SIL Tasmania

SIL Tasmania

Supported Independent Living Tasmania

 Everyone should have the opportunity to live independent and happy lives. For people with disability, getting support can help make this happen – especially if you have the right team behind you.

Home Caring provides personalised supports that make everyday life possible for people with disability. Under the NDIS, this is called Supported Independent Living.

 Our dedicated team of support workers and Registered Nurses provide Supported Independent Living in Tasmania for NDIS participants. With years of experience in providing best practice care, we provide empowering, effective support that makes a huge difference to your quality of life.

Here is our SIL NDIS Tasmania range of services:

  • Personal care (e.g. showering and getting dressed)
  • 24/7 support and overnight care
  • Clinical support for people with high care needs
  • 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
  • Assistance with home modifications
  • Mobility equipment and independent living aids

All of our staff members are rigorously screened and committed to providing excellent services. We are passionate about providing best practice NDIS SIL in Tasmania, and helping people enjoy life to the full.

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a NDIS support which provides assistance to people who need assistance to live independently in their own home. It helps people with disability, mental health conditions, or other support needs develop the skills they need to run their own homes and to live as independently as possible. SIL recognises that every person has unique needs and aspirations, and provides tailored support accordingly.

If you are part of a Supported Independent Living program, you could receive help with tasks such as managing finances, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and personal care. The level of support can vary depending on the needs of each person. Some people may require 24-hour support, while others may only need a few hours of support each week. The goal of SIL is to help you develop the skills and confidence, while providing access to the support you need to live safely and comfortably.

Supported Independent Living NDIS in Tasmania

Home Caring provides NDIS Supported Independent Living in Tasmania’s suburbs, giving locals with disability the opportunity to live a full and rewarding life.

Our SIL disability group homes in Tasmania provide an opportunity to make friends, learn important skills, socialise with others, get the support you need, and create a routine that works for you. All of our homes are in prime locations as part of thriving communities, close to public transport, natural surroundings, 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 live as independently as possible.

 Our Approach to SIL

With decades of experience, we are committed to providing an excellent service that gives every one of our clients the opportunity to life a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

Our service approach is:

  • Tailored – our highly trained professionals take the time to understand your individual situation and provide personalised solutions that fit your specific requirements.
  • Exceptional – our SIL services are provided to a high standard based on NDIS quality measurements. we pay attention to the little things and offer exceptional customer service.
  • Compassionate – we treat you as a person of worth, value your dignity, and always work alongside you with a positive attitude.
  • Empowering – we’ll be your cheerleader for life, supporting you and guiding you with daily tasks as you work towards achieving your personal goals. You’ll experience opportunities to grow your skills, encouraging independence.
  • Multidisciplinary – 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.

Home Caring provides Supported Independent Living NDIS in Tasmania, in various locations for your convenience. We also offer disability homes in Tasmania for those who’d like to live in an inclusive household. To find out more about receiving Supported Independent Living services in your area and property locations, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can SIL help people with disability?
What is the difference between SIL, SDA and ILO?
Where can I find SIL in Tasmania?
Is SIL the same as a group home?
How much does it cost to receive SIL?
How do I apply for SIL funding with the NDIS?

How can SIL help people with disability?

Supported Independent Living helps people with disability live independently in their own homes, and participating 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 Tasmania, 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 Tasmania, please get in touch for a chat with our staff.

What is the difference between SIL, SDA and ILO?

Under the NDIS, Supported Independent Living (SIL), Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), and Independent Living Options (ILO) all provide housing support to people living with disability, but the way they each do this is different. SIL provides everyday assistance to people with disability, SDA is specialist accommodation designed for people with high care needs, and ILO helps people with disability to live independently in the community.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) provides everyday support so NDIS participants with high support needs can live independently in their own homes. SIL services can include help with daily living tasks such as laundry and housework, personal care, social participation, learning life skills, 24/7 support, nursing care at home, and help with meal preparation. It doesn’t cover costs like rent or mortgage repayments, utilities, food, recreation and discretionary items, vehicle costs, holidays, or items that are already covered by other NDIS supports.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing that is specifically designed for people with high care needs. While SIL refers to the supports you receive in your home, SDA funds the home itself. It enables people with disability to live in homes with features such as wide doorways for accessibility, robust construction, assistive technology, accessible kitchens, ceiling hoists, and other modifications that enable an NDIS participant to live more independently.

Independent Living Options (ILO) are services that help people with disability live in the community, in a way that suits them. The NDIS first provides funding to design your supports, then provides funding to implement and maintain them. This can include support with finding and maintaining a home, managing finances, accessing transport and participating in social and community activities.

Home Caring provides Independent Living Options, Specialist Disability Accommodation and Supported Independent Living options NDIS in Tasmania. To inquire about our current vacancies, please get in touch with our customer service team. We’re happy to help.

Where can I find SIL in Tasmania?

Looking for SIL providers in Tasmania can be challenging if new to the NDIS. A good place to begin is to speak to your Local Area Coordinator or your support coordinator and asking for recommendations. You can also use the Provider Finder online tool on the NDIS portal. This helps you find information about NDIS registered providers in your area, and allows you to perform a search based on your suburb or postcode.

Once you have a shortlist of SIL providers to consider, you can start booking appointments to meet with their team and find out more about their services. Some questions to ask are:

  • What experience and qualifications do you have in providing SIL services?
  • What SIL supports and services do you offer?
  • How will you work with me to help me meet my personal goals?
  • What types of daily living skills training and support do you provide?
  • How do you promote social participation in your households?
  • How do you match support workers to participants? How are they trained and supervised?
  • Are you able to support people of different cultures with inclusiveness and sensitivity?
  • What advocacy support do you offer to participants to ensure their rights and preferences are respected?
  • How do you involve participants in decision-making processes regarding their support?
  • How do you address the mental health needs of participants?
  • What training and educational programs do you offer to enhance participants' skills?
  • What is your approach to quality assurance of your SIL services?
  • How do you collaborate with other service providers and care professionals?
  • Can you provide testimonials from participants who have used your SIL services?
  • How do you ensure clear communication with participants and their families?
  • What are your billing and payment processes? What fees do you charge?
  • How do you handle emergencies or unexpected situations that may arise?
  • How do you deal with feedback or complaints?

As a NDIS registered provider of SIL in Tasmania, Home Caring helps people live independently in the community, so they can thrive in everyday life. For more information on SIL options in Tasmania, please get in touch with our supportive team. We’d love to chat to you about your needs and see if we can assist.

Is SIL the same as a group home?

An NDIS participant receiving SIL supports doesn’t have to live in a group home; they can be living in at home with their family, living on their own, or living in a shared living arrangement. However, many participants who access SIL choose to live in a group home with other NDIS participants. This allows them to be supported by a team of specialised staff who assist with everyday tasks.

Living alone may suit some NDIS participants, but living with others can bring many benefits, such as:

  • Being able to socialise with other people, which can help reduce isolation and loneliness, and help you make friends for life
  • Having support workers available to provide personalised support for daily living tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, personal care, and budgeting
  • Opportunities to participate in social activities, such as volunteering, sports teams, favourite hobbies, or community clubs

Living in a group home can provide a sense of safety and security, as staff are available to respond to emergencies and help with any safety concerns.

  • Being part of a household and taking on responsibilities, but with plenty of support with space for privacy as well.
  • Living in a supportive environment can empower you to develop essential life skills, make decisions, and take responsibility for your own life.
  • Group homes can help ensure continuity of care, as staff can coordinate medical appointments, medication management, and other healthcare needs

Want to live with other NDIS participants in your area? Home Caring can help you find a group home in Tasmania that’s just right for your needs. We understand how important it is to live with housemates who you get along with, so we take care to carefully match NDIS participants with each other. Our support workers are always on hand to offer support and help you develop vital skills for life, all while helping create a warm and inclusive environment.

Along with group homes in Tasmania, Home Caring also provides group homes and SIL services in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Canberra and South Australia.

To speak 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?

How much SIL costs in Australia differs based on a number of factors, such as how much support you need, the type of accommodation you want to live in, and your location. SIL is funded through the NDIS, which provides funding to cover the cost of services for participants. The budget is based on an assessment of the person’s unique needs, and is designed to be flexible.

It’s important to note that Supported Independent Living doesn’t 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. To talk to someone about how much Supported Independent Living NDIS in Tasmania costs with Home Caring, please get in touch with our dedicated team.

How do I apply for SIL funding with the NDIS?

To apply for SIL through the NDIS, you first need to be a NDIS participant. This means you have undertaken an assessment to determine your eligibility for NDIS funding, and have received a NDIS plan that outlines your unique goals, needs, and funding entitlements. 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.

One of the first steps to apply for SIL is to get a functional assessment report from an occupational therapist that shows the impact of your disability, why you are unable to access other types of housing, and what supports you require 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.

If you are eligible for SIL support, you can access Home Caring’s quality Supported Independent Living programs in Tasmania. To find out more about Home Caring’s SIL service, please get in touch. Our friendly team would love to help.

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