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NDIS Supported Independent Living: What to Expect After Approval

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a home and living support option funded by the NDIS to assist people with disabilities to live as independently as possible. It offers tailored support for individuals in their own homes or shared living arrangements to help them develop the skills needed to live on their own. SIL support encourages participants to take control of their lives, make independent decisions, and develop essential life skills. This newfound independence fosters self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment.
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is most appropriate for individuals with disabilities who require extensive assistance, including overnight support, on a daily basis, seven days a week due to their high support needs. Once SIL support is approved for a participant, they will receive a detailed document that outlines their SIL funding. This plan is
a roadmap for the participant’s journey to greater independence. It will specify the amount of funding allocated for Supported Independent Living, as well as the hours and ratios of support they are entitled to. With the approved plan in hand, the next step is choosing the right SIL provider. This is a crucial decision that can significantly impact the participant’s SIL journey. SIL participants also have to make choices regarding their living arrangements.

Since Supported Independent Living is a shared support, participants enjoy the freedom to choose their housemates, those with whom they share both housing and SIL support.

Classy Life firmly believes that Supported Independent Living (SIL) can enable individuals with disabilities to live their lives with dignity without being dependent on others. It is an important step towards inclusivity and freedom. We specialise in facilitating SIL services that are personalised to meet your unique needs, ensuring you have the support and resources necessary to live independently. Our experienced team is here to assist you in navigating the world of SIL, connecting you with the right professionals and resources to help you achieve your goals.

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