Supported Independent Living
Looking for the perfect home?
breakthru offer high quality Supported Independent Living (SIL) services to empower you to live more independently. We work closely with our customers to find and design spaces that feature accessible and spacious layouts to help you live your best life.
Together, we work to provide a completely individualised experience, ensuring your home and supports are tailored to your unique needs, preferences, and interests. No matter the person, we strive to give you a place to call home and make your own.
Whether you want a home all to yourself, to share with friends or make new ones, we’re here to help. Get in touch so we can work together to find your perfect home.
This immaculate, modern home currently has two vacancies and features three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, and has parking for residents and visitors.
A large backyard and undercover patio connect to the living, dining, and kitchen areas so residents can enjoy seamless indoor/outdoor living and entertainment. We also plan to create a small vegetable garden so residents can enjoy growing their own fresh crops.
To support residents to live as independently as possible, the property is wheelchair accessible and features 24/7 live-in support, if and when they need it.
We are taking applications now and places will be taken fast! So if you have a client who might be interested, be quick and book a private tour today!
Our Approach to Supported Independent Living
We understand that everyone has different goals, needs, and preferences. That’s why we will work with you each step of the way to ensure you feel at home in a space that’s right for you.
Commitment to Quality
We work closely with you every step of the way to ensure we find or design a place that you are proud to call home.
Our holistic approach to the individual support means that we have experience across a wide range of funded services, including Support Coordination, Allied Health, Disability Employment, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds Supported Independent Living (SIL) to provide eligible participants with the support they need to live more independently.
Through this funded support, participants can access a support worker at days and times that best suit their individual circumstances. This may include daily drop in supports or 24 hour at home supports to assist with anything from general supervision or assistance with daily tasks right through to actively assisting you to develop new life skills.
How do I get SIL in my NDIS plan?
If your goals now include exploring home and living options, or you have had a change of circumstances in your current living situation, you are encouraged to complete a Home and Living Supporting Evidence Form. This form can be submitted within 100 days of your plan end date, and will cover your home and living goals, current circumstances, strengths, and ongoing requirements.
To support this form, a Roster of Care will be submitted, reiterating the level of support you require through documentation from an Allied Health Professional and your Support Coordinator. This will cover how significant the impact of your disability is on mobility, self-care, and cognition, and in turn what housing is best suited for your goals. This assessment is written by an Occupational Therapist and is generally funded in your NDIS plan under Improved Daily Living.
Following the submission, the NDIS will look at what type of funding will meet your needs, considering what is best suited to help you pursue your goals whilst creating connections in the community. Once a tentative offer of housing has been made your Support Coordinator will write a Housing Solutions Report to ensure you are a suitable candidate for supported living.
If you are interested in progressing a SIL application and are unsure where to start, the breakthru team can help.
What’s the difference between SIL and SDA?
It’s not uncommon to get Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) confused, with both funding aimed at assisting individuals to live more independently. However, to put it simplistically, SIL is about providing supports to you so you can live more independently, where as SDA funding subsidises the building and ongoing maintenance costs of a fit for purpose home.
These building and maintenance costs generally cover inclusions that are not found in conventional housing, such as electric doorways or fully adjustable benchtops for example. SDA funding is generally provided to participants who require accessible features in their home to ensure they can live more independently.
While SIL and SDA exist independently, participants may be eligible for both.