SIL Sunshine Coast

SIL Sunshine Coast

Supported Independent Living Sunshine Coast

Home Caring Sunshine Coast is proud to provide NDIS participants with Supported Independent Living services. With years of knowledge and experience behind us, we’ll help you live as independently, as possible, and fully engage with community life.

Our SIL NDIS Sunshine Coast services can help you with:

  • Personal care tasks, such as showering and getting ready in the morning
  • High care needs that require 24/7 supervision
  • Bed transfers
  • Medication management
  • Learning important life skills
  • Everyday household tasks, such as shopping or laundry
  • Learning social skills
  • Taking part in group activities with housemates
  • Preparing and cooking nutritious and delicious meals
  • Actioning behaviour support plans
  • Attending medical appointments
  • Catching public transport
  • Managing your household budget and finances
  • Planning social activities you enjoy
  • Organising household rosters and activities

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

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a type of NDIS support that helps you live independently in the community. It’s designed for people with high support needs who need a significant amount of help throughout the week. Many people access SIL while living in a group home with housemates, but you can access SIL while living alone, if that’s the best option for you.

SIL 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. It is funded under the Core Supports category of your NDIS plan, as Assistance with Daily Life.

Supported Independent Living NDIS on the Sunshine Coast

Home Caring provides NDIS Supported Independent Living on the Sunshine Coast suburbs, giving you the opportunity to live in the community while all the supports you need for everyday life.

We offer SIL disability group homes on the Sunshine 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 located in prime locations as part of thriving communities. You’ll enjoy living close to public transport, shopping centres, medical facilities, cafes and gyms, education and employment opportunities, natural surroundings 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 Sunshine Coast

Our Approach to SIL

Our locally based teams provide an exceptional service that enables our clients to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. Our service approach is:

  • Personal – we truly care for the people we support, and build a trusting relationship.
  • High quality – our services are of the highest standards based on quality measurements.
  • Individualised – we tailor their SIL services to meet your unique needs and circumstances.
  • Empowering – we’ll be your cheerleader for life, helping you achieve your goals.
  • Collaborative – we take a multidisciplinary approach to support and consult with others.
  • Respectful – we help you make informed decisions and value your choices.
  • Multicultural – our multicultural and bilingual teams cater for a range of cultures.

Home Caring provides Supported Independent Living NDIS on the Sunshine Coast, across a wide range of suburbs. We also offer disability homes on the Sunshine Coast for those who’d like to live in a supportive community. To find out more about receiving Supported Independent Living services in your area, please get in touch with our friendly team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between SIL, SDA and ILO?
Is SIL the same as living in shared accommodation?
How do I find a SIL provider on the Sunshine Coast?
How much does Supported Independent Living cost?
How do I apply for SIL funding?
Can I choose my SIL housemates?
What is a Roster of Care?

What is the difference between SIL, SDA and ILO?

Supported Independent Living (SIL), Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Individualised Living Options (ILO) are all different types of home and living supports. They help you live independently in the community, but they do this in different ways.

Specialist Disability Accommodation 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 extra wide corridors, ceiling hoists, robust construction, accessible kitchens and extra security features.

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.

Supported Independent Living NDIS on the Sunshine Coast does not cover costs such as the rental of your home, utility bills, day-to-day living expenses such as food or recreation activities, vehicle costs, holidays, discretionary spend, or items that are already covered by other NDIS supports, such as mobility equipment and independent living aids.

Note: if you need 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 choose different SIL and SDA providers, or access the same one, if that’s what you prefer.

If SIL isn’t suitable for your needs, you may be eligible for ILO funding. Individual Living Options is a type of NDIS funding that helps you live in a home of your choice with the support you need. It doesn’t cover the cost of the dwelling or home modifications, but is a flexible package of supports. It could include personal care, opportunities to build your life skills, or help with tasks like cooking, cleaning or laundry. You can access ILO along with informal supports, such as your family.

Home Caring has a wide range of Supported Independent Living options NDIS on the Sunshine Coast. To chat to someone about your circumstances and needs, please get in touch with our disability experts. We’re happy to help.

Is SIL the same as shared accommodation?

Most people who access Supported Independent Living live with other NDIS participants in shared accommodation, otherwise known as a group home. You can still access SIL if you are living alone in your own home or with your family, though there may be other options that better suit your needs. To qualify, 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.

There are lots of benefits to living with others in a group home, such as making new friends, doing group activities, moving out of your family home into a supportive environment, learning how to take on household responsibilities, and enjoying time with others while still having space for your own privacy.

Keen to live with other NDIS participants in your local area? Home Caring can help you find a group home on the Sunshine Coast that meets your needs. We understand how vital it is to live with people you get along with, so we carefully match housemates with each other, ensuring a good mix of life stages and personalities. Our disability care experts and support workers are always available to provide support and help you develop skills for everyday life. We focus on creating a warm and caring environment where everyone is valued and cared for.

Along with group homes on the Sunshine 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.

For more information or to find out if we provide SIL services in your local area, please get in touch with our disability care experts for a free consultation.

How do I find a SIL provider on the Sunshine Coast?

Looking for the right SIL provider for your needs can be challenging, as there’s many options available.

A good place to start is to chat to your support coordinator. They can help you understand how SIL works, ensure you have all the evidence you need to apply for SIL funding, and help you connect with a SIL provider in your local area that suits you. Another way to see what’s available is to use the ‘Provider Finder’ tool on the 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.

Finding SIL on the Sunshine Coast can take time. There are some steps that need to fall into place, such as ensuring that the support worker to housemate ratio matches the level of support in you need, finding the right team to support you, ensuring the provider offers all the supports you need, and finding a home in a location you want to live in.

It’s also important to ensure the provider is registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). This means that the provider meets the NDIS Practice Standards, and is fully recognised by the NDIA as delivering services to a certain quality standard.

Home Caring provides SIL Supported Independent Living on the Sunshine Coast. Our personalised approach to support means you’ll have everything you need to be independent, while working with our team to build skills for life. We have a range of SIL options across Sunshine Coast and other areas in Australia, offering plenty of choice to suit every need and circumstance. For more information, please get in touch for a chat with our friendly team.

How much does Supported Independent Living cost?

Supported Independent Living is a paid personal support that is funded by the NDIS. The amount of funding you may be eligible to receive depends on your individual needs and goals, the type of housing you prefer, and the amount of support that best enables you to live independently in the community. For example, standard or intermediate levels of care aren’t as costly as care for more complex needs, which requires things like ongoing behaviour support, active assistance with all daily tasks, and overnight support.

SIL rates are also impacted by factors such as the time of day you receive support, the ratio of workers to residents, whether you are being supported on a public holiday or weekend, the area you live in, and the level of support you require.

Keep in mind that SIL funding doesn’t cover the cost of the actual home you live in, as this is covered by Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding. It also doesn’t cover utility bills, day-to-day living expenses, vehicle costs, holidays, recreation expeneses, or items that are already covered by other NDIS supports.

Home Caring helps participants live independently in the community with SIL services, ranging from personal care and skills training to transport assistance, medication management, complex care, 24/7 support, learning how to manage finances, and help with meal preparation. Our locally based teams of professional support workers and nurses cover all suburbs all across Sunshine Coast, delivering exceptional support that empowers you to live life the way you want. For more information, please get in touch with our team. We’d love to chat to you about your needs and see if we can assist.

How do I apply for SIL funding?

SIL is funded under the Core Supports category of your NDIS plan, as Assistance with Daily Living (ADL). To apply for funding, you must be able to show the NDIA that you need SIL supports to live independently in the community. You can do this through a Functional Assessment Report from an allied health professional that shows the impact of your disability, why you are unable to access other types of housing, and what supports are required to help you achieve your housing goals. You also need to have a goal in your NDIS plan that relates to housing, to show that SIL is ‘reasonable and necessary’ to help you achieve your goal.

Applying to have Supported Independent Living included in your NDIS plan can be a time-consuming and complicated process, so it’s best to chat to your support coordinator or Local Area Coordinator and ask for support. They can help you get your reports ready, and ensure you give appropriate evidence to apply for SIL funding. They also need to provide an Identifying Housing Solution report or Housing plan, to outline what your housing needs are.

If you have SIL included in your NDIS plan, you can access Home Caring’s Supported Independent Living programs on the Sunshine Coast. To find out about Home Caring’s SIL services in your area, please get in touch. Our friendly team would love to help.

Can I choose my SIL housemates?

If you’ve never lived in shared accommodation before, the idea of living with people who you don’t know yet can be daunting. At Home Caring, we understand how important it is to gel with the people you’re living with. That’s why we have a very careful process to match people in our SIL homes, so that everyone gets along and has a positive experience while living there.

At each of our SIL homes on the Sunshine Coast, we ensure you live with people who are a suitable match in terms of needs, personality and life stages, and provide plenty of opportunities for you to socially get to know your housemates before moving in. We also match you with a support worker you can get along with, and who is best suited to your needs. All of our clients have control over their living situation. If things don’t work out, we work with you to address any problems or find an option that you prefer.

What is a Roster of Care?

Under the NDIS, a Roster of Care is a document that helps determine what type of support should be included in your plan. It’s 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).

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.

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