Supported Independent Living (SIL)
SIL is meant to help disabled people with high support needs live independently in our own home. It is the provision of daily chore support or supervision to enable you to live as independently as possible while simultaneously improving your skills. It might entail having someone help with personal care or meal preparation. SIL can also help you acquire these skills so that you may become more self-reliant.
NDIS Supported Independent Living Funding can cover :
Personal care needs (i.e. dressing, showering, toileting)
Participating in activities in the household
Managing household chores like preparing meals, cleaning, etc.
The SIL funding has three levels :
Where the participant requires regular supervision of living arrangements
Where the participant requires 24-hour active assistance with most daily tasks
Where the participant requires continual and more complex active assistance
Who Is Eligible For SIL Funding?
Disabled people with high support needs are usually eligible for SIL funding. If you require a lot of assistance on a day-to-day basis, you will get SIL funding as a part of your NDIS plan. How much SIL funding you get depends on the degree and type of assistance you need.
Moreover, if you are eligible for SDA funding, you will automatically receive SIL funding. When a participant lives in an SDA home, the SIL provider for that house delivers a quotation for each day of the week depending on the participant’s support needs. The NDIA produced a thorough template (called a SIL Tool) that SIL providers use to create this quotation. The quotation is then used to determine how much SIL money the participant will get from the NDIS.
Know someone who may be eligible? Fill out the referral form
How to Apply for SIL Funding?
Fill out the NDIS Home and Living Supports Request Form here. In this form, you will have to list the reason for the request, housing and living supports are needed, current living situation, current living arrangement, housing and living support goals, supports that are needed to meet your goals, and how you manage everyday tasks, health care needs, assistive technology, home modifications, and decision-making.
Your support coordinator/local area coordinator will connect you with an Allied Health professional who will assess your eligibility for SIL funding and submit their findings to the NDIS.
Your support coordinator will submit a change in circumstances form to the NDIS, letting them know you’d like to move into SIL accommodation.
Your support coordinator will help find the most suitable SIL accommodation for you.
The NDIS will assess all documentation including the SIL quote submitted by your provider.
Once the NDIS approves your SIL funding, the provider will assist you with your transition into supported independent living.
Why Choose Providence SIL Services
18 Milner court Cranbourne
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Supported Independent Living?
According to the definition provided by NDIS, Supported Independent Living or SIL is “Help with and/or supervision of daily tasks to develop the skills of an individual to live as independently as possible. These are the supports provided to a participant in their home, regardless of property ownership, and can be in a shared or individual arrangement.”
With SIL, you can choose to live in one of our Supported Disability Accommodations or shared homes and get 24*7 assistance from our support workers. We assist you in your daily chores and also train you to become more self-reliant.
Who works in Providence Healthcare Supported Independent Living?
Only experienced and well-trained support staff works in Providence Healthcare. Every support worker is hired after a thorough background check. Our support workers provide help to SIL participants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within our shared residences.
We emphasise cultural diversity among our personnel to ensure that we are constantly offering the greatest possible assistance to our clients from all backgrounds. We hire support workers of different ages, gender, race, religion and ethnicity.
Who will I be living with at the shared home?
We will place you in a home where people with similar support needs reside so that all your support needs are properly met. We will also ensure that you are surrounded by like-minded people with shared interests.
What are the costs of Supported Independent Living?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds SIL for eligible persons under Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Life. It pays for the support workers to assist you in your daily activities. However, Rent, utilities, food, and transportation are not covered by the NDIS SIL funding.
This is paid to Providence Healthcare as residential fees for the home’s operating costs, and it’s usually deducted from your Disability Support Pension.
Medical expenses and personal spending money will be your only additional expenses that will come out of your own pocket.
Can I still use the services I used before moving into the shared home?
Yes, you can keep using the same service providers. Providence Healthcare will work closely with your service providers to ensure all your needs and goals are met. Providence Healthcare support workers can also assist in taking you to your doctor appointments and so on.