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Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Help at Hand Support services provides supported Independent living support. We work together with yourself and specialist disability accommodation providers to find a suitable home for you. We support people over 18 years of age.

We focus on tailoring a solution that meets your needs and we work together with you to find a solution that you will be happy with. We also work together with your support coordinator and yourself to work on aligning with your NDIS plan.

Our Supported Independent Living team is here to provide support to understand your needs and work with you to match you with the right people who share similar interests, passions, personalities and goals. We also work to match you with suitable house mates and find a home that matches your needs and requirements. We work with you to try to make the move as smooth as possible as it can be a journey to finally find the right place to call home and have the supports you deserve.

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living is designed to help you live more independently. You are provided with supports that will help with daily tasks and activities to help improve your ability to do this.

We are able to provide you with services in your home or in Specialist Disability accommodation. We will work with you and your support coordinator to help work out what your needs are and ensure that they fit with your NDIS budget.

Tell me more about the supports I can receive in my SIL home?

Help at Hand Support services will work with you to provide you with a support plan that meets your NDIS goals and needs. We will do our best to help develop your skills to live more independently in your home. We have a team of experienced support workers who can assist you with a range of tasks such as:

  • Going out Shopping
  • Meal preparation assistance
  • Participation in the community
  • Personal care
  • Transport assistance
  • House hold chores
  • Daily skills training and development

What are the next steps?

There is a bit of journey to go through for SIL

  1. Give us a call to speak to the team on 1300 822 190
  2. Meet with a Care Coordinator in person understand and discuss your needs
  3. We will then work with you, your support coordinator to work out your needs and create a Roster of care
  4. We submit your Roster of Care to the NDIA for approval
  5. We then completed documentation and agreements
  6. Move into your new home and receive services to live independently

Frequently asked questions

The best place to start is to contact your NDIS planner or Local Area coordinator to ask if you are suitable for Supported Independent Living.
The NDIS basis if you should be giving SIL Funding is based on your suitability vs eligibility. This means that the NDIS look at your goals, aspirations, current living arrangement, independent skills, what kind of supports needed to achieve your goals, support information hat you provide, reports and assessments, other potential housing arrangements and what help is reasonable and necessary for you to receive.

SDA or Specialist Disability Accommodation is a range of housing that is designed for people who want to live independently and may have extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.

SDA properties have accessible features to help residents live more independently and allow Help at Hand Support Services to provide supports better and more safely. To learn more click here.

SIL or Supported Independent Living is the support that Help at Hand Support Services provides to you to help you with your daily needs whilst living at an SDA or at your property.

SIL funding covers the cost of wages of support staff, to allow for quality supports and some other supports. You can split these costs with any house mates that have similar needs but this is worked out at the initial point.

The funding amount you hve been approved for will depend on the quote provided by Help at Hand Support Services. This quote is based on your care needs, as well as potentially the care of any other residents in your SIL home.

There are a number of items that SIL funding does not cover and it is important for you to be aware of these.

  • Everyday expenses
  • Holidays
  • Care in a hospital
  • Activities outside the house such as transport, shopping etc
  • SDA related costs ( this is the responsibility of the SDA provider and part of the SDA Funding)
We understand that this can be a bit challenging and scary but we are here to help. We need to ask for some information to help us better understand your needs and goals to better assist you.

We may ask you to provide the following documents

  • Behavioural assessments or plans
    Incident reports
  • Police reports
  • Risk assessments
  • Standarised assessments
  • Occupational Therapy report and other allied health reports

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