What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is an NDIS support to help you with everyday tasks in your home, so you can live independently while building your skills.
We can provide SIL supports whether you want to live on your own, or with other people with disability and is best suited to people who have higher support needs.
SIL does not cover the costs of the physical home you live in or day-to-day living costs such as rent, board, food, utilities and transport.
SIL funding is also provided to people who live in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). However, SDA is funded separately to SIL.
Supported Independent Living (SIL) at Yooralla
Each home that we provide SIL supports in has a dedicated Service Manager. They will be on-site to coach and mentor the direct support worker team in the house. Your Service Manager will also provide you with some direct supports to get to know you and understand your support needs.
Current residents and their support networks are encouraged to be involved in the hiring process of direct support staff in the home.
We operate under an evidence-based active support model at Yooralla, meaning we support you to build your independence and increase your capacity in everyday tasks. Our goal is to support you to be as active as possible in your home and community, so you can live the life you choose.
What support can Yooralla provide?
Some of the everyday tasks we can support you with are:
- showering and dressing
- preparing meals
- cleaning and laundry
- taking your medication
- learning to catch public transport
- getting to and from appointments and social outings and more.
Can Yooralla help me find a home?
Yes! We have a range of secure and comfortable accommodation options across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
We can work with you to find something that's just right for you.
Does Yooralla provide Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?
Yes! We have a range of options to support people with disability with higher support needs. We have a range of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) options to support people with disability with higher support needs.
Medium-Term Accommodation (MTA)
We also offer Medium-Term Accommodation (MTA) supports in Box Hill and Glenroy. These homes are warm, inviting and centrally-located. If you have MTA funded in your NDIS plan and need a place to live while you’re waiting for your permanent home, we can help you.
Get in contact with us
To find out information about Supported Independent Living (SIL) options, please get in touch with us. Our team of experienced staff are here to help answer your questions and work with you every step of the way.