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Tailoring Your NDIS Plan: Choosing Between ILO and SIL

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) stands out for its person-centred approach, placing individuals with disabilities at the heart of every decision and support plan.
It prioritises each participant’s unique needs, goals, and aspirations, fostering a sense of autonomy and empowerment. A personalised NDIS plan ensures that the allocated NDIS funds are used efficiently and effectively, directing resources to the specific areas that will best support the participant’s goals. When crafting your NDIS plan, it is crucial to understand the various options available and how they cater to your specific needs. Two significant home and living support options available for the NDIS participants are Individualised Living Options (ILO) and Supported Independent Living (SIL), each offering distinct benefits tailored to different circumstances.

Individualised living option (ILO) is an NDIS support that helps you live the way you want in your chosen home. ILO funding is not for the house itself but for supporting the participant to live comfortably there. You can share your home with others or live with a host. ILO support focuses on creating a nurturing and accommodating environment that allows individuals to live comfortably and in a way that best reflects their goals and choices.

On the other hand, Supported Independent Living (SIL) is designed for individuals who require higher levels of support due to the nature and severity of their disability. SIL offers paid personal assistance within the comfort of your home. SIL provides round-the-clock assistance and supervision. This can involve support with personal care, household tasks, and other essential activities. While tailoring your NDIS plan, it is important to recognise that ILO and SIL aren’t one-size-fits-all. It is about finding the best fit for your individual goals, circumstances, and preferences. Having a detailed discussion with your NDIS planner, support coordinator, and service provider can help you make an informed decision regarding this.

Classy Life has many years of experience working in the disability sector and we can help you make the most out of your NDIS plan. With our dedicated team and flexible approach, we are committed to creating a supportive environment that feels like home, whether through ILO or SIL. Join us on this journey toward empowerment and personalised care tailored just for you.

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