Supported Independent Living

Discover independence with a helping hand

Life can be overwhelming. Between figuring out your finances, cooking meals, keeping up with your chores, and maintaining an active social life, it can all be a little too much, especially for someone with specific needs. Through the NDIS Supported Independent Living program (SIL), you can find the balance between enjoying your freedom and having access to helpful support.

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Young woman with Down syndrome sitting at a desk in a well-organized room, illustrating her productive and independent lifestyle with NDIS Supported Independent Living Program.

Finally, get things done without limits

When you’re dealing with limitations, it’s easy to feel like you can’t accomplish anything. Simple tasks and even chores can take up most of your day.

That said, you don’t need to do everything on your own. Find dedicated support that assists you in accomplishing everything that you need to get done. Simplify your day, and have the time to focus on what matters to you.

Young man with Down syndrome enjoying music with headphones outside an apartment building, showcasing his confidence and joy through NDIS Supported Independent Living.

Don’t spend your NDIS budget all at once

In this economy, even necessities can cost an arm and a leg. Managing finances is hard, especially when disability-related costs come into play.

Access to care shouldn’t come with a hefty price tag. With transparent pricing and subsidised plans through the NDIS Supported Independent Living Program, you can feel confident that costs won’t hold you back from getting the help you need to live the life you want. 

Read all about our participants’ NDIS experience with elvesCARE

B. Robinson
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“We have 2 fabulous support staff from Elves Care and we are very happy with the caring professional support Lisa receives. Communication with management is always encouraged.”
T. Rose
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“Raj is a great worker, friend, and companion. She goes above and beyond to do anything to help. She is the sweetest and kindest person you know.”
C. Wynd
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“I have been very happy with elvesCARE, the standard and level of support from both support workers and admin are good.”
F. Ahmed
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“I have an excellent experience with elvesCARE providing care for my high-needs son. All the support workers are respectful, skilled to his needs, and very compassionate."
M. Stuart
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“Awesome NDIS provider. Very professional, honest, friendly, and compassionate support workers. They always go above and beyond the needs. Office keeps in touch and gets feedback and makes sure my needs are always met."

What’s covered by the NDIS Supported Independent Living program?

SIL helps you get the support you need while keeping your independence. From home support, to help with transportation and appointments, here is how it works:

In-home support

Get in-house support, including convenient assistance for tasks, as well as round-the-clock support with sleepover arrangements. This gives you the help you need whenever it's required.

Skill building

Includes learning essential tasks like housekeeping (including shopping, cooking, and cleaning), personal care (such as showering, dressing, and personal hygiene), social skills development (including meeting new people and engaging in activities with friends), and budgeting (covering expenses like food, transportation, and holidays).

Help outside of the home

Includes help with transportation so you can get to and from appointments and activities. This also includes help with booking appointments, and managing them, so that you’re on time, every time.

Young woman with Down syndrome using a blender in the kitchen, demonstrating her skills and independence through NDIS support for independent living.

Support that sees you, not your disability

Imagine finding a support system that recognises your strengths, celebrates your achievements, and respects your independence. A team that knows while you may need help with personal tasks, you’re fully capable of making informed decisions for your life. 

You are more than what you can and cannot do. Never feel like a burden ever again. Find support that leaves you understood, valued, and empowered.

Live life YOUR way.

Take control of your life with NDIS support that is made for you. Reach out today to discover personalised assistance that's just a call away.

Make getting support simple and straightforward

Getting the help you need should be simple. Learn all about how to make this happen. Explore NDIS programs tailored to you, hassle-free.

With elvesCARE, here’s what you can expect:

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Everything you need to know about supported independent living

What is Supported Independent Living (SIL), and how does it differ from other NDIS programs?

The program is a type of NDIS support that helps individuals with higher support needs live as independently as possible. Unlike other supports that may focus on specific tasks or activities, SIL provides ongoing assistance with daily tasks and living arrangements. It typically involves support with personal care, household chores, and supervision, among other things.

Supported Independent Living is suitable for NDIS participants who require higher levels of support to live independently. If you find that your current living arrangements don’t meet your support needs or if you’re struggling with daily tasks such as cooking meals or personal care, SIL may be the right option for you. It’s essential to discuss your needs with your support coordinator or NDIS planner to determine the best living arrangement for your situation.

There are various living options to choose from. This includes shared accommodation with other NDIS participants, living arrangements with a dedicated support worker, or access to specialist disability accommodation (SDA) for those with specific housing requirements. Your NDIS planner can help you explore these options and find the best fit for your support needs.

Supported Independent Living provides the assistance and support necessary for individuals with disability to live as independently as possible. By having access to support with daily tasks, living arrangements, and personal care, you can gain greater autonomy and control over your life. This support can help you build confidence in your abilities and pursue your goals with greater ease.

Yes, you have the option to choose your support workers based on your preferences and needs. This allows you to build a rapport with your support team and ensure that you receive the care and assistance that aligns with your lifestyle and goals. Your support coordinator can assist you in finding suitable support workers and arranging their involvement in your care.

Accessing Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under SIL requires an assessment of your eligibility and housing needs. You will need to discuss your requirements with your support coordinator or NDIS planner, who can guide you through the application process. SDA is designed for individuals with specific housing requirements due to their disability, such as modified living spaces or accessible amenities.

SIL covers a range of support needs tailored to individual requirements. These may include assistance with personal care tasks such as showering, dressing, and grooming, as well as support with household chores like cooking meals, cleaning, and laundry. Additionally, it can provide supervision and support for activities outside the home, ensuring your safety and well-being in various environments.

You can find a Support Coordinator through registered NDIS service providers or by asking for recommendations from your NDIS planner. A Support Coordinator plays a crucial role in helping you navigate the NDIS system, including accessing Supported Independent Living programs. They can assist you in coordinating your services, advocating for your needs, and connecting you with suitable support providers in your area.

Transitioning to Supported Independent Living involves careful planning and coordination to ensure a smooth and successful transition. Start by discussing your goals and support needs with your support coordinator or NDIS planner. They can assist you in exploring available living options, arranging suitable support workers, and developing a transition plan that addresses any concerns or challenges you may have. Remember, it’s essential to take your time and make informed decisions that align with your needs and preferences.

By providing tailored support with daily tasks, living arrangements, and personal care, SIL enables you to focus on pursuing your goals and engaging in meaningful activities. Whether it’s attending social events, pursuing education or employment opportunities, or exploring new hobbies, SIL can support you in achieving your aspirations and leading a fulfilling life.