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Supported Independent Living SIL

24 hour 7 day support to live your life the way you want to.

Come home to SIL you can depend on.

Don't just take our word for it, hear from our clients.

Our promise


You will live in a house that feels like a home

You will really feel at home in our family-style houses. It is yours after all and you will be encouraged to make it your own.



You will receive support from skilled and experienced support workers

All our support workers are well trained, passionate and experienced. This means you will receive reliable support.


Join our Community

As our client you gain access to a range of exclusive events at no extra cost.


Why choose us?

We have a strong and rich history. 

With 35 years’ experience providing supported independent living, you can depend on us.

Registered NDIS provider 

With robust quality and safeguarding systems, as well as mandatory training and screening requirements for all our staff, you can trust us to deliver a dependable support.

Person-Centred Active Support

Our support is all about doing with our clients, not for. We were pioneers of ‘active support’ and ‘person-centred planning’ in South Australia.

We're not-for-profit. 

We are an ACNC registered charity and have been since day one.

Lighthouse is positive to be part of. They make my life easier.

—Gerry, Client

Lighthouse has some amazing staff. I wish to thank them for their dedication and support.

—Gill, Mother of a Client

Want to chat?

Moving out or leaving the family home is a big decision. You or your loved ones may have a lot of questions. Our friendly and experienced team are always here to help. To get in touch you can:

Call us on 8256 9800 

Email us 

Fill out our online enquiry form


    Meet your Support Leaders

    Our Client Services leadership team lead our support staff. They are responsible for delivering positive outcomes for our clients.


    Frequently Asked Questions


    What is Supported Independent Living?

    Supported Independent Living is an NDIS support. This home and living support is known as SIL.

    With SIL, NDIS participants live alone or in a share house. Depending on the level of help at home you need, we can provide 24/7 support.

    SIL is different to Indivdualised Living Options. Read our blog for a full guide.

    What support will I receive?

    Supported Independent Living is about building your skills to live your life.

    Through SIL we provide assistance with day to day tasks. This is type of support is called daily living supports.

    If needed, we will provide supervision with daily tasks. We will support you in building your skills.

    Daily living tasks we can provide support as part of the SIL service include:

    • Household tasks
    • Cooking
    • Personal care
    • Going to appointments with health specialists
    • Taking medication
    • Using assistive technology

    How do you manage decision-making?

    All SIL clients and their guardians have a voice when making decisions. Learn how we manage choice in our Choice Policy.

    Who will I live with?

    We will provide you with a welcoming and long-term place to live.

    In the majority of our SIL houses you will share with others.

    The people you live with is important. We make sure we match our clients with the right housemates.

    What are the houses like?

    Our SIL houses are comfortable and inviting. There are 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 welcome to visit at any time.

    Where are your houses located?

    Our supported independent living service is in Adelaide, South Australia.

    All our SIL houses are in the north and north-east of Adelaide.

    We have Supported Independent Living SIL vacancies in:

    Check out our current SIL vacancies

    What is Specialist Disability Accommodation SDA?

    You may have Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding. SDA is different to SIL.

    SDA is a house that has accessible features. These features make it easier for people to access support.

    The NDIS provides this funding to the participant through their plan.

    SDA funding is for housing, not for services or support.

    How are your staff trained?

    All our support workers have:

    • Certificate III in Individual Support
    • NDIS Worker Screening Check
    • South Australian Driver’s Licence
    • First Aid Certificate

    We provide regular professional development and training.

    Person Centred Active Support training is provided to all our staff.

    This training assists our team to better support our clients.

    How is NDIS SIL support funded?

    Supported Independent Living funding is under 'Core Supports' in your NDIS plan.

    The SIL funding you receive will depend on the support you need. This is in your roster of care (ROC).

    We will use your ROC to organise your support staff. We will work with you to find how to best support you.

    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
    • Self-Funded.

    Registered on the Community Housing Client Register

    To get public or community housing, register with Housing SA. This does not apply for housing owned by Lighthouse.

    Category 1 eligible

    All community housing applications are in a category. The category takes into account someone's need for housing.

    You may need to be in category 1 to get community housing.

    Talk to your Support Coordinator if you need help.

    Do you provide any other NDIS supports or services?

    Plan management is the other NDIS service we provide.

    Contact Us

    Our friendly and experienced team are ready to talk to you. We can talk about the benefits of SIL and if it's right for you.

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    If you would like a confidential chat, call us on 8256 9800 or email live@lighthousedisability.org.au.

    “Let me commend the Lighthouse Disability staff for the exemplary work that they do and for how well they interact with the clients.”

    Angela, External Provider

    “Lighthouse Disability is a positive organisation to be part of. They make my life easier.”

    Gerry, Client


    — Gill, Parent of a Client

    “Lighthouse Disability is a great place to work. It’s been clear since day one that the focus is always on the person that we are supporting.”

    Nick, Staff Member