Introduction: Navigating the complexities of Supported Independent Living (SIL) under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) requires a nuanced understanding of the diverse levels of support available to participants. SIL encompasses a continuum of assistance tailored to individual needs, ranging from minimal supervision to intensive, round-the-clock care. In this comprehensive exploration, we will delve into the various tiers of support within SIL, shedding light on their characteristics, benefits, and eligibility criteria.

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

Conclusion: Supported Independent Living (SIL) encompasses a range of support options designed to meet the diverse needs of participants under the NDIS. By understanding the nuances of each support tier, individuals, families, and support networks can make informed decisions to enhance independence, quality of life, and community participation. SIL embodies the core principles of the NDIS by providing personalised assistance that empowers individuals to pursue their goals and aspirations. Through collaborative planning and tailored support arrangements, SIL ensures that participants receive the necessary assistance to thrive and flourish in their chosen environment.

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.