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Seven ways Supported Independent Living can benefit you

July 10, 2023

The value of supported independent living

Need support day-to-day but still want to live independently and develop your skills? Here we’ll cover the best ways that supported independent living can help you achieve those goals!

Want to develop the confidence to live more independently? If you’re an NDIS participant with approved funding for Supported Independent Living (SIL), then you’re already on the right path!  

Whether you have high or low needs, SIL is designed to support you with a range of day-to-day tasks within your own home. This allows you to develop your skills and confidence. 

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 your chosen shared NDIS housing, depending on your funding.  

SIL aims to help you live as independently as possible. At the same time, it enables you to build your skills with daily tasks like nutrition, cleaning and medication management.  

What can Supported Independent Living help me with? 

  • Assistance with daily tasks such as cleaning, gardening, and grocery shopping 
  • Personal care, such as assistance with showering, oral hygiene, dressing and toileting 
  • Medication management, including storage and administration  
  • Assistance in lifestyle activities, such as participating in your favourite hobbies, meeting new people, and engaging with the community 
  • Assistance in personal development to support you in achieving your goals 

What about funding? 

SIL requires pre-approval from the NDIS. If you don’t have SIL in your NDIS plan, your CORE Budget can be used to pay for Short-Term Accommodation or Medium-Term Accommodation. To find out what you may be eligible for, contact us today here.  

What are the benefits of Supported Independent Living NDIS? 

There are many benefits of Supported Independent Living NDIS 

1. Increased Independence

SIL enables individuals with disabilities to live independently in a community setting, which promotes their autonomy and self-determination. It provides support in daily living activities such as cooking, cleaning, personal care, and budgeting, helping individuals to develop the skills and confidence to live as independently as possible, and participate in their communities. 

2. Personalised Support

SIL offers individualised support plans that are tailored to the specific needs and goals of each participant. This allows for a personalised approach to care, which addresses the unique requirements and preferences of individuals with disabilities, and supporting them in achieving their desired outcomes. 

3. Enhanced Quality of Life

SIL aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing them with safe, comfortable, and accessible accommodation that meets their needs. It promotes social inclusion, community participation, and meaningful connections with others, leading to improved overall well-being and a better quality of life. 

4. Flexible Support Options

SIL offers flexibility in choosing accommodation and support options, including shared living arrangements, independent living solutions, or a combination of both, depending on the participant’s preferences and requirements. This allows for greater choice and control over the type and level of support individuals receive, promoting their independence and agency. 

5. Coordinated Care 

It involves a coordinated and collaborative approach to care, involving multiple service providers working together to support the participant’s needs. This can result in more efficient and effective care, with a focus on holistic and coordinated support to achieve the best possible outcomes for the individual. 

6. Access to Specialist Support

 SIL may also provide access to specialist support services, like allied health services, behaviour support, or other therapies, depending on the participant’s needs. This can enhance the participant’s well-being, health, and overall functioning, and address specific challenges or requirements they may have. 

7. Long-term Stability

SIL provides participants with stable accommodation options, which can reduce the risk of homelessness or housing instability often faced by people with disabilities. It provides a long-term and consistent living arrangement, offering stability and security, and supporting individuals to establish a sense of home and belonging. 

For people with disabilities, SIL can promote inclusion, empowerment, and wellbeing, and can facilitate active participation in the community, promoting their overall health and happiness. 

With Aspire Hub’s Supported Independent Living NDIS services available across south east Queensland and Perth in Western Australia, we can provide one-on-one support for a range of tasks to reach your independence goals. Click here to enquire today.  


Can Aspire Hub help young adults with independent living?  

Are you a young adult transitioning to independent living or adult care? We know that while transitioning to adulthood can be exciting, you may be needing support in your next chapter. Aspire Hub’s Children Services are here to help! 

In addition to NDIS housing and accommodation, Aspire Hub also support young people who are transitioning into adulthood and independent living.  Through our supported accommodation and Children Services, our experienced, caring and professional team will ensure you have access to all the right supports to improve your living situation and quality of life. 

Our services include: 

  • Advocacy 
  • Education 
  • Skills building 
  • Support accessing adult care and applicable funding 

You’re in safe hands, with Aspire Hub 

To help make the transition easy, we work with Child Safety Officers (CSO) and our qualified team, who hold all required permits including a current QLD Blue Card, Yellow Card, Licensed Care Service Application for Suitability Check, current first aid and CPR certificates, and NDIS screening check.  

Click here to enquire about Children and Transitional Services with Aspire Hub. 



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