SIL (Supported Independent Living) is an NDIS package of supports for people with a disability who want to live independently in their own homes and communities. It’s the next step up from residential care and provides a safe place to call home with support services that are tailored to your needs.
The main goal of SIL is to help you live more independently at home, where you can choose how much or what type of support you need each day. This can include helping you with daily tasks, like cooking or getting to the shops, and assisting you with social and community activities you’d like to participate in. The best part about SIL is that you get to choose your own support provider, which is great news for people who don’t enjoy the idea of living in a group home or don’t have family close by.
You can get SIL in your NDIS plan if you meet certain criteria, which is often set out in the NDIS price guide. For example, you may be approved for SIL if you have medium to high level of support needs, and you’re already receiving NDIS funding to assist with your core supports budget. You’ll likely also receive a Support Coordinator as part of your NDIS plan, who will work with you to maximise your plan and connect you with NDIS accredited supports.
If you’re looking to get SIL in your NDIS plan, we recommend checking out our free ebook – How to Get supported independent living Sunshine Coast in Your NDIS Plan. It has all the information you need to know about preparing for your move, negotiating your SIL plan and finding a support provider that works for you.
You’ll also learn about different home and living supports, including a range of community services. This will give you the confidence to start exploring your options and moving closer to your goals of independence in your own home.
When it comes to finding a suitable SIL house, it’s important to think about who you’ll be living with and how it will impact your life. You’ll need to be compatible with the other people who live in the house and be able to engage with them. It’s a bit like choosing roommates for an apartment or house, but with the added benefit of a friendly and knowledgeable support team right there when you need them.