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Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Bridges Alliance specialises in providing high quality, long-term accommodation and housing solutions to NDIS participants staffed by support workers with a passion for people with a disability and the skills to deliver effective and appropriate services to their clients.

We ensure our clients have a home they can call their own.

How do we accomplish this? By developing a diverse range of residential options tailored to suit individual, couple and family preferences, needs and circumstances.

In the past people with a disability and their families were offered limited choice regarding housing type, preferred geographical location, number of co-residents and choice of staff.

Bridges Alliance takes NDIS core principles seriously by creating accommodation and housing solutions that place client’s interests first and foremost from the get-go. We are committed to ensuring that “choice and control” is a lived reality for our clients, their families and carers.

Bridges Alliance utilises a wide range of accommodation and housing types to support NDIS participants, including houses, apartments, granny flats, studios and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

Geographical location is determined in consultation with our clients and their families.

We limit the number of co-residents to a maximum three clients in order to create a homely and caring environment, and provide supported, single accommodation options if appropriate to your circumstances.

We listen to each client’s voice and preferences in determining staff selection and rostering in their home.

Current Supported Independent Living Vacancies

                       Oran Park                                                                            Raby                                                                       Campbelltown

        Total household capacity: 3 clients                             Total household capacity: 3 clients                           Total household capacity: 3 clients

        Available capacity: 1 client                                             Available capacity: 1 client                                           Available capacity: 2 clients

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To learn more about our services and discover how we can take this journey together simply get in touch with us today by phone or email – and experience the Bridges Alliance difference.

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FAQs

Supported independent Living (SIL) is a type of NDIS funding that provides support to people with a disability to help them live as independently as possible. SIL funding is typically for people who need 24/7 support while living in a shared home.

Currently, there are no specific costs for Supported Independent Living as regulations change every year. The SIL exists to cover the cost of the support worker in the house. The paid personal support covers assistance with personal care tasks such as cooking meals, assistance with cleaning and laundry, showering and dressing, community activities to managing money and household budgeting. Funding exists to cover the cost of support workers within your residence. 

There is often a lot of confusion about how SIL funding works because it works a bit differently to other parts of the NDIS. SIL funding can be very complex and often the best way to work out what it means for you,is to speak to your support coordinator or contact the NDIS directly for further information. The amount of SIL funding you can receive depends on the level and type of support you needs to live as independently as possible

The cost of SIL for NIDS does not cover the following: 

  • Rent
  • Groceries
  • Personal care support when the person is hospitalised
  • If the person is in prison
  • Items covered in other sections of the NDIS (i.e, assistive technology or transportation)

SIL funding can be difficult to understand. Talk directly with your SIL provider to discuss funding further.

Supported Independent Living is typically for people who require 24/7 support while living in a shared home, or require high support needs. This means you need a significant amount of help to get you through your day to day tasks. If SIL is the most appropriate support for you, you can receive funding for this assistance as part of your NDIS plan and respite services

SIL providers provide short and long-term packages for accomodation. Our Bridges Alliance team can provide temporary respite accommodation while we work with you to source a long-term SIL living arrangement that meets your needs and supports.

Our SIL NDIS services are flexible, providing our clients with 24/7 care in modernised living arrangements tailored to our clients needs. At Bridges Alliance, our service focuses on building the necessary life skills needed for you to live independently, comfortably and connect with the local community. Our services include: 

  • Assistance with daily personal support.
  • Accomodation-related community access (throughout Sydney and NSW). 
  • Matching you with the best housing vacancies.
  • Tailor SIL that works with your NDIS plan.
  • We have a maximum of 3 clients per home for personalised service delivery.
  • We ensure all our homes are of the highest quality with new furnishings and personal touches throughout the home for each client.
  • We provide dedicated disability support workers placed in the home with the qualifications and experience relevant to the disabilities of the clients

Contact us to discuss your needs and how we can best support you.

Supported Independent Living is the most commonly used paid personal support in shared living arrangements, and one of many support options clients can receive. If you’re considering if SIL is right for you, your SIL Provider will assess the following factors: 

  1. Your goals for your potential living arrangement, and the level of support required for daily tasks to assist you in living as independently as possible.
  2. If alternative supports from NDIS are more viable options.
  3. If you require significant support needs that cover person-to-person supports, and what you already receive.
  4. If the NDIS decides that your requirements meet the necessary criteria for SIL funding.

During your planning meeting with Bridges Alliance’s dedicated team, we can discuss what support you need at home, and assess if our suggested support best fits your needs. This is your opportunity to discuss what supports you require and whether SIL is suitable for you. We discuss: 

  • Your individual circumstances and needs
  • Your age (we can fund SIL for people aged 18 and over. Refer to our VOOHC for short and long-term care services for children under the age of 18 )
  • Your goals and preferences
  • Your current independence, living skills and capacity-building needs
  • If you require modifications to your home or assistive technology that could increase your independence and safety
  • Assist with information, reports and assessments provided by you, health professionals and providers
  • If you require significant person-to-person supports due to your disability support needs
  • Other home and living options that might suit you

Our Bridges Alliance team ensures that your Supported Independent Living fits seamlessly into your NDIS plan and works best with your goals and preferences. We want nothing more for you than to live life comfortably from day to day. 

 

Bridges Alliance takes NDIS core principles seriously by creating accommodation and housing solutions that place client’s interests first and foremost right from the beginning of our journey together. We stand by “choice and control”, and ensure it remains a lived reality for our NDIS clients, their families and carers. Geographical location is also determined during the initial  consultation with our clients and their families, so we guarantee everyone onboard is satisfied with the outcome.

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Head Office: Suite 1B, 1-9 Iolanthe St Campbelltown, NSW, 2560, Australia

Phone Number: 1300 771 063

Email Address: infoandreferrals@bridgesalliance.com.au

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BRIDGES ALLIANCE

Registered NDIS Provider
Registered with NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)

ABN: 68 627 230 424

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