Introduction: Supported Independent Living (SIL) is designed to provide tailored support to individuals with disabilities, enabling them to live independently in a supported environment. Within the SIL framework, participants may require varying levels of assistance based on their unique needs and circumstances. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the different levels of support available within SIL under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), outlining the characteristics, benefits, and eligibility criteria for each level.

  1. Lower Needs Support:
  1. Standard Needs Support:
  1. Higher Needs Support:

Conclusion: Supported Independent Living (SIL) offers individuals with disabilities a range of support options tailored to their specific needs and preferences. By understanding the different levels of support available within SIL, participants, families, and support networks can make informed decisions that best meet their requirements. Whether requiring lower, standard, or higher levels of support, individuals with disabilities can access the assistance they need to enhance their independence, quality of life, and participation in the community. Through collaborative planning and personalised support arrangements, SIL ensures that participants receive the appropriate level of assistance to achieve their goals and aspirations in line with the principles of the NDIS.

If you are interested in how to become a support coordinator check out our support coordination course.

Contact the Disability Support Project for NDIS support coordinator advice.

Contact National Supported Living Project for more information on SIL Providers.