Importance of Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Understanding Supported Independent Living (SIL) is important for those seeking autonomy within disability support. At New Growth Care Group, we’re here to explain SIL simply, ensuring clarity for all. In this guide, we’ll explore what SIL is, why it matters, and how it can help individuals lead fulfilling lives.

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a form of housing support, often supported by the NDIS. SIL enables individuals with disabilities to live independently with the necessary support. It’s about providing tailored assistance to meet unique needs and goals. Key aspects include:

  1. Living Independently with Support: SIL allows individuals to live in their own homes or shared accommodation while receiving the support they need.
  2. Personalised Plans: Participants work with support coordinators to create plans that cover daily living, skill-building, and community engagement.
  3. Flexibility and Choice: SIL gives individuals choices about where they live and the support they receive, promoting independence.
  4. Skill Development: SIL focuses on building skills like cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and social interaction to enhance independence.
  5. Community Inclusion: SIL encourages participation in community activities, fostering a sense of belonging.

New Growth Care Group's Approach to SIL

At New Growth Care Group, we understand the importance of SIL in promoting independence and well-being. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised support, empowering individuals to live fulfilling lives. With our focus on choice and flexibility, we ensure that every participant’s needs are met.

Making the Most of SIL

To get the most out of Supported Independent Living with New Growth Care Group:

  1. Set Goals: Work with your support coordinator to set achievable goals for independent living.
  2. Communicate: Keep communication open with your support team, sharing your needs and concerns.
  3. Advocate: Speak up for your rights and preferences, ensuring your voice is heard.
  4. Engage: Get involved in community activities and access resources to feel connected.

Getting Started with Supported Independent Living

Supported Independent Living offers individuals the opportunity to live independently with support. With New Growth Care Group, you can embark on this journey with confidence, knowing you have the support you need. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you on your SIL journey.