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Support Independent Living (SIL)

Supported independent living is the name of the NDIS funding that provides supports to people with disabilities to help them live as independently as possible.

SIL funding is typically for people who need 24/7 support while living in a shared home. It exists to cover the cost of the support staff in the house. SIL providers will manage the supports themselves. Essentially this means that a SIL provider will supply the workers to support people in the house with daily living tasks.  VIA Care provides SIL houses across Victoria with a focus on developing your skills so you can live as independently as possible.

VIA Care have longstanding experience delivering SIL to participants from a wide range of back grounds and with a wide range of needs.

When providing SIL we are keen to hear feedback from the person we support and their support team and family. We hold regular check-in meetings and look for opportunities to continuously improve our care. This can include extra training and mentoring for our care staff, identifying ways to better support community engagement and bringing in specialist practitioners who can work on individual goals with the person we are supporting.

We develop teams based on the needs of the people we support and have experience in:

•  Matching support workers by age and interests to ensure the participant has common interests and can continue engaging with activities they love with carers who understand them.

• Rapidly assembling teams to support urgent changes of living arrangements, helping people when they discharge from hospital and as they move between SDA dwellings.

• Providing blended teams with nurses and psycho-social practitioners embedded with disability carers to ensure we comprehensively respond to physical and psycho-social disability as well as co-morbid health needs.

•    Providing workforce training to meet the changing needs of a participant and ensuring we are continuously improving the quality of care being received.

• Recruiting staff to meet the language and communication needs of the person we support.

• Providing ongoing recruitment to make sure the team best meets the preferences of the person receiving our support.

• Undertaking the staged reduction of support as participants develop greater independence and their support needs reduce over time.

 Undertaking the staged reduction of support as participants develop greater independence and their support needs reduce over time.

We are accustomed to supporting plan reviews and can provide assistance to support coordinators and guardians through review processes.

Get In Touch

If you require personal assistant services for your disabilities, the special needs personal assistants at VIA Care are available to provide personal aid for disabled people. Feel free to contact us by calling 03 9118 8225 for further information on how we can help.

How Can You Contact Us?

Our specialist team is ready to meet you in person and discuss your needs to provide you with the best support to achieve your goals. Contact us today to arrange an appointment