Assisting with daily life tasks in a group or shared living arrangements 

We assist with and/or supervising tasks of daily life with a focus on developing the skills of the individuals to live as autonomously as possible. The support is provided to each person living in the arrangement in accordance with their need.

This may include participant’s living:

An Individualised Living Option (ILO)

ILO funding will assist you in determining how you want to live, where you want to live, and with whom you want to live with. You can live with friends or roommates in your home.

Alternatively, you could live with a host family or on your own with the necessary resources. The funding for ILOs is split into two sections. The first stage is all about figuring out what kind of help you want and designing it. The second stage is funding those supports in place.

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Supported Independent Living

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is when you receive assistance or supervision with everyday activities in your home, to help you function as independently as possible while improving your skills. It is a form of paid personal assistance that is most widely found in shared living situations. It can involve things like having someone assist you with personal care or preparing meals. If you live in a house with other people, you will get SIL.

What is 'Supported Independent Living' under the NDIS?

Supported Independent Living or SIL will appear in your NDIS plan under CORE Supports.

The NDIS describe Supported Independent Living (SIL) as:

  • Funded individually to each person according to their need

  • Shared living arrangements of 2-7 participants

  • Assistance with daily life tasks in a group or shared living environment

  • Reflective of 24-hour care, 7 days/week

  • Three levels of support (at benchmark price)

  • Cost of support does NOT include rent, board or lodging, day to day usual living expenses such as food and activities, personal care supports when the person is hospitalised, or items covered in other sections of NDIS price guide (e.g. assistive technology or transport costs)

Short Term Accommodation

Short-term accommodation, or respite, is funding for care and accommodation when you are away from your normal home for a short period of time. It pays for the care in a different location for up to 14 days at a time. You may stay with other people or by yourself for a short period of time. It's generally paid for when your regular caregivers are unavailable, or when you want to grasp onto opportunities.

Medium Term Accommodation

As you wait for a long-term housing solution, medium-term accommodation (MTA) provides you with a place to live. MTA is usually funded for a period of up to 90 days.

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