SIL NSW South Coast

SIL NSW South Coast

Supported Independent Living NSW South Coast

Home should be a place where you feel comfortable and safe – where you can express yourself and enjoy a sense of belonging. But for people with disability, this can be difficult to achieve in the property or rental market without support.

That’s where Supported Independent Living can help. This type of NDIS funding helps people with disability live in the community, with supports that enable them to stay in control of their lives.

Home Caring’s dedicated team of disability professionals provide Supported Independent Living on the NSW South Coast for NDIS participants. With years of experience and knowledge, we provide empowering and positive support that helps you with daily life.

Our SIL NDIS NSW South Coast services include:

  • Help with daily tasks, such as showering, taking care of yourself, and getting dressed
  • 24/7 support and supervision for high care needs
  • Assistance with transferring in and out of bed
  • Medication management
  • Community participation
  • Learning daily living skills with training
  • Assistance with household tasks, such as laundry or grocery shopping
  • Practicing social skills with support
  • Group activities with housemates
  • Building community connections
  • Learning how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals
  • Actioning behaviour support plans
  • Support for attending medical appointments
  • Support with supervision, personal safety and security
  • Help with catching public transport
  • Help with household budgeting, and household management
  • Planning recreational activities you enjoy
  • Organising household rosters and activities

All of our support workers have specialist training, and are best placed to offer NDIS SIL on the NSW South Coast. We are passionate about empowering people to achieve their goals, build confidence, and enjoy independent living.

What is Supported Independent Living?

Under the NDIS, Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a type of support that helps you live independently in the community, whether in a group home, private rental, with your family, or in your own property. It includes things like having a support worker help you get dressed in the morning, learning how to do your laundry, assistance with cooking meals, and learning skills that help you with everyday life.

SIL is designed to support participants who have higher needs due to their disability, and who require a significant amount of help throughout the week. You can access Supported Independent Living if you live with other NDIS participants in a group home, or if you live on your own. SIL is funded under the Core Supports category of your NDIS plan.

Supported Independent Living NDIS on the NSW South Coast

Home Caring provides NDIS Supported Independent Living on the NSW South Coast, helping people with disability be part of the community while receiving all the supports they need.

We offer SIL disability group homes on the NSW South Coast across a wide range of suburbs. Along with enjoying full support according to your NDIS plan, you’ll be part of a friendly household where you can make friends, learn important skills, and create a routine that works for you. All of our homes are in prime locations in thriving communities, close to public transport, all amenities, education and employment opportunities, and recreation spaces.

We also offer SIL services in your own home, if that is the best option for your needs. Our support workers will visit you and support you with everyday tasks, so you can be as independent as possible.

SIL NSW South Coast

Our Approach to SIL

We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional service that enables our clients to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life – with the right support behind them.

Our service approach is:

  • Person-centred – we genuinely care for the people we support, taking the time to build a trusting relationship that boosts confidence and provides the best environment for support.
  • Professional – our services are of the highest standards based on quality measurements. We pay attention to the little things and strive to deliver quality support our clients can trust.
  • Tailored – there’s no one size fits all in disability care. Our local team of professional disability workers tailor their SIL services to provide individualised assistance.
  • Enabling – a positive mindset goes a long way! We’ll be your cheerleader for life, supporting you and cheering you on as you work towards achieving your personal goals.
  • Collaborative – we’ll work with you (and your wider support network) to help you achieve your goals. We take a multidisciplinary approach to disability care.
  • Respectful – you are in the driver’s seat of your support plan. We help you make informed decisions, values your choices, and take feedback on board.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Housing (SDA)?
What type of provider offers SIL on the NSW South Coast?
Is Supported Independent Living the same as a group home?
How do I get Supported Independent Living included in my NDIS plan?
Who can receive SIL funding?
What are my options if I’m not eligible for SIL?
What is a Roster of Care?
How do I find SIL providers on the NSW South Coast?

What is the difference between Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?

If you’re just starting out in your NDIS journey, you may have heard terms like Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and wonder what they mean. Both are different types of services to support people with disability with their housing needs, but the way they achieve this is different.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing for people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. It can include shared supported accommodation, community residential units, or self-contained homes that are fitted with specialist housing solutions to help you live independently, such as ceiling hoists, extra wide corridors, accessible bathrooms and kitchens, robust construction, or emergency power in case of blackouts.

Supported Independent Living refers to the support services you receive to help you live independently, such as personal care or learning life skills. It is intended for NDIS participants who have higher support needs due to their disability, and require a significant amount of help throughout the week.

While Supported Independent Living funding covers the supports you need to live independently in the community, doesn’t cover everyday living expenses, such as rent or mortgage repayments, holidays, electricity, internet or phone bills, gas, food and necessities, home repairs, day to day living expenses, vehicle expenses, or items covered under other NDIS supports.

If you require both SDA and SIL because of your disability, the NDIS will fund them separately. This gives you more choice and control over your support plan, as you can live in a SDA home from one provider that you like, and access another SIL provider that best suits your needs.

Home Caring has a wide range of Specialist Disability Accommodation and Supported Independent Living options NDIS on the NSW South Coast. To chat to someone about your circumstances and upcoming vacancies, please get in touch with our specialist team. We’re happy to help.

What type of provider offers SIL on the NSW South Coast?

Supported Independent Living services is offered by Australian providers who are officially registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). This means that the provider meets all of the NDIS Practice Standards, and is fully recognised by the NDIA as delivering services to a certain quality standard. This can give you assurance that you are partnering with a provider you can trust.

As a NDIS registered provider of SIL on the NSW South Coast, Home Caring helps participants live independently in the community. Our Supported Independent Living services cover a range of supports, from help with personal care, bed transfers and 24/7 support, to learning basic skills such as how to cook, do laundry, go grocery shopping or catch public transport in your area. Our locally based teams of professional support workers and nurses cover all suburbs all across NSW South Coast, delivering exceptional support that empowers you to live life the way you want.

For more information about current vacancies, please get in touch with our team. We’d love to chat to you about your needs and see if we can assist.

Is Supported Independent Living the same as a group home?

Under the NDIS, there are three common types of government funding for an independent living solution: Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), Individualised Living Options (ILO), and Supported Independent Living (SIL).

Supported Independent Living provides regular support, such as having a support worker help with personal care, clinical care, bed transfers and support with basic tasks. Many people who access SIL live in shared accommodation with other NDIS participants, also known as a group home. You can still access SIL if you are living alone in your own home or in a private rental. To qualify for support, you must be able to demonstrate to the NDIA that you have significant support needs, and SIL is a ‘reasonable and necessary’ support in order for you to live an independent life in the community.

While living alone may suit some people, there are also benefits to living in a group home, such as being part of a household, having the freedom to  move out of your family home, making new friends, taking part in group activities, and taking on household responsibilities in a supported environment.

If you want to try living with other NDIS participants in your area, Home Caring can help you find a group home on the NSW South Coast that’s right for your needs. We know how important it is to live with people you get along with, so we carefully match housemates with each other, ensuring a good mix of personalities and life stages. Our disability care experts and support workers are always on hand to offer support and help nurture skills for life. We focus on creating a warm and caring environment where everyone is valued and cared for.

As well as group homes on the NSW South Coast, Home Caring also provides group homes in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Canberra and South Australia. All of our properties are in prime locations, close to all amenities for your convenience and enjoyment.

How do I get Supported Independent Living included in my NDIS plan?

To apply for SIL, you’ll need to have suitable housing as one of your goals in your NDIS plan, and show the NDIA that SIL is a reasonable and necessary support for you to achieve that goal. This will involve arranging for an occupational therapist to perform a Functional Assessment Report demonstrating the level of support that you need.

Applying for SIL can be an overwhelming and time-consuming process, so it’s worth getting your support coordinator to help you (if you don’t have one, you can ask your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) about getting funding so you can engage one to assist you with finding the right housing solution for your needs). Your support coordinator can help you apply for housing funding that best meets your needs, and gather all the evidence and reports you need to apply for SIL funding.

If you have SIL included in your NDIS plan, you can access Home Caring’s Supported Independent Living programs on the NSW South Coast. To find out about current SIL vacancies in your area, please get in touch with our friendly reception staff today. We’re always here to help.

Who can receive SIL funding?

You may be eligible to receive Supported Independent Living if this type of support is deemed to be ‘reasonable and necessary’ for you to live independently, and is the best housing option for your needs. SIL is usually given to participants with high care needs who need 24/7 support, as identified through a Functional Assessment Report completed by an allied health professional.

What are my options if I’m not eligible for SIL?

If you aren’t eligible for SIL, there are other funding options available to you, such as home modifications, living in Specialist Disability Accommodation, or Individual Living Options.

Individual Living Options (ILO) is a type of support that helps you live in your home environment in a way that best suits you, such as having a mix of formal supports provided by the NDIS and informal supports, such as family members. It includes funding for personal care, setting and managing your home, help with building your independence, and help with making day to day decisions.

What is a Roster of Care?

A Roster of Care is a document that a SIL provider develops to help the NDIA decide what type of support should be included in your plan. It comes as a detailed spreadsheet that breaks 24 hours into 30-minute units, and outlines how much support you and your housemates require during that period, and how you will share that support. The Roster of Care also includes a ‘support ratio’, which states the number of support workers to participants in your household (e.g. if someone needs one to one support when they have a shower at 8am in the morning, the Roster of Care would show 1:1 at 8am for that participant).

Your SIL provider should develop a Roster of Care with you (or your nominee), then submit the document to the NDIA to help determine how much funding you need.

A Roster of Care is used to identify the type and level of supports you need throughout the week, and how much NDIS funding you should receive for your SIL supports. You provider fills out this document so that the NDIA can refer to the Roster of Care and see how it changes each year.

Looking for SIL homes on the NSW South Coast? We’re here to help. Home Caring’s quality SIL group homes are a great opportunity to make friends and be part of the community, while accessing all the support you need. For more information, please get in touch for a chat with our friendly team.

How do I find SIL providers on the NSW South Coast?

Finding Supported Independent Living providers on the NSW South Coast can be tricky, as there are plenty of options available. If you’re just starting out in your disability care journey, it can be hard to know where to look.

Chat to your support coordinator and ask for their advice – they can help you find providers in the area that meet your needs, and support you to make a good decision about which one to go with. Another tool that can help is the Provider Finder function in your NDIS portal. This online tool helps you find information about NDIS registered providers in your area through a search based on your suburb and postcode.

Like with any type of NDIS support, finding a provider you love can take time. When looking for a SIL Supported Independent Living on the NSW South Coast, it’s important to do your research. Make sure the provider has the supports you need, is registered with the NDIS to offer quality support, offers personalised care, and is located in an area close to your support network. It’s also a good idea to meet the team and your potential housemates, to see if you get along.

Home Caring’s individualised approach to disability support ensures you have everything you need to be independent, while gaining new skills for life. We have a range of SIL options across NSW South Coast and other areas in Australia, offering plenty of choice to suit every need and circumstance. To chat to someone about how much Supported Independent Living NDIS on the NSW South Coast costs with Home Caring, please get in touch for a chat with our friendly team.

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