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Shared Independent Living On The Sunshine Coast

Live With Independence & Dignity


Living independently can be a challenge and concern for those living with various disabilities, such as autism and down syndrome. To meet these needs, Shared Independent Living services allow individuals with disabilities and special needs to take that all-important step to greater independence and community integration.

Sapphire Support is a leading NDIS Service dedicated to helping participants with disabilities and special needs live with greater independence and dignity. We provide a range of disability support services to NDIS participants across the Sunshine Coast aimed at providing dignity and maximising each participant’s independence.

As skills, interests and goals change, so too can the services we provide! For more about our Shared independent living services and accommodation, get in touch today!

Shared Independent Living On The Sunshine Coast

How Shared Independent Living Works

Whether you are living on your own, with family or with brand new friends, Sapphire Support believes that a good home is a place that nurtures goals, develops dreams and teaches important life skills! Our independent support services can be used in a variety of different ways depending on participant needs and goals.

From living in their own home or with family to supported living in shared accommodation, participants have the freedom to choose how they want to live. It’s all about giving those living with disabilities the support they need to do things for themselves and live as independently as possible.

Typically, shared accommodation is a great first step for people with disabilities and special needs who want to live more independently but may need some support to do so as it can provide participants with the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and feel part of a community.

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Tailored Independent Living Services

A Home To Call Your Own

If you are interested in Shared independent living, Sapphire Support can assist you with navigating the NDIS and accessing the services and support you need to make your housing goals a reality.

We understand that the journey to independence is different for everyone, which is why we put the participant at the centre of all decisions and considerations. We work with our clients to create a home that is safe, and comfortable and meets all their unique care needs.

Sapphire Support is committed to ensuring that all our participants have access to the best possible Shared Independent Living accommodation and support so they can live their lives with dignity, respect and as much independence as possible. If you would like to know more about how we can support you, please get in touch today.

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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.

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