Suppose one of your goals is living independently then, Supported Independent Living is suitable for you. As defined by Dimensions UK, Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a service designed for individuals who want to retain their independence by being supported in their own homes. A suitable SIL provider will be on the SIL housing to assist and help you depending on your personal needs.
Its benefits are:
Trained and professional staff will be able to assist you with your needs. Client’s needs vary from one client to another.
- Personal Care
- Life Skills
- Social Skills
- Communication Skills
- Overnight Support
SIL allows you to still do whatever you want with minimal assistance building independence over time. Other than that, SIL allows clients, in housing, to be visited at any time by their loved ones and friends.
Supported individuals can develop social skills and be able to socialise by themselves. Moving to SIL expands an individual’s social circle. Studies show that having your own social circle or friends has a good impact on one’s health. This can increase one’s sense of belonging and helps one cope with struggles. Socialising plays a big role in improving one’s confidence and self-worth.
SIL allows people to be free and safe at the same time. SIL workers supervise clients 24 hours a day ensuring safety, assistance, and support to clients. Everyone can enjoy their freedom and be in a safe space at once.