All You Need to Know About NDIS Supported Independent Living

The NDIS is a scheme that provides funding for independent living with a disability. The NDIS is designed to provide people with the opportunity to live as independently as possible and make their own choices about how they want to live their lives.

The NDIS provides funding for a range of supports, including:

  • 01. Home modifications
  • 02. Equipment
  • 03. Community participation
  • 04. Personal care
  • 05. Travel costs
  • 06. Assistive technology
  • 07. Support coordination services

What is NDIS supported independent living?

Supported independent living refers to receiving assistance or guidance with everyday duties in order to enable you to live as independently as possible while developing your abilities.

Supported Independent Living also referred to as SIL, can help you reach your aim of living increasingly autonomously if you are an NDIS participant.

Think of SIL as a bundle of hired services that includes help with regular domestic or personal duties including housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing, and groceries.

SIL is particularly fit for individuals over 18 years of age with a high level of support requirement that demands support during the day, as described by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

If individual living options aren’t feasible in your particular case, it’s important to note that SIL is frequently granted in a shared living situation. Every individual residing in the housing receives help tailored to their specific requirements. The majority of NDIS participants who get SIL assistance share a home with someone who also receives SIL.

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What kind of assistance does SIL deliver?

Based on your requirements as well as the number of residents in the assisted living environment, there are three degrees of supported lodging suited to different independent living options.

These can be described as lower, standard, and higher needs. Only the higher needs category provides continuous support with everyday tasks, administration of complicated healthcare issues such as breathing, and 24/7 active care with overnight support.

The following is an overview of SIL assistance:

  • 01. Organising house chores
  • 02. Housekeeping and laundry assistance
  • 03. Meal prep assistance
  • 04. Bathing, changing clothes, and other personal care
  • 05. Assist with getting on public transportation to see loved ones
  • 06. Grocery shopping assistance
  • 07. Help with everyday skill development
  • 08. Home budgeting assistance
  • 09. Organising and travelling to social events
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What is not covered by SIL?

As a general rule, daily living expenditures, goods covered under other NDIS budgets (such as transportation), and non-disability-related supplies are not covered by SIL funding.

For instance, SIL funds will not be used to pay for your:

  • Rent, or mortgage payments
  • Utility bills
  • Food, snacks, and general groceries
  • Home cleaning materials
  • Repairing or renovating your home
  • Technology that helps people with disabilities
  • Personal care items such as cosmetics

Independent living NDIS providers in Sydney

Some registered disability services and NDIS service providers in Sydney partner with several housing providers for the living arrangement if the recipient chooses to live in shared living.

You can always use the Provider Finder Tool available on the NDIS official website to search for a registered provider and learn about service agreements as well as bookings.

There is an abundance of independent living NDIS services in Sydney and after doing your own research, you can choose an experienced, knowledgeable, and individualized care-oriented provider.

One such example is Ada Care which employs top professionals who can assist you in assessing your goals, needs, and NDIS services that suit you best while offering the best value.

Just remember that it might take a while until your SIL support is approved as part of your NDIS plan, and patience is key. This is because several layers of stepping stones and assessments must be handled by various professionals.

As a result, support services assist you in achieving your NDIS goals and objectives to enhance the quality of your life. Depending on your background and/or preference, you can choose a SIL provider with a culturally diverse team, if it’s something that will make you feel better understood.

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On-call NDIS support workers in Sydney

NDIS support workers are employed by the NDIS to provide on-call services to people living with disabilities. These workers are usually employed on a casual basis, which means that they may only work for a few hours per week or month. They are usually on call voluntarily (by choice) to respond to requests from NDIS participants when they need assistance in their homes or communities.

The main responsibility of an NDIS support worker is to provide assistance and care for NDIS participants in their homes or communities if needed, such as personal care, transport, meal preparation, laundry, etc.

Trained, experienced, respectful, nurturing, caring, and professional are only a few of the attributes of NDIS support workers at ADACare. No need to say that all our support workers have gone through a throughout background check and have personalities that enjoy assisting others. At ADACare we are known for our flexible, positive, and patient approach. Feel free to call us on 02 9232 7055