Understanding Supported Independent Living

Deciding where to live is one of the most important choices in your life. With many supported independent living options funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) it can become confusing. At Nextt, we pride ourselves in creating a unique Supported Independent Living (SIL) model for you that aligns with your NDIS plan.

What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

Supported Independent Living  is about the supports you receive to help you live as independently as possible. It includes the support and assistance you may need to complete tasks around the home. This may include personal care such as showering and dressing, planning meals and cooking, cleaning the living space, as well as shopping for personal items and groceries and getting out in your local community.

The aim of this service is to help develop your skills so you can live as independently as possible. You may use SIL funding for support when living in a place you privately rent, a home you own, a home which is shared with others or Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) if it is included in your NDIS funding package.

What is Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?

SDA funding can assist you if you need specialist housing solutions. SDA houses are designed for people who meet certain eligibility criteria and require very high support needs.

If you are approved for SDA, your funding is used to cover the cost of the housing and cannot be used for any other purpose. If you receive funding for SDA, you will also have SIL funding, as they work together to give you the opportunity to choose how and where you live.   

How can Nextt help?

At Nextt, our Supported Independent Living team take the time to understand you – and to match you with the right people who share similar personalities, interests, and goals. We have a strong focus on matching people who choose to live together and locating a home that uniquely suits each individual needs and requirements as we work together to ensure a smooth transition.

We can tailor a supported independent living model to your unique needs.  Our options include shared living, independent living, bequest home management, in home respite, complex capacity building more of support and supporting you in your SDA home. 

If you enjoy living independently but also require some extra support to meet your daily needs, Supported Independent Living may be the best option suited for you. Contact us on 1300 369 568 to talk to one of our friendly Nextt team members for more information.