we will work with you to build your support team. We focus on matching you with the right team and ensure this stays as consistent as possible for the duration of your time with us. This way you can build a long-term, trusting relationship with us and we can better understand your needs and preferences. After all, there’s nothing we care about more than making our clients happy!
What other NDIS housing services does Aspire Hub offer?
With a home to suit every need, from Short- and Medium-Term Accommodation (STA/MTA) to SDA, and tailored NDIS services such as Individual Living Options (ILO) and Community Nursing delivered within the privacy of your home, Aspire Hub is a trusted and reputable NDIS provider. Our comprehensive range of services allows us to help you in multiple areas of your life, so that you can really feel like we’re your partners on this journey called life!
Why Aspire Hub?
With more than 30 years’ combined experience in the industry and endless hours spent listening to our customers, you can feel confident that you are in safe hands with the team at Aspire Hub.
As a NDIS registered provider for Supported Independent Living operating in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, the Gold Coast or Perth, we ensure all of our staff meet strict government quality and safety requirements, and have proven experience delivering supported independent living services.