Private Rental and Supported Independent Living (SIL)
People who live in a combination of private rental and Supported Independent Living will have established a tenancy with a landlord and may or may not share a property with other people. You will have submitted a request for Home and Living Supports Form to the NDIS to ask for SIL Supports to be included in your plan, as well as any relevant therapist reporting.
Funding will have been included for SIL and, any other supports you require during the week when you are not at home. You will have worked closely with your Support Coordinator or LAC in identifying a SIL provider of choice and have an extended lease set up with your landlord.
What this looks like: There will be a trusted provider of SIL on board to provide you (and potentially other NDIS participants) with supports for all activities of daily living while you are at home. This includes support with meals, medication, learning new skills (capacity building) and personal care if required. You will feel secure in knowing that you are able to stay within the property for a significant amount of time, because you will have arranged for a 5- or 10-year lease with your landlord. Your SIL provider will support you with everything at home, and you will use the other supports in your NDIS plan, or use family/natural supports when you go out into the community.
Your SIL provider will take payments from your NDIS plan each month for the supports that are provided to you. You will have an agreement with your SIL provider about the supports that they provide to you, and they will have signed this to show that the understand your needs. You will have either an inactive overnight sleepover, or you will have active overnight support if you require regular support throughout the night.