What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?
Supported independent living is the name of the NDIS funding that provides supports to people with disabilities to help them live as independently as possible.
SIL funding is typically for people who need 24/7 support while living in a shared home. It exists to cover the cost of the support staff in the house.
There is often a lot of confusion about how SIL funding works because it often works a bit differently to other parts of the NDIS.
SIL providers will manage the supports themselves. Essentially this means that a SIL provider will supply the workers to support people in the house with daily living tasks. Generally, this is all done with a focus on developing your skills so you can live as independently as possible.
- Provides support in the house.
- Can help with community access outside of the home.
- Helpts the residents organise household tasks like preparing food, cleaning, etc.
- Manages the staff that work in the house.
- Addresses any complaints about the support providers.
- Screens workers for the house.
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- SIL accommodation can suit a range of clients, including those who wish to live with friends or people they trust, where clients needs can be complex and other options are limited, or where it is a persons own choice.
- SIL accommodation includes the support workers, and the skill & capacity builders, that clients may need to live in a shared arrangement.
- SIL accommodation does not include board and lodging or other day to day usual living expenses such as food and activities, or the capital costs associated with a persons accommodation.
- Many clients with a SIL arrangement can also have a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) package, which covers the cost of the physical accommodation.