What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is when you live in shared housing with other people or on your own with support from us.

That support is different depending on your specific needs, but it can include help with:

  • Moving out for the first time
  • Learning to live well with others in a group setting
  • Dealing with the responsibilities of living in your own home
  • Getting ready for the day, eating healthily, and keeping well
  • Completing household tasks
Easy English – Shared and supported living at Life Without Barriers

Types of accommodation

There are different housing terms that might appear in your NDIS plan to help meet different needs. We can help with:

Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Your permanent home in shared accommodation or on your own

Medium-term accommodation

Temporary housing while you wait for your permanent home

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

For people who have very high support needs and require specific features in their home

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Why should I choose Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living is a great way to feel more independent, while having easy access to your supports. 

Depending on your situation, we can either help you find appropriate housing, work with your existing housing provider, or support you in your own home.

Our Disability Support Workers can be there 24/7 or they can provide day-to-day assistance. All our accommodation is designed to make you feel comfortable, safe and at home.

We’d love for you to get in touch with us to discuss what you’re looking for and how we can support you.

Real Stories
"People started to listen to me. I wanted to live with another female… now I live with my housemate and she is awesome!"
Hannah, SIL Client

For years, Hannah and Chantelle both wanted and requested a female flatmate. Thanks to the choice and support provided by the NDIS, we were able to match them together. Now they finally have a home of their own, a flatmate of their own choosing – and a lot of fun!

I’m interested – what do I do now?

We offer shared and supported living in most states and territories.

If you are interested in our Supported Independent Living, please get in touch. We want to work with you to find the right place for you, and there may be upcoming vacancies that suit your needs.

Is this service in my NDIS plan?

In your NDIS plan, Supported Independent Living is funded by the Core Supports budget, under ‘Assistance with Daily Life.’

  • Assistance with Daily Life (Core Supports)

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is for people who need specialist housing. It is assessed separately and funded under the Capital Supports Budget.

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