NDIS Supported Independent Living

Supported Independent Living

Being able to live independently is a goal for many individuals. It can be a major step towards achieving autonomy and improving quality of life. Thankfully, NDIS-funded supported independent living (SIL) programs with Shine have made this goal more accessible than ever before!

NDIS Supported Independent Living

Shine empowers you to live life your way

At Shine Social & Communities, we believe that everyone deserves to live their best life. That’s why we offer NDIS-supported independent living services to individuals in need across the Sunshine Coast and Dubbo.

Our NDIS SIL assistance helps widen support networks and develop crucial skills for daily living. It’s all about helping individuals live as freely and independently as possible in a setting that supports their needs.

Are you or a loved one looking for additional support and increased independence? Let us help create a happier, healthier, and more connected life – Don’t hesitate to reach out and see how we can assist you on your journey towards independence and fulfilment.

Types of NDIS Supported Independent Living We Offer

Independent living, made easy

As a trusted SIL provider, we believe in promoting choice and freedom and strive to uphold these values in all of our SIL homes. Ultimately, our goal is to work together with our clients to achieve their personal goals and autonomy. Our SIL support services are designed to offer both independence and support in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

1st Tier (SIL)

24-hour Supported Independent Living 7 days a week.

2nd Tier

Overnight and living support as needed.

3rd Tier

Daily support as needed under 28 hours per week linking with ILO.

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What our people say

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have to say about their experiences with Shine!

Excellent, caring, thoughtful support staff, who act in the client’s best interests no matter what issues/challenges are thrown their way.

Shine SC have supported my intellectually disabled daughter to live independently. My experience with Shine SC has been exceptional. Shine SC found suitable people for my daughter to live with, assist with looking for and applying for homes and now provides support in the home

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Leading Supported Independent Living Providers

Helping You Find your dream home

Finding the perfect home to live independently can take a significant amount of time, but can be easier with the right support! With experience support coordinators and Supported independent living (SIL) services are the perfect option for individuals who are looking for a safe and secure home with personal care and individual living options. 

This type of support provides those with special care needs the freedom and control to live an independent lifestyle that is tailored to them. With the right support, SIL can make a real difference and ensure that everyone has access to the same lifestyle opportunities.

Whether you’re looking for an apartment or a house, we can help you find your dream home. Our Shine Support coordinator will get to know you personally, understanding your preferences and needs, to create a living environment that not only meets your requirements but also fosters independence, comfort, and a sense of belonging.

Learn More About Supported Independent Living NDIS

Frequently Asked Questions

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is an NDIS funded service that empowers individuals with higher support needs to live dignified and autonomous lives within their own homes. These spaces typically include skill-building support and other forms of care and coordination, but the ultimate goal is to help residents become as independent as possible.

  • Tailored assistance with daily living tasks: From personal care and meal preparation to managing finances and transportation, SIL offers the support individuals need to navigate everyday living.

  • Skill-building opportunities: The program actively works to equip residents with the skills and confidence to handle tasks independently over time. This might involve practising budgeting, using assistive technology, or mastering household chores.

  • Care coordination and support: A dedicated team ensures residents receive the necessary medical care, therapy, and other services to maintain their well-being and overall health.

SIL can be provided in various settings, including:

  • Shared living arrangements: Residents live together in a house, apartment or community residential unite with other ndis participants who also require support. This fosters peer support and a sense of community.

  • Individual living arrangements: Some individuals may choose to live independently in their own apartments or homes with dedicated NDIS support staff available.

Ultimately, SIL is about providing individuals with the tools and resources they need to lead fulfilling and independent lives. It’s about recognizing their potential and creating a supportive environment where they can thrive.

Learn more here: What is SIL?

SDA refers to Specialist Disability Accommodation and refers to a range of housing that is designed for participants who have an extreme functional impairment and very high support needs. Much like SIL, SDA homes are tailored to provide a supportive and accessible living environment for individuals.

As an SDA provider, Shine have a number of SDA homes available. get in touch today to discuss your needs.

Yes, the NDIS can fund Supported Independent Living (SIL), provided it aligns with a participant’s specific needs and goals. 

Similar to all NDIS-funded supports, Supported Independent Living must meet specific criteria.  The amount of Supported Independent Living funding is determined by the level and type of support necessary for the participant to live as independently as possible. Their individual needs and circumstances are taken into account.

This is an assessment that looks into the functional status and support required for individuals eligible for supported independent living. Essentially, it determines what they require to live safely and independently and what needs they possess.

Individuals registered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are automatically eligible for SIL funding, which can be used to cover the costs of private, shared, or community living arrangements, as well as live-in support services.

In addition to NDIS registration, individuals must meet certain eligibility criteria in order to receive SIL funding. These criteria include having a disability that significantly affects one’s ability to live independently, being aged 18 years or older, and being an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

We currently have supported independent living vacancies across the Sunshine Coast, and in Dubbo

Get in touch with our team today, to find out more! 

As a registered NDIS provider on the Sunshine Coast and in Dubbo, we provide our Short Term Accommodation, NDIS Support Coordination, Individual Support, Camps & Getaways and much more! 

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