Exploring Supported Independent Living Opportunities with the NDIS

Supported Independent Living Opportunities
Written by dilligant


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a vital part of the Australian government’s commitment to providing support to people with disabilities. The NDIS provides a range of supports to enable people with disabilities to live an independent life, including Supported Independent Living (SIL).

Supported Independent Living NDIS is a type of support that helps people with disabilities to live in and maintain their own homes, such as a house or apartment. This article will explore what is Supported Independent, the Benefits of Support Independent Living, and How to access Support Independent Living.

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported independent living (SIL) is a type of support offered by the NDIS that helps people with disabilities to live in and manage their own homes. SIL provides funding for a range of services, including help with daily living tasks, personal care, transport, shopping, and social activities. SIL can also provide access to services such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, and psychological services. SIL is designed to help people with disabilities achieve a greater degree of independence and autonomy in their lives.

The Benefits of Supported Independent Living

SIL provides a range of benefits to people with a disability, including:

• Increased independence and autonomy: SIL allows people with disabilities to live independently and have greater control over their own lives. It can enable people to participate in the community and access services, such as education, employment, recreation and social activities.

• Improved quality of life: SIL can improve people’s quality of life by providing them with access to the support they need, as well as opportunities to participate in their community.

• Improved mental health and wellbeing: SIL can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and can improve mental health and wellbeing.

• Improved physical health: SIL can help to reduce the risks associated with living alone, such as not being able to access medical care or having access to nutritious food.

How to Access Supported Independent Living?

In order to access SIL, people with disabilities must first register for the NDIS and be assessed for their level of need. The NDIS will then provide a range of supports and services, including SIL, that are individually tailored to meet the needs of the participant.

The NDIS also offers a range of other supports and services, such as respite care, equipment, home modifications, and therapy services. These supports and services can help people with disabilities to live more independently, and access services and activities in their local community.


Supported independent living is an important type of support provided by the NDIS to help people with disabilities to live independent life. SIL provides a range of benefits, including increased autonomy and independence, improved quality of life, and improved access to health and social services. However, there are also a number of challenges and limitations associated with accessing SIL, such as cost, accessibility, and transport. Despite these challenges and limitations, SIL can be an important support for people with disabilities to achieve a greater degree of independence and autonomy.

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