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Understanding The Difference Between SIL And STA Supports

Home and living support options are designed to enable NDIS participants to live as independently as possible. These services help individuals with disabilities acquire the necessary skills and confidence needed to carry out daily activities, participate in their communities and build social relationships. Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short-Term Accommodation (STA), including respite are two important home and living support options funded by the NDIS. Understanding the difference between these two support categories and the benefits that they offer will help the participants to make informed decisions regarding their NDIS plan.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is designed for individuals with higher support needs who require significant assistance in their daily lives but want to live as independently as possible. Under SIL support, participants can access the services of NDIS support workers who will provide the necessary assistance to help them develop the skills and daily routines required to become more self-reliant. SIL participants usually live in shared accommodation with other participants who have similar support needs. Short Term Accommodation, including respite, is designed to provide temporary accommodation and skill-building for NDIS participants. STA support is especially beneficial in situations where the primary carer or support network of the participants is not available for a brief period. Short Term
Accommodation is not intended to address any housing emergencies. It is only funded by the NDIS if the need for it is directly related to the participant’s disability.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is geared towards long-term independence and skill development, while Short-Term Accommodation offers temporary respite and support. By knowing the unique features and benefits of each option, participants can make the most appropriate choice for themselves. As a registered NDIS service provider, Classy Life can help you access both SIL and STA support depending on your support needs. Contact us today to know more.

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