SIL Perth

SIL Perth

Supported Independent Living Perth

If you live with disability, having the right team behind you can make all the difference. That’s why Home Caring provides quality support for everyday life, right in your local community. Under the NDIS, this is called Supported Independent Living.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is an NDIS support that helps people with disability live safely in their own homes. The aim is to provide the support and training you need to live as independently as possible.

Home Caring’s professional support workers and healthcare workers provide quality SIL in suburbs around Perth, to assist with daily living tasks. We offer a personalised service that meets your needs and helps you reach your goals.

Here are some of our SIL NDIS Perth services:

  • Personal care (e.g. help with showering and getting dressed)
  • 24/7 support and overnight care
  • Assistance with transfers
  • Medication management
  • Learning life skills, such as catching public transport and decision-making
  • Assistance with household tasks (e.g. laundry or grocery shopping)
  • Social activities
  • Learning communication skills
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Implementing behaviour support plans
  • Transport to appointments and activities
  • Organising household rosters and activities
  • Support with budgeting and financial management
  • Respite care
  • NDIS support coordination
  • Mobility equipment and independent living aids

Home Caring’s dedicated staff members are tightly screened, well trained, and experienced at providing support for a wide range of conditions. We are passionate about providing quality NDIS SIL in Perth, and helping people achieve a happy, healthy, and meaningful life.

About Us

With our high expertise, we deliver outstanding services that empower each of our clients to lead fulfilling lives.

Our team is:

  • Tailored – we work with you to create a care plan that works, deliver services that are individualised to your needs, and aim to have a positive impact on your life.
  • Exceptional – we provide SIL to a high standard, and take every care to deliver quality services that you can count on.
  • Friendly– we love people! We love getting alongside you, cheering you on, supporting you in different ways, and helping you achieve your personal goals.
  • Empowering – your plan is all about you and your unique needs. We’ll help you make informed decisions about your support, so you’re always in charge of your life.
  • Multidisciplinary – our collaborative approach to disability care means we partner with you, your family, and your support network to achieve great outcomes together.
  • Multicultural – our multicultural team deliver services that are suitable for people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Home Caring provides Supported Independent Living NDIS in Perth that you can truly count on. We also have disability homes in Perth, offering safe and inclusive spaces where you can live independently in the community. To find out more about receiving Supported Independent Living services in your area and our group homes, please get in touch with our team. We’re happy to help.

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a type of service from NDIS that supports people who want to live on their own, but need some assistance to do so. If you are living with a disability or a mental health condition, you can access SIL supports to help you with everyday tasks, or to learn the skills you need to take care of yourself and manage your life. Everyone is different, so the support is personalised to meet your specific needs and goals.

If you have Supported Independent Living in your NDIS plan, you can get assistance with things like handling money, doing the grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, personal care, nursing care, and taking care of yourself. SIL aims to help you gain skills and feel more confident, while making sure you have the support you need to live in the community in comfort and safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can SIL help people with disability?
What is the difference between Supported Independent Living and Specialist Disability Accommodation?
What kind of services can I access with SIL?
What doesn’t SIL funding include?
How do I apply for SIL funding with the NDIS?
Where can I find SIL providers in Perth?
Is SIL the same as a group home?
How much does it cost to receive SIL?

How can SIL help people with disability?

Supported Independent Living helps people with disability live independently in their own homes, and participate fully in their communities. Here are some ways SIL can help NDIS participants:

  • Personalised support – SIL services are tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each person, with support workers partnering closely with the person to help meet their needs.
  • Daily living skills – SIL can help people develop their daily living skills to promote independence. This may include tasks such as personal hygiene, meal preparation, housekeeping, budgeting, managing medications, and transportation.
  • Community inclusion – SIL aims to facilitate community integration and social participation. Support workers can help with accessing recreational activities, educational opportunities, employment support, and fostering social connections.
  • Emotional and social support – living with a disability can sometimes be emotionally challenging. SIL provides emotional support, helping people cope with any difficulties they may face. Support workers can also help people develop social skills, improve their communication, and build relationships.
  • Advocacy and empowerment – support workers can help NDIS participants navigate processes, access services, and ensure they are heard and respected in decision-making processes.
  • Training and education – this could include workshops on financial management, health and safety, communication techniques, and assistive technology training.

In Home Caring’s SIL homes in Perth, we match you with housemates who suit your needs and personality. We also pair you with a support worker you can get along with, and who is best suited to your needs. To chat to someone about SIL Supported Independent Living in Perth, please get in touch for a chat with our staff.

What is the difference between Supported Independent Living and Specialist Disability Accommodation?

The NDIS provides plenty of different services for people who need support to live independently in the community. If you’re just starting out in your journey as a participant, it can be a little confusing to know what all of the terms mean.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) are two terms that are good to be familiar with. Both of them are different types of support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), but the way they provide support differs.

SIL is focused on providing assistance to individuals with disabilities to live independently in their own homes. It includes supports such as help with daily tasks, personal care, life skills, transport, clinical care, 24/7 supervision, and community participation.

On the other hand, SDA is funding for the physical housing itself. It refers to specially designed accommodations that have features and modifications to meet the needs of people with significant disabilities. SDA focuses on creating an accessible and inclusive living environment, with features like ramps, wider doorways, and accessible bathrooms.

Both SIL and SDA work together to provide a comprehensive support system for people with disability, helping them live with greater independence and inclusion in their local communities. In some cases, someone may require both SIL support and SDA funding, e.g. they may need support for daily living through SIL and also reside in a specialised accessible housing under SDA.

Home Caring provides high quality Specialist Disability Accommodation and Supported Independent Living options NDIS in Perth. To inquire about our current vacancies, please get in touch with our customer service team for a free consultation. We’re happy to help.

What kind of services can I access with SIL?

Supported Independent Living is designed to be tailored to each participant’s unique needs and goals. Here are some of the services you can access:

  • Assistance with personal care, such as bathing, grooming, and dressing
  • Support with meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking
  • Help with household chores, including cleaning and laundry
  • Assistance in managing finances, budgeting, and paying bills
  • Support in accessing community activities, events, and social engagements
  • Developing and maintaining daily routines and schedules.
  • Assistance with medication management and healthcare appointments.
  • Help with transportation, including arranging and accompanying individuals to appointments or activities
  • Developing and enhancing life skills, such as communication, decision-making, and problem-solving
  • Assistance in pursuing education and vocational training opportunities
  • Maintaining and strengthening relationships with family, friends, and support networks

Home Caring provides exceptional NDIS Supported Independent Living in Perth’s suburbs. We’ll help you with everyday tasks, so you can live as independently as possible in the community. For more information, please get in touch with our customer service team for a free consultation. We’re happy to help.

What doesn’t SIL funding include?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) funding generally covers services that help people with disability live on their own, but there are some things that the funding doesn’t cover. These are:

  • The cost of rent or your mortgage
  • Big changes to make your home more accessible – you may need separate funding for this type of support.
  • Medical or allied health therapy services, which is covered by other NDIS supports
  • The cost of transportation, discretionary spending, holidays or food
  • Utilities such as water and electricity
  • Supports that are covered by other parts of your NDIS plan

How do I apply for SIL funding with the NDIS?

To qualify for SIL, you first need to ensure that you are an NDIS participant. This means that you are under the age of 65, have a permanent and significant disability that impacts daily life, and have undertaken an assessment to determine your eligibility for NDIS funding.

Once you are a NDIS participant, SIL can be funded under the Core Supports category of your NDIS plan, if it is determined to be a reasonable and necessary support to help you live independently in the community.

When you have your planning meeting with your Local Area Coordinator or NDIS Planner, chat to them about your goals, and let them know that you would like access to SIL. You will need to get a functional assessment report from an occupational therapist that shows how your disability impacts everyday life, why other types of housing aren’t suitable for your needs, and the supports that you require to help you achieve your goals. You also need to have a housing-related goal in your NDIS, to show that SIL is a reasonable and necessary support to help you achieve your goal.

Do you have access to SIL in your NDIS plan? Home Caring offers quality Supported Independent Living programs in Perth, to help with every type of need. To find out more about our SIL services, please get in touch. Our friendly team would love to help.

Where can I find SIL providers in Perth?

Once you’ve been approved for Supported Independent Living funding through your NDIS plan, the next step is to look for SIL providers in Perth that best meet your needs. One place to start is to chat to your Local Area Coordinator or your support coordinator, as they may be able to suggest suitable providers in your local area. You can also use the Provider Finder online tool on the NDIS portal, which helps you quickly find NDIS registered providers in your area, through an online search based on your suburb or postcode.

When choosing a SIL provider, consider factors like how much experience they have, what other people say about them, whether they are available when you need them, the services they provide, and how well they match what you need and want. It's a good idea to talk to different providers and meet them in person before you make your decision, to see if they are a good fit for you.

As a NDIS registered provider of SIL in Perth, Home Caring helps people live happy and healthy lives in the community. To find out more about your SIL options in Perth, please get in touch with our team. We’d love to chat to you about your needs, and see if we can be of any assistance.

Is SIL the same as a group home?

You don’t have to be living in a group home to receive SIL supports under the NDIS. You can access SIL while living at home with your family, in a private rental, or in your own property. However, some NDIS participants choose to access SIL while living in a group home with other participants receiving support. While living on your own might suit some people best, there can be benefits to living in a group home. This includes:

  • Making friends with housemates and being part of an inclusive community
  • Having support workers available to provide personalised support for daily living tasks
  • Participating in social activities and your favourite hobbies
  • Enjoying a sense of safety and security from living with others
  • Taking on responsibilities, but with plenty of support with space for privacy
  • Learning essential life skills with other people in your household

Looking for other NDIS participants in your area to live with? Or searching for SIL disability group homes in Perth?

Home Caring can help you find a group home in Perth that’s perfect for your needs and personality. We know how vital it is to live with housemates who you get along with, so we take the time to carefully match NDIS participants with each other, to ensure a good fit. Our support workers are always on hand to offer support and help you develop vital skills for life, all while fostering an environment where everyone is safe, valued and cared for.

Along with group homes in Perth, Home Caring also provides group homes and a wide range of SIL services in major cities, regional centres and rural areas across Australia – including New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Canberra and South Australia. To chat to someone about your specific needs or find out more about vacancies in your area, please get in touch with our staff team.

How much does it cost to receive SIL?

The cost of Supported Independent Living (SIL) in Australia can vary depending on different factors. These include how much support you require on a daily basis, the type of accommodation you choose to live in, and where you live in Australia. SIL funding is provided through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which gives money to cover the cost of services for NDIS participants. The budget that you receive for SIL supports is based on an assessment of your individual needs. IT is also designed to be flexible and aadpt with your changing needs.

It's important to understand that SIL funding doesn't cover certain expenses. These include things like rent for your home, utility bills, everyday living costs like food or entertainment, vehicle expenses, vacations, optional spending, or items that are already covered by other NDIS supports, such as nursing care, Specialist Disability Accommodation, or major home modifications.

To talk to someone about how much Supported Independent Living NDIS in Perth costs with Home Caring, please get in touch with our dedicated team. We’d love to chat to you about your needs, and see if we can assist.

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