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Find yourself at home with NDIS Supported Independent Living SIL
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What is Supported Independent Living?
Supported Independent Living (or SIL) is an NDIS home and living support.
With SIL, NDIS participants live alone or in a share house.
Depending on support needs, we have staff available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
SIL is different to Individualised Living Options.
What support will I receive?
We will provide you with a welcoming, safe and long-term place to live.
We provide assistance with day to day tasks (also known as daily living support). If needed, we will also provide supervision with daily tasks.
We will also support you in building your skills.
Some daily tasks we can provide support with include:
- Household tasks
- Personal care
- Going to appointments with health specialists
- Taking medication
- Using assistive technology
How do you manage decision-making?
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?
In the majority of our houses you will share with others.
We match our clients with people who share similar interests and goals.
What are the houses like?
Our houses are comfortable and inviting.
There are also common areas for socialising and shared activities.
You will have your own bedroom and can decorate in your own style.
Each house has an outdoor area for all to enjoy. Family and friends are also welcome to come visit.
Where are your houses located?
All houses are in the North and North East of Adelaide.
We currently have Supported Independent Living SIL vacancies in the following areas:
What is Specialist Disability Accommodation SDA?
Some people receive funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).
SDA is a 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.
How are your staff trained?
All our Community Support Workers (CSWs) have:
- Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)
- 1 year experience (placements or volunteering)
- Current NDIS Worker Screening Check
- Current and valid South Australian Driver’s Licence
- Current First Aid Certificate
We provide regular professional development and training.
Person Centred Active Support training is also provided to all our CSWs. This training assists our team to better support our clients.
How is NDIS SIL support funded?
Supported Independent Living is in the Core Supports budget of your NDIS plan.
The SIL funding you receive will depend on the level of support you need.
Learn about the pricing for SIL on our NDIS Price Guide webpage.
Is there eligibility criteria to live in one of your houses?
Yes, there is - you will require:
- Funding. You will need NDIS SIL funding, but we may consider other funding. This includes funding from:
- Lifetime Support Authority
- Return to Work SA
- Disability Support for Older Australians
- Registered on the Community Housing Client Register. To access public or community housing, you must register with Housing SA. This does not apply for housing owned by Lighthouse Disability.
- Category 1 eligible. All registrations for public and community housing are in a category. The category takes into account the registrant’s need for housing. You do not need to be category 1 eligible to apply for housing owned by Lighthouse Disability.
Talk to your Support Coordinator if you need help.
Do you provide any other NDIS supports or services?
Yes, we are also registered to provide plan management.
Lighthouse Disability is a positive organisation to be part of. They make my life easier.
Lighthouse Disability staff are all really dedicated. Our family appreciate all that the team do.
—Madeleine, Sister of a Client
Lighthouse Disability have some amazing staff. I wish to thank them for their dedication and support.
—Gill, Mother of a Client
Why choose us?
- You will live in a house that feels like a home. We support clients in family-style homes.
- We have skilled and experienced support workers. Our staff are trained to support people with a range of disability. This includes people with high intensity needs.
- You will receive person-centred active support. This means we engage our clients to take part in activities at home and in the community.
- We have a strong and rich history. We have over 30 years’ experience in the disability sector.
- Quality and safeguarding. We have robust systems that ensure our clients receive the best support.
- We're not-for-profit. We are an ACNC registered charity who support a range of community initiatives.
What are the next steps?
Call us, send an email or fill out the form below.