What is Supported Independent Living? Everything You Need to Know
Supported independent living is one of the kinds of NDIS funding that provides supports to people with disabilities. Independent support living is a special kind of support offered to only those who are eligible for it. These supports are provided to people having both physical and mental disabilities. These supports are especially for people who need 24*7 supports while living in a shared home.
SIL is a kind of NDIS support where a person with a disability lives with other people. Many people with disabilities cannot live on their own and require supports to live their everyday lives. Under these supports, people with disabilities will receive everyday tasks like cleaning, cooking and personal care.
SIL also helps people with disability in improving their life skills and help them live their lives with much comfort than before. SIL means two and seven people can share a home, and each person will have their own private room. SIL also enable people with disability to communicate with other people and improve their social skills.
If you have SIL in your NDIS plan, you can get 24*7 supports for the following-
Help in managing the money and budgeting
Assistance in cooking and cleaning
Helping people with disability to improve their social skills
Helping them with personal care
Help them in travelling and attending appointments
Provide personal care like showering and dressing them up
Assistance with daily life skill leaning
These are the important supports that are covered under-supported independent living. The SIL also provides disability advice to people with disability to make them aware of their surroundings and the services they require to live an independent life.
What are the levels of supports that SIL provides?
Every individual with a mental or physical disability is different from the other, and therefore, their supports will also be unique. The SIL provides support under three different levels depending upon the support requirement of the individual.
Here are the three different levels of supports-
Lower needs- these supports are not accessible 24*7. This support includes supervision of living arrangements
Standard needs- under this, there is 24*7 support provided. Under this, assistance and supervision of daily tasks are provided to the people to live comfortably and do the tasks with ease.
Higher needs- under this, 24* 7 active support is provided. They also offer overnight support under these needs. It includes managing behaviors that require positive behavior support and assistance.
These were the levels of needs that are covered under the supports provided by supported independent living.
How can the participants get supported independent living under their NDIS plan?
Like all the other supports provided by NDIS, a participant must be eligible for the SIL supports. When the participants go for their planning meeting to get the SIL funding, they will be asked specific questions by NDIS to see if they are eligible for the support or not. The NDIS participant must take care of two things while going to the meeting.
The first is that they have to be prepared because that increases the chance of getting the support one is looking for. If they appear prepared, they will receive the funding they require.
The second thing to take care of before the meeting is that they should be clear about what supports and services they want from NDIS. The participants should tell the NDIS about their needs and why they require the funding for SIL.
What are the benefits of SIL for people with disability?
The NDIS helps people with disability to have more control and choice in their life. If living independently is one of the goals of people with disability, then SIL is very beneficial for them. Sharing a home with other people means you will also share the rent and spend the funding on other things. SIL is affordable support for people living together in a house under a support worker's care. Under SIL, the cost of the support worker staying overnight will split between three people rather than one. Access Foundation provides support for independent living to eligible people.
Reach out to Access Foundation if you need NDIS supports
Access Foundation is one of the most trusted NDIS support service provider organization in West Australia providing quality NDIS services for the betterment of people with disability.
If you are looking for a company to assist you with NDIS supports or provide disability advice, you can feel free to reach out to us, and we will assist you the best. Let us help you with the best service to improve your life and enhance your skills.