Supported Independent Living (SIL) Perth

If you’re someone with a disability and are looking to make some lifestyle changes to become more independent, then Supported Independent Living (SIL) could be the answer.

What is Supported Independent Living?

SIL funding provides people with in-house support staff, enabling them to move out of home and increase independent living skills. If you receive SIL support, then you may live in a shared accommodation home with other people who have a disability, or you might live on your own. Your support workers will help with tasks like cooking, house cleaning, and personal care – enabling you to build skills and work towards greater independence.

What is covered in Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

Supported Independent Living funding can be used for:

  • A Department of Housing home
  • Your own home
  • Shared accommodation
  • Specialist Disability Accommodation
  • A private rental

Am I eligible for SIL?

The Supported Independent Living (SIL) funding is designed for people with high support needs, and the amount of funding support that you receive will depend on how much support you require to live independently. As always with NDIS funding, your application will only be accepted if your needs are deemed ‘reasonable and necessary’ – which means your goals and individual circumstances will be assessed to see whether SIL is the right choice for your plan. When the result is so heavily dependent on your specific case, the only way to find out for sure is to apply – or if you already have NDIS funding, you can talk to your support coordinator or plan manager.

Supported Accommodation Vacancies

Bentley vacancy

Bentley

Activ Bentley is located close to the local shops, the bus stop and lovely parklands. We currently have one vacancy available within this home. This home does not have wheelchair access.

With the home staffed 24 hours a day (including overnight support), the vacancies would be suited towards a male who would benefit from low to medium support requirements.

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High Wycombe 1

Activ High Wycombe 1 is a fully accessible home, located only a short stroll from great amenities including a shopping centre. We currently have one vacancy available within this suburb. Our High Wycombe homes are visited weekly by medical professionals including a doctor and surgery nurse.

With the homes staffed 24 hours a day (including overnight support), the vacancy would be suited towards an individual who would benefit from higher support requirements.

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High Wycombe 2

Located only a short distance from shops, restaurants and public transport, High Wycombe 2 is situated in the foothills of Perth. The home includes an accessible bathroom, is wheelchair friendly and has a large open-plan kitchen/ living area. Our High Wycombe homes are visited weekly by medical professionals including a doctor and surgery nurse.

With the homes staffed 24 hours a day (including overnight support), the vacancy would be suited towards an female who would benefit from higher support requirements.

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High Wycombe 3

Activ High Wycombe 3 is a fully accessible home, complete with wheelchair access, railing, lowered benchtops and accessible bathrooms. High Wycombe 3 is located only a short stroll from great amenities, including a shopping centre, bus stop, pharmacy and restaurant options. Our High Wycombe homes are visited weekly by medical professionals including a doctor and surgery nurse.

With the homes staffed 24 hours a day (including overnight support), the vacancy would be suited towards an individual who would benefit from higher support requirements

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High Wycombe 4

Activ High Wycombe 4 is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home situated close to convenient amenities including a shopping centre, public transport and restaurant options. Our High Wycombe homes are visited weekly by medical professionals including a doctor and surgery nurse.

With the homes staffed 24 hours a day (including overnight support), the vacancy would be suited towards a female who would benefit from lower support requirements.

South Lake vacancy

South Lake

Walking distance from local shops, public transport and tranquil parkland, Activ South Lake is currently seeking a young male resident to join the home. Our South Lake home has four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. This home does not have wheelchair access.

With the home staffed 24 hours a day, this vacancy would be suited towards an individual who would benefit from higher support requirements.

Middle Swan

Walking distance from local shops, public transport and tranquil parkland, Activ Middle Swan is currently seeking an individual in their 20's to join this vibrant home. Activ Middle Swan features a large open-plan living area and a separate lounge room. An undercover patio area is equipped with a barbeque and is regularly used to entertain guests.

This home is staffed overnight and would be suited to an individual with lower support requirements.

Willagee

Activ Willagee is situated close to parks, shopping centres, restaurant options and is only a short drive from the popular Fremantle surrounds. This home features 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 accessible bathrooms.

Activ Willagee is staffed 24 hours a day and would be best suited to an individual with medium to high support requirements.

Banksia Grove

Our Activ Banksia Grove home boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 accessible bathrooms. The spacious house consists of large common areas and is wheelchair accessible. The home is only a short distance from many tranquil parklands.

This home features 24 hour support and would be best suited to a male with low to medium support requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the criteria for Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

SIL funding is typically for people with disability who need 24/7 support while living in a shared home. The amount of SIL funding received is dependant on the level and type of support an individual needs to live as independently as possible. For more information on the factors NDIS planners consider when making this decision, visit the NDIS Supported Independent Living for Participants page here.

Where can I find shared homes for SIL?

There are many disability service providers who provide shared accommodation. A support coordinator can help you to navigate the process of finding a home, and will liaise directly with service providers, like Activ, on your behalf.

What are the costs of SIL?

SIL funding covers the costs of having support staff in a supported accommodation house. The level of funding will differ depending on the level of support required. The cost of support does not include rent, transport costs, groceries or usual living expenses.

What is the difference between SDA and SIL?

SIL refers to the funding for the support services that are delivered in an accommodation house. SDA refers to the home in which those services are delivered. SDA homes are purpose-built for people with disability who require specialist housing solutions.

What is the difference between SDA and SIL or ILO?

SDA funding is for the design and build of the physical property, whereas SIL or ILO funding is to cover the support services received in the home.

Is eligibility criteria restricted to physical disabilities?

No, individuals with cognitive and intellectual disabilities can also be eligible for SDA housing.

Does the NDIS help with housing?

The NDIS can help participants to live independently. There are different types of home and living supports that the NDIS can fund. Some supports include supported independent living (SIL), individualised living options (ILO), short-term accommodation (STA) and specialist disability accommodation (SDA). For more information, visit the NDIS website here.

We look forward to speaking with you.