What is Supported Independent Living?

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

The assisted living 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

Our current vacancies

We offer shared and Supported Independent Living across Australia - find our current vacancies here.

Why should I choose Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living is a great way to live more independently, while having easy access to your assisted living supports.

Depending on your situation, we can either help you find specialised accommodation, 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 assisted living homes are 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 are looking for and how we can support you.

Real Stories
"This is my forever home. I'm not shifting anymore."
Raelene, SIL Client

Raelene found a place to call home in one of Life Without Barriers’ Supported Independent Living houses in the Hunter region, New South Wales.

I’m interested – what do I do now?

We offer shared and supported assisted 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 your forever home. There may be upcoming vacancies that suit your needs.

Is this service in my NDIS plan?

In your SIL 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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Other types of accommodation

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

Medium-term accommodation

Temporary housing for you to live in while you wait for your permanent home or for your disability supports.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

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

Short-term accommodation (STA)

STA is a home away from home in an inclusive, accessible, and supportive environment.

Independent living options (ILO)

ILO is a package of supports that lets you choose where and how you live in the way that best suits your needs and wants.

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