“Lighthouse Disability staff are all amazingly dedicated and our family appreciate all that the team do.”
What is Supported Independent Living?
Supported Independent Living (or SIL) is an NDIS support. With Supported Independent Living NDIS participants live alone or with other people in a share house.
Depending on support needs and what you need day to day, we have staff available 24 hours, 7 days a week. This support is different to Individualised Living Options, also known as ILO and short term accommodation, also known as STA.
With this type of disability support, we will help you to live as independently as possible.
What support will I receive?
We will provide you with a welcoming and safe place to live. We provide assistance with daily tasks (also known as daily living support). Some of the daily tasks we provide support with include:
- Household tasks
- Personal care
- Going to appointments with health professionals
- Taking medication
Am I or guardians involved in decisions?
All clients and their guardians have a voice when making decisions. You can read more about we manage choice in our Client Choice and Decision Making Policy.
Who will I live with?
The majority of our supported independent living houses are shared living. This means you will share with other people. We carefully match our clients with people who share similar interests and goals.
What are the houses like?
Our houses are 3 or 4-bedroom houses or adjoining units. You can decorate your room to your personal taste. Each house has an outdoor area for all to enjoy. Family and friends are also welcome to come visit.
To help give you some decorating ideas here are some tips to make your SIL house feel like a home.
Where are your houses located?
All of our houses are in the North and North East of Adelaide. We currently have shared living, community housing and Supported Independent Living SIL vacancies in the following areas:
- Elizabeth East
- Golden Grove
- Modbury Heights
- Parafield Gardens
- Salisbury North
What is Specialist Disability Accommodation SDA and how is it different?
Some people receive funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation (or SDA). Specialist Disability Accommodation is a property or house that has accessible features.
These features to make it easier for people to access support.
The NDIS provides the funding to the participant through their plan - SDA funding is for housing, not for services or support. An SDA provider must be registered with the NDIS.
Why should I choose Lighthouse Disability?
- Qualified. Each of our team are qualified and skilled to provide SIL supports to people with disability.
- Experienced and Reliable. Our team have great experience in disability support.
- We’re not-for-profit. We care about you and your goals.
- Person Centred Active Support. We actively engage our clients to participate in activities at home and in the community.
Lighthouse Disability staff are all amazingly dedicated and our family appreciate all that the team do.
—Madeleine, Sister of a Client
Lighthouse Disability is a positive organisation to be part of. They make my life easier.
Lighthouse Disability have some amazing staff and I wish to thank them for their dedication and support.
—Gill, Mother of a Client
How are your support staff trained?
To ensure all our team provide quality support, all our Community Support Workers (CSWs) must have:
- Minimum Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)
- 1 year experience (placements or volunteering)
- Current National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS Worker Screening Check
- Current and valid South Australian Driver’s Licence
- Current First Aid Certificate
We also provide regular professional development opportunities to all staff.
Person Centred Active Support training is also provided to all our CSWs. This training assists our team to better support our clients.
How are NDIS SIL supports funded?
Supported Independent Living is funded in the Core Supports budget. The SIL funding you receive will depend on the level of support you need. You can find out more about SIL funding on our NDIS Support Prices page.
Is there any eligibility criteria to live in one of your houses?
Yes, there is. We can only accept people who have:
- SIL funding in their NDIS plan
- If required, SDA funding in their NDIS plan
- Registered on the Community Housing Client Register
- Category 1 eligible
If you don't know whether you have the above and would like support please give us a call we'll be happy to help.
Do you provide any other NDIS support services?
Yes, we are also registered to provide plan management.