What is Supported Independent Living?
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is NDIS support where NDIS participants receive help or supervision with daily tasks to help them live as independently as possible while building their skills.
NDIS participants will receive support to live with other people with a disability in SDA housing or on their own. They will also have supports for everyday tasks like cleaning, cooking, and personal care. SIL can help build these skills too, so participants can be more independent
How is Supported Independent Living (SIL) Funded?
SIL funding is found under Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Life.
The NDIS does not fund the cost of rent, board, transport, and other day-to-day expenses such as food and activities.
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 funding provided will depend on the level of support you require to live independently in the housing option of your choice.
What is an example of Supported Independent Living (SIL)?
SIL funding allows NDIS participants to live independently. Support workers visit in the morning and afternoons and stay overnight to support NDIS participants with activities such as cooking, cleaning, and household chores. They also help with shopping and getting NDIS participants out into the community. The NDIS gives individuals a great opportunity to live away from home and gain more independence.
SIL funding also supports NDIS participants with activities in the community such as sporting classes, cooking classes, transport to appointments, or getting groceries. SIL allows participants to have a vibrant social life, live independently, and choose the life they want to live.