SIL Sydney

SIL Sydney

Supported Independent Living Sydney

Home is not just accommodation. It’s much more than that. Home is a safe place where you can thrive, learn, and be yourself.

Home Caring helps people with disability live in the community, with supports that enable them to stay in control of their lives. Under the NDIS, this is called Supported Independent Living. It is one of the supports you can access to help you live at home as independently as possible.

Our dedicated team of disability professionals provide Supported Independent Living in Sydney for NDIS participants. With years of experience and knowledge, we provide empowering and positive support that helps you with daily life.

Our SIL NDIS Sydney services include:

  • Help with personal care tasks, such as showering and getting dressed
  • 24/7 support for high care needs
  • Assistance with transferring in and out of bed
  • Medication management
  • Building daily living skills with training
  • Assistance with household tasks, such as laundry or grocery shopping
  • Learning social skills
  • Group activities with housemates
  • Preparing and cooking nutritious and delicious meals
  • Actioning behaviour support plans
  • Support for medical appointments
  • Support with supervision, personal safety and security
  • Help catching public transport in your community
  • Help to manage your household budget and finances
  • Planning social activities you enjoy
  • Organising household rosters and activities

All of our support workers have specialist training, and are best placed to offer NDIS SIL in Sydney. 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 personal 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 best suited to people who have higher support needs due to their disability, and require a significant amount of help throughout the week. You can access Supported Independent Living if you live with other NDIS participants in shared accommodation, or if you live on your own. SIL is funded under the Core Supports category of your NDIS plan.

complex support needs

Supported Independent Living NDIS in Sydney

Home Caring provides NDIS Supported Independent Living in Sydney suburbs, so people with disability can live in the community while receiving all the supports needed for everyday life.

We offer SIL disability group homes in Sydney 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.

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:

  • Personal – we truly care for the people we support, taking the time to build a trusting relationship that boosts confidence and provides the best environment for support.
  • High quality – 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.
  • Individualised – there’s no one size fits all in disability care. Our local team of professional disability workers tailor their SIL services to meet your unique needs and circumstances.
  • Empowering – having a positive attitude 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 partner with you and your wide support network to deliver great outcomes. We take a multidisciplinary approach to support and consult with others.
  • Respectful – you should be in the driver’s seat of your support plan. We help you make informed decisions, values your choices, and always treat you with the respect you deserve.
  • Multicultural – our multicultural and bilingual teams cater for a range of cultures and backgrounds. We provide culturally sensitive care that values you as a person.

Home Caring provides Supported Independent Living NDIS in Sydney, across a wide of suburbs. We also offer disability homes in Sydney 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 and SDA?
Who provides SIL in Sydney?
Is Supported Independent Living the same as a group home?
How much does Supported Independent Living cost?
How do I apply for SIL funding?
How do I find SIL providers in Sydney?
Under the NDIS, what does SIL include? What doesn’t it include?
How do I get Supported Independent Living included in my NDIS plan?
Who will I be living with in Home Caring SIL accommodation?

What is the difference between SIL and SDA?

If you are new to the NDIS, 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.

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.

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.

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 choose to 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 in Sydney. To chat to someone about your circumstances and needs, please get in touch with our disability experts. We’re happy to help.

Who provides SIL in Sydney?

In Australia, Supported Independent Living services is offered by providers who are 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.

As a NDIS registered provider of SIL in Sydney, Home Caring helps participants live independently in the community. Our Supported Independent Living services cover a range of supports, from personal care and skills training to transport assistance, medication management, complex care, 24/7 support, learning how to budget and manage finances, and help with meal preparation. Our locally based teams of professional support workers and nurses cover all suburbs all across Sydney, 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.

Is Supported Independent Living the same as a group home?

Supported Independent Living is designed to assist people who need regular support while living in shared accommodation, otherwise 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 close community, making new friends, taking part in group activities, learning how to be part of a household and take on responsibilities, and enjoying both communal and private spaces.

If you would like to live with other NDIS participants in your area, Home Caring can help you find a group home in Sydney that’s just right for you. 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. 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 in Sydney, 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 much does Supported Independent Living cost?

Supported Independent Living is paid personal support that is funded by the National Disability
Insurance Agency, making it accessible for people living with disability. The amount of funding you can receive depends on the level of care you need (e.g. whether you require a standard of care, or more complex). Your funding goes towards daily support expenses, covering things like personal care, help preparing meals, medication management, bed transfers, learning new skills and supervision with daily tasks – delivered by your SIL provider.

SIL 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. To chat to someone about how much Supported Independent Living NDIS in Sydney costs with Home Caring, please get in touch for a chat with our friendly team.

How do I apply for SIL funding?

SIL is funded under the Core Supports category of your NDIS plan. One of the first steps is to get a functional assessment report (usually from an occupational therapist) 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.

How do I find SIL providers in Sydney?

Looking for Supported Independent Living providers in Sydney? If you’re just starting out in your disability care journey, it can be hard to know where to look.

A good place to start is the Provider Finder tool on 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. Other ways to learn more about SIL providers in your area is to ask other NDIS participants about their experiences, look at a provider’s reviews online, or chat to your support coordinator about SIL providers in your area.

Keep in mind that finding a SIL home you love 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 stated in your assessment, and being able to meet the requirements in your occupational therapist’s assessment. Your support coordinator will work with you to help you find the right SIL provider for your needs.

Home Caring providers SIL Supported Independent Living in Sydney. Our personalised approach to support ensures you have everything you need to be independent, while gaining new skills for life. We have a range of SIL options across Sydney 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.

Under the NDIS, what does SIL include? What doesn’t this type of funding include?

If you are eligible for Supported Independent Living, your funding will cover your daily support expenses, such as the cost of personal care, such as help toileting and showering, transferring in and out of bed, support for tasks like grocery shopping, meal preparation and learning skills for daily life. You might be eligible to get funding to support lower needs (e.g. regular supervision), standard needs (e.g. active assistance for daily tasks 24 hours a day) or higher needs (e.g. continual and complex assistance).

It’s worth keeping in mind that Supported Independent Living funding doesn’t cover everyday living expenses, such as rent or mortgage repayments, paying a home, 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.

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

Applying for SIL can be a complicated 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 in Sydney. To find out about Home Caring’s SIL services in your area, please get in touch. Our friendly team would love to help.

Who will I be living with in Home Caring SIL accommodation?

At Home Caring, we understand how important it is to get along with your housemates. That’s why we have a very careful process to match people in our SIL homes, so that everyone has a positive experience while living there.

At each of our SIL homes in Sydney, we ensure you live with people who are a suitable match in terms of needs and personality, and provide opportunities for you to 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.

To chat to someone about your SIL needs, please get in touch for a chat with our friendly team.

 

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 183 reviews
js_loader
Google Rating
4.9
Based on 183 reviews
js_loader

Contact Our Friendly Home Care Team To Find Out More.


Loading...

Contact Our Friendly Home Care Team To Find Out More.


Loading...