NDIS Supported Independent Living Services

Independent living is a goal for many living with a disability. NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL) with Sapphire Support has made this more accessible than ever before.


NDIS Supported Independent Living Your Way

Helping Build Confidence & Independence

We all deserve to live a life that is happy and fulfilling. However, some of us need a little help, especially those living with a disability such as down syndrome or autism. Sapphire Support offers NDIS-supported independent living services that help those with disabilities live a happy, healthy, connected life in a setting that best supports their needs.

As an NDIS service Provider, Sapphire Support provides SIL assistance to people living with a variety of disabilities. Our services cater to all levels of need and are dedicated to supporting those with disabilities to widen their support network, participate in the community and build their skills so they can live as freely and independently as possible! We also offer assistance with daily living, for individuals who need additional support and supervision.

What Our Clients Say

What Is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

Understanding NDIS Independent Living

Put simply, NDIS Supported independent living services are for people with higher support needs, who need some level of help at home all the time. This is funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

With SIL, participants have the opportunity to develop their skills and independence, while living in an environment that provides friendship, support and help when needed.

At Sapphire Support, our disability support services are tailored to meet the individual’s needs and can include assistance with activities such as help or supervision with daily tasks.

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Our Supported Independent Living Process

Achieve The Goal Of Living Independently

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Step 1 - Meeting You

We will meet & ask you (and the people around you) lots of questions. We want to get to know you, your likes, wants and goals. We will discuss how it all works, and what to expect and you can get to know us better too! 

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Step 2 - Finding Home

Based on the information we gather at our meeting, we may show you some readily available accommodations in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie or we start searching for the right place and the right housemate (if requested).

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Step 3 - Moving In!

Once happy and approved, you will meet the team of support workers specifically chosen to help you. Based on the NDIS funding approval of our Supported Independent Living Pack, we will fill in some final forms and then you are finally all set to move in!

More About Our Support & SIL

Want To Live Life Your Way?

Navigating the options for home care services and support providers can be overwhelming, but finding one you can trust and rely on is crucial for achieving independence.

Sapphire Support is a reputable provider of Supported Independent Living (SIL) services in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions. Our services are grounded in person-centred practice, which prioritizes empowering individuals to live independently and pursue their goals.

It’s important to note that SIL is a paid personal support service and it is essential to consider all factors before determining if it’s the right fit for you or your loved one.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more about our Supported Independent Living services and how they can benefit you! We can provide you with a quote for support if it’s included in your NDIS plan and help you understand the full process.

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Who We Support

At Sapphire Support, we work tirelessly to empower NDIS participants to gain independence and control over their lives.

We provide assistance for individuals with complex disabilities and provide resources and other individualised supports tailored to the needs of the participant.

We get to know our clients to determine their goals, hopes and aspirations so that we may provide them with the best support. Each service is tailored around their NDIS plan and available funding.

Imagine waking up in the morning feeling confident and in control. With Sapphire Support, you can! We can provide 24-hour shared or 1:1 support, with active nights or sleepovers.

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Supported independent living With The NDIS

SIL Quote & NDIS Funding

Supported Independent Living (SIL) services provide assistance for individuals to live independently in the housing option of their choice. However, it’s important to note that NDIS funding for SIL does not cover day-to-day living expenses such as rent, food, and activity costs.

That is why at Sapphire Support, we take the guesswork out of navigating the NDIS process by working with you to develop a detailed SIL funding quote for submission to the NDIS. If approved, the NDIS will add the appropriate level of funding to your plan.

Individuals under the age of 65 with a disability may be eligible for NDIS funding for SIL. If you’re unsure of your eligibility for SIL, our team can help you to understand the process and answer any questions you might have. Contact your Support Coordinator or the Local Area Coordinator who can guide you through the next steps.

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Supported independent living Vacancies

Finding The Ideal Home

As an NDIS service Provider, Sapphire Support has SIL housing options that are accessible, comfortable and purpose-built with your needs top of mind! We provide a safe and nurturing home with 24 hour support for those who need it.

We have an experienced team of professionals dedicated to supporting participants in their SIL placement. We have SIL Vacancies available in:

  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gympie
  • Noosa
  • Moreton Bay

If our supported independent living vacancies are not suitable, we will tailor an accommodation which matches your needs. Get in touch to discuss your SIL accommodation options today!

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Local Supported Independent Living Services


In alignment with the NDIA recommendations, having a written service agreement is essential so that participants and Sapphire Support are clear about what each party has agreed to.

Service agreements help make sure the participant and Sapphire Support have the same expectations of what supports will be delivered and how they will be delivered.

Sapphire Support ensures that our team supports each participant in facilitating understanding of these terms, taking into consideration language usage, mode of communication and terms that the participant can understand.

You can find an example of our SIL Service Agreement by clicking into the SIL Terms link in the footer of our website or get in touch for more information regarding your specific needs.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

Supported Independent Living, or SIL for short, is a 24/7 support system that enables people with a disability to live as independently as possible, but still, have access to help and/or supervision for their daily living tasks and personal care. You get the opportunity to develop your skills and independence, while at the same time living in an environment that provides support and helps when needed.

The NDIS defines Supported Independent Living (SIL) as help with and/or supervision of daily tasks to develop the skills of an individual to live as independently as possible. These are the supports provided to a participant in their home, regardless of property ownership, and can be in a shared or individual arrangement.

Where Can I Find Supported Independent Living Vacancies?

A number of disability service providers, including Sapphire Support, can help you with finding a vacancy within a SIL accommodation building, be it a unit or a house. You would have to check with us about the suitability of the location and the type of supports you would need before you could make a clear decision.

Sapphire Support currently manages homes spread throughout the Sunshine Coast Region from Noosa to Scarborough (North Brisbane). We are continuously expanding our services into new suburbs so it is best to contact us for the location of appropriate services close to you. Call us on 1300 881 884 to find out more.

Can I Get Funding For Supported Independent Living?

SIL is best suited for participants who have high support needs. This means you require a significant amount of help throughout the day. If SIL is the most appropriate support for you, you will receive funding for this assistance as part of your NDIS plan. However, there may be other home and living supports that better suit your needs and preferences.  

The amount of SIL funding you receive will depend on the level and type of support you need to live as independently as you can.

During your planning meeting, you should talk about what supports you need at home and discuss whether SIL is suitable for you. Your planner will then assess if it is a support that is reasonable and necessary for your needs. Call us on 1300 881 884 to find out more.

Is Sapphire Support an Approved NDIS SIL Provider?

Yes. Sapphire Support is registered as a SIL Provider with NDIS (#4050043190). Call us on 1300 881 884 for more information.

What Are The NDIS Supported Independent Living Guidelines?

The overall guidelines of the NDIS regarding SIL are to determine whether it is “reasonable and necessary”. A service or support must:

  • must be related to a participant’s disability
  • must not include day-to-day living costs not related to your disability support needs, such as groceries
  • should represent value for money
  • must be likely to be effective and work for the participant, and
  • should take into account support given to you by other government services, your family, carers, networks and the community.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, get in touch with the team at Sapphire Support, who will be able to assist and guide your through the process.

Find out more about SIL

Let Sapphire Support help you gain your Independence. Get in touch today to learn more!

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