The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) enables people with disabilities to live independently and be a part of their communities through various funded supports and services. An important part of being independent is to be able to have your own home and manage daily living. Supported Independent Living (SIL) support provides funding for participants with higher support needs to access the help they need to be independent at home. This support is especially significant for young adults with disabilities whose NDIS goal is to move out of their parents’ home and live life on their own.
Under Supported Independent Living support, participants can get help with personal care tasks, household chores and community access activities. The participants can also work on building their self-care and social skills. They can also access overnight support under Supported Independent Living since it is a support meant for people who need more than 8 hours of active disability assistance. Personal living expenses like the cost of your grocery, rent and utility bills are not included in SIL funding. Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a shared support where you reside with other participants and share your NDIS supports and services with them. Supported Independent Living may not be the right option for you if you do not want to share your support with other participants.
Supported Independent Living (SIL) increases the choice and control of the participants because it lets them decide where they want to live and with whom they want to share their support with. Aastha Community Services believes that people with disabilities have the right to lead independent and dignified life. We actively strive to provide quality supports and services that can help them pursue their goals in life. Contact us today to know more about our SIL services.