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If you are looking to help your loved one live more independently, NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL) can help you achieve that goal!

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NDIS Supported Independent Living Your Way

Living with Freedom, Choice & 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. As such, NDIS supported independent living is a service that helps 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 assistance to people living with a variety of disabilities across Sunshine Coast and Noosa. Our services caters to all levels of need and is dedicated to supporting those with down syndrome and other disabilites, widening their support network and building their skills so they can live as freely and independently as possible!

Depending on a participant’s needs, our team of dedicated employees help with personal tasks from grocery shopping and cooking to hygiene and daily living. Everyone is unique and, as such, we tailor our services to meet the level of support identified in individual NDIS plans.

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What Is NDIS Supported Independent Living?

NDIS Supported independent living refers to the funded support participants receive to live as independently as possible. It works to break down the barriers that prevent people living with disabilities from living life to their fullest potential.

The support is tailored to meet the individual’s needs and can include assistance with activities such as help or supervision with daily tasks, like personal care or cooking meals. It helps you live as independently as possible while building your skills. This can sometimes be a group of people sharing a home together, or one person receiving support on their own.

With 3 levels of support, there are different types of home and living supports that will suit different people. These include?:

  • Lower needs: not usually 24/7 and includes supervision of living arrangements.
  • Standard needs: 24/7 support that includes assistance and supervision of most daily tasks, and support worker overnight sleepovers.
  • Higher needs: 24/7 active support, including overnight. This involves frequent managing of challenging behaviours that require positive behaviour support and assistance with daily tasks.

If you or someone you care for has indicated that living independently is a personal goal to work towards, Sapphire Support is here to help you. We want to ensure that all individuals have access to the same opportunities, regardless of ability. That’s why we offer NDIS Supported Independent Living– so you can receive the life-changing support you need to achieve your goals and dreams!

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Finding a home care service and support provider can be difficult, but finding one you can trust and count on is even more challenging. Sapphire Support is a trusted supplier of supported independent living services with a goal to help those with complex needs live the best, most fulfilling life possible.

We work with you and your loved one to determine their goals, hopes and aspirations so that we may provide them with the best support. Our integrated services ensure that their needs are taken into consideration. Whether they need care 24 hours, 1 on 1 support or supervision and assistance, we are ready and equipped to help.

If Supported Independent Living is included in your loved one’s NDIS Plan, we can provide a quote for support. However, as it works a bit differently from other parts of the NDIS there is often confusion about how SIL funding works. To learn more, you can browse our NDIS guide and FAQs here.

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If your loved one is interested in increasing their life skills and lead a more autonomous and fulfilling life, Supported Independent Living could be perfect for you. It is all about encouraging independence! The Sapphire Support SIL approach is there to nurture participants and give them more choice and control over their own life.

Transitioning to independent living at any stage of life carries its own set of circumstances and concerns. For people living with disabilities, such as down syndrome, this transition takes additional planning, preparation, and even learning new life skills! With Sapphire Support, we can help make this transition easier by identifying needs, giving care and assisting in achieving goals – whatever they may be. When it comes to NDIS Supported independent living, the benefits are endlessly positive!

Our SIL enables participants to live freely in their own home, be part of the local community and develop as an individual. They have the opportunity to meet new people and create lasting relationships they wouldn’t normally make. Participants are given more freedom to participate in the activities they love and even take part in new experiences!

If you want to learn more, give us a call on 1300 881 884 to discuss the options best for your loved one’s needs.

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NDIS 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 on the SIL Terms link in the footer of our website or contact us here for more information regarding your specific needs.

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