If you are a person with a disability who is looking for support to live independently in the Melbourne area, you may have heard of the term ‘supported independent living’ (SIL). SIL in NDIS is a government-funded program that provides eligible people with disabilities with the support they need to live independently in the community.
Auslife Care, one of renowned disability providers in Melbourne, is here to give substantial information about this disability service.
What is SIL?
NDIS SIL is a program that provides eligible people with disabilities with the support they need to live independently in the community. SIL services can include assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, meal preparation, domestic tasks, transport and community access. These can make it possible for people with disabilities to live in their own homes, rather than in institutions or group homes. The aim of the program is to help participants develop the skills and confidence they need to live as independently as possible.
Who is eligible for supported independent living?
To be eligible for SIL, you must:
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or hold a relevant visa
- Be aged 18 years or over
- Have a disability that restricts your ability to live independently
• Have completed an assessment by an independent registered assessor that confirms your need for SIL support.
How do I access supported independent living services?
If you would like to access SIL housing services, you will need to contact an approved provider of SIL services in your area. A list of approved providers can be found on the Department of Health website. Once you have contacted an approved provider, they will complete an assessment to determine whether you are eligible for SIL support.
What kind of support is available through SIL?
The type and amount of support you receive through SIL will be based on your individual needs and circumstances. Some of the types of support that may be available include:
- Assistance with daily activities such as personal care, meals, and medication
- Transport assistance
- Support to access education, training, and employment opportunities
• Access to social and recreational activities.
For Dependable Supported Independent Living Services, Turn to Auslife Care
If you are a person with a disability who is looking for support to live independently in the Melbourne area, you may be eligible for NDIS SIL. For more information about supported independent living, please contact Auslife Care, an approved provider of SIL services in Melbourne. We also provide other NDIS supports, including respite care, assist-personal activities, and social and community participation.