Supported Independent Living (SIL) : Understanding Funding Options
  • April 05, 2023
  • By H2 Care

Supported Independent Living (SIL): Understanding Funding Options

Finding suitable accommodation services for individuals with disabilities can pose challenges, but it's crucial to secure a place that offers the appropriate level of support and independence. Supported Independent Living (SIL) is an accommodation service designed to empower individuals with disabilities to live independently.

What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

SIL is an accommodation service providing round-the-clock support in a home environment for individuals with disabilities. SIL providers assist with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, personal care, and facilitate access to community activities, employment, and education.

Benefits of SIL:

  • Independence: SIL enables independent living while ensuring access to necessary support.
  • Personalisation: Tailored services meet the unique needs of each individual.
  • Community Involvement: SIL providers aid residents in engaging in community activities.
  • Safety: SIL offers a secure and safe environment for residents.

Additionally, there are other accommodation services like Short-term Accommodation (STA) and Medium-Term Accommodation (MTA) tailored to specific needs and transitions of individuals with disabilities.

Short-term Accommodation (STA) serves as a service providing individuals with disabilities a safe and supportive environment while they await finalization of their long-term accommodation arrangements. Often utilized as a transitional space between hospital or rehabilitation stays and permanent housing.

Medium-Term Accommodation (MTA) continues to offer temporary lodging for individuals with disabilities. MTA caters to those requiring longer-term stays than STA but not requiring the comprehensive support of SIL. It serves well during transitional phases, such as transitioning from school to work or from home to independent living.

These accommodation options, including SIL, STA, and MTA, offer diverse levels of support to cater to varying needs. Funding options are available to assist in covering the costs associated with these services.

For inquiries about SIL vacancies or more information about our services, please contact us. We're committed to supporting individuals and their families in finding suitable accommodations.