SIL – Supported Independent Living
SIL is an NDIS program 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.
SIL 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.
Levels of SIL funding
Where the participant only requires regular supervision of living arrangements
If 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.
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.
Know someone who may be eligible? Fill out the referral form
Providence Healthcare SIL Services
Providence Healthcare’s Supported Independent Living makes independent living easier for people living with disabilities. If you need support throughout the week including overnight support, Providence’s SIL covers that. You can choose to live in one of our Supported Disability Accommodations (SDA).
With Providence’s individual-centred approach, you will receive assistance in any task you need like cooking, cleaning or personal care needs. People living alone can also avail of this service however, there are other support services which might be more suitable in those cases.
We tailor our support and assistance to fit the needs, desires and interests of every resident. You can also pursue your passions and interests, our team of dedicated professionals will help you learn these skills and gradually become more independent.
Our SIL service makes independent living easier for people living with disabilities. If you need support throughout the week including overnight support, Providence’s SIL covers that. You can choose to live in one of our Supported Disability Accommodations (SDA).
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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.”
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.
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.