Looking for your perfect home?
Breakthru offers Supported Independent Living (SIL) services to help you live more independently and comfortably. We believe everyone deserves a place to call their own, and we’re here to make it happen.
Whether you want your own space or to share with friends, we’ll listen to your needs and interests to find the best fit from our various properties.
Contact us today, and let’s find your ideal home.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds Supported Independent Living (SIL), enabling eligible participants to lead more independent lives. This support allows individuals to access a support worker at flexible times to suit their unique circumstances. The assistance ranges from daily drop-in support to 24-hour at-home support, catering to various needs, from general supervision to fostering the development of new life skills.
At Breakthru, we provide Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Assisted Living as part of a shared group-home environment or as a convenient drop-in service in your personal homes throughout Sydney.
Our Supported Independent Living (SIL) & Assisted Living services encompass:
• Assistance with personal care routines, including showering, dressing, and toileting.
• Support with household tasks such as shopping, meal preparation, laundry, and cleaning.
• Active overnight and/or sleepover support.
• Clinical support, including medication administration and specialized condition management.
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.
You can also access our accommodation under individually funded support packages including icare, workers compensation and insurance core supports. This includes funded support services either agency managed, self-managed or a combination of both.
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.
If you have a significant and permanent disability, injury or illness that affects your daily life, you may be eligible to access the NDIS.
To start your application, call the NDIS at 1800 800 110.
If you need assistance, reach out to your Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Early Intervention partner, the local National Disability Insurance Agency, or Breakthru for support.
This may involve sharing details about your disability and how it affects your daily life.
Providing recent information and collaborating with your healthcare providers can strengthen your case for NDIS eligibility.
Once the Access Request decision is done, you'll receive a written notice of the decision.
Afterward, you'll meet with an NDIS community partner to determine the support level for your NDIS plan.
Call our friendly team on 1800 767 212 or simply fill this form and we will be in touch.
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Thank you to everyone for all your continuous support. This job has been amazing for both my mental and physical health, and I finally feel like I can start moving forward with my life.
Breakthru have done so much for me, they encouraged me, but they also made me do the work. I would say to anyone thinking of going with Breakthru to trust them. They really do get to know their clients and understand their potential.
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