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Is Supported Independent Living right for you? Find out here

June 6, 2023

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Whether you’re looking at NDIS-funded support options for yourself or for a loved one, it’s likely that Support Independent Living (SIL) is something you’ve come across or considered. SIL is designed to assist individuals with everyday tasks, but it also helps boost confidence and builds skills, which is incredibly empowering for those living with disabilities. Let’s take a closer look at this support and unpack a few common questions like ‘What is Supported Independent Living?’ and detail what’s included and who might be eligible.

Let’s start with the basics!

What is Supported Independent Living?

According to the NDIS, Supported Independent Living (SIL), is a type of in-home support that helps NDIS participants live in their homes. This support can be delivered within most homes or shared NDIS housing. The aim of this support is to help you live as independently as possible while building your skills and working towards your goals, making it an important support for empowering individuals to live independently.


Who is SIL for?

Generally, SIL is considered for individuals with high support needs, like those who require help at home throughout the day, 7 days a week (including overnight support).
If you’re not sure what support is right for you, it’s a good idea to check the NDIS’ home and living supports to see which option suits you or reach out to us either online or by phone.


What does SIL include?

SIL funding can’t be used for rent or everyday living expenses like food. Instead, it’s designed to help with daily tasks like cleaning, nutrition, or medication management, it can also cover support to go shopping.

How do I access SIL?

SIL requires pre-approval from the NDIS. The NDIS will check your eligibility based on a number of factors including your age and how much support you require in your home each day. You can read more about the NDIS SIL guidelines here. If you’re not sure how to read your plan to check if SIL is included, or you’d like to know how to change your current NDIS plan, you can reach out to us.


How can Aspire Hub help?

At Aspire Hub, we have a range of Supported Independent Living services across southeast Queensland and Perth in Western Australia. Whether it’s SIL or one-on-one support for a range of tasks, we’ll work with you to provide the assistance you need and help you achieve your independence goals along the way too.

When it comes to SIL we can help with daily living tasks like cleaning, gardening, and grocery shopping, and personal care like medication management, showering, dressing, toileting, and oral hygiene.
We’ll also work with you to help you with lifestyle activities so you can still engage with hobbies, socialise, meet new people and connect with your community. We can also assist with personal development to help you get on track to achieving your goals.


How do I find a SIL home?

If you’re looking to live with other NDIS participants, or looking for a SIL home, check out our range of housing vacancies. We have a range of homes spanning southeast Queensland, from the Gold Coast to Ipswich and Brisbane — and with fast, professional response, you can rest assured you’re getting the support you need!

Not sure if SIL is right for you? You can see how it compares with our other housing services here.


I’d like SIL delivered at my home, what does that look like?

Our team of dedicated, passionate staff, can help you with your NDIS plan and help you navigate which type of support you’re looking for. We will then work with you to check your current living arrangement is suitable, both for yourself and for the safety of our staff, to ensure we can deliver the best support possible.

If you’re new to SIL, we can also make sure your transition into a new home is smooth sailing, because, after all, your home should be a safe place where you can be yourself!


Looking for more? Or have a question?

If you’d like more information about SIL, our services, housing vacancies or want to access additional support, get in touch with us today either online here or drop us a line at (07) 3074 9440 – we’re always happy to help!

We hope that helps you understand a little more about what is Supported Independent Living NDIS eligibility and how to access this level of support.

You can find more information or see what else is included in our SIL services, here.

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