Supported Independent Living

What Is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

Supported Independent Living On The Sunshine Coast

Supported Independent Living, or SIL for short, is a system that enables you to live as independently as possible, but still have access to help and/or supervision for your daily living tasks.

You get the opportunity to develop your skills and independence, while at the same time living in a shared environment that provides support and help when needed.

SIL is a paid personal support service and a number of factors should be considered before you determine if it’s right for you. Call us today to see how SIL can work for you.

Supported Independent Living Phil With Cup Of Coffee

SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING PROCESS

Arranging your supported independent living options can be done in 3 simple steps.

Step 1 – Meeting

Supported Independent Living SIL Meeting

After our first contact, we will meet & ask you (and the people around you) lots of questions to get to know you, your likes and wants. We will discuss how it all works and you can get to know us better too! 

Step 2 – Accommodation

Supported Independent Living SIL Accommodation

Based on the information we gather at the meeting, we may show you some readily available accommodation or we start searching for the right place and maybe for the right housemate(s).

Step 3 – Moving In

Supported Independent Living SIL Moving In

You will meet the Team of Support Workers we specifically choose for you. Based on the NDIS approval of our SIL Pack, we will fill in some final forms and then you are finally all set to move in!

 

 

LIVE YOUR LIFE YOUR WAY

At Sapphire we provide supported independent living options to suit you based on your NDIS plan:

 

A New Home

Moving into a new home is an exciting experience, but there is always a lot to consider.  It can be a trying time for you, and for your friends and family. As a small, local organisation with a big heart, we are there to support you each step of the way.

We are committed to helping you to live your best life, the way that you choose. We want to learn all about you; your hopes, dreams and aspirations. We will ask you lots of questions as we get to know you, to ensure that we can provide you with the best support possible.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is assistance with or supervision of tasks of daily life in a shared living environment to help you develop skills to live as independently as possible. This is funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). If you are under age 65 and you have a disability you may be eligible for NDIS funding for SIL. To learn more visit https://www.ndis.gov.au

SIL Quote & NDIS Funding

Supported Independent Living (SIL) covers assistance provided to a participant to live independently in the housing option of their choice.

It does not cover day to day living expenses such as rent, food and activity costs etc.

Sapphire Support will work with you to develop a SIL quote for the NDIS, who will then if approved, add the appropriate level of funding to your plan.

If you are not sure wether you are eligible for SIL or not, contact your Support Coordinator or the Local Area Coordinator. You can also call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 for more information.

Who we support

We can support people with different needs – from low needs to complex care.  We can provide 24-hour shared or 1:1 support, with active nights or sleepover.

We will work with you to design the support system that you want and need.

what’s next?

Read our top FAQs about SIL for more information. If you are interested in a Supported Independent Living House, let us know. Come for a visit and meet with us to discuss options.

When you are ready you can submit an application and if you are the right match for the home, we can get started right away.
Contact us below to take the first step.

Supported independent living Vacancies

If our vacancies below are not suitable, we will tailor an accommodation which matches your needs. Simply call us on 1300 881 884 to discuss your options or click on the Application Form button below the property images.

Buderim – Sunshine Coast Region (Female late 20’s – 1:3 ratio)

Supported Independent Living Buderim Main Room Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Buderim Upstairs Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Buderim Kitchen Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Buderim Bedroom Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Buderim Outside Sapphire Support

Scarborough – Redcliffe Region (Male early 20’s – 1:3 ratio)

Supported Independent Living Scarborough Backyard Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Scarborough Entrance Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Scarborough Study Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Scarborough Bedroom Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Scarborough Lounge Sapphire Support

Alexandra Headland – Sunshine Coast Region (Male – 1:2 ratio)

Supported Independent Living Alexandra Headland Front House Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Alexandra Headland Dining Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Alexandra Headland Laundry Bathroom Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Alexandra Headland Studio Sapphire Support
Supported Independent Living Alexandra Headland Kitchen Bathroom Sapphire Support

If you are not quite ready to schedule an SIL call now, download the Application Form below and after you have filled it out, email it to us at enquiries@sapphiresupport.com.au and we will get back to you to discuss your options.

SIL SERVICE AGREEMENT

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 contact us here for more information regarding your specific needs.

SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING FAQ’S

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 your daily living tasks. You get the opportunity to develop your skills and independence, while at the same time living in an environment that provides support and help 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.

Click here for more information on Supported Independent Living from the NDIS website.

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 an SIL accommodation building, be it a unit or a house. You would have to check with us about the suitability of 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.

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 are 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 is to determine whether it is “reasonable and necessary”. A full list can be seen here. A service or support:

  • 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.
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