Supported Independent Living (SIL)Discover real independence in a home that’s truly yours.
What is Supported Independent
Supported Independent Living (also called SIL) is an NDIS support under Home and Living that you can receive in a shared home with other like-minded people or in a home on your own.
SIL helps you to live as independently as possible while building your skills. It includes help or support with daily tasks, like personal care or cooking meals.
SIL is for people with disability who have higher support needs and need some level of help at home all the time.
SIL with Sunshine Coast Independent Living Service
Sunshine Coast Independent Living Service provides person centred Supported Independent Living (SIL) designed for you, by you.
We have a range of SIL homes available for people with disability in the greater Nambour area on the Sunshine Coast.
We’re not just another
“group home” provider.
You get to experience true
responsibility for your home and
live with like-minded people who
are carefully matched to suit you.
Your name is on the tenancy
agreement along with any other
We support you to have
responsibility for all tenancy
obligations, including furnishing
and decorating your home.
Support Is active,
chosen by you.
You are actively supported to be
involved in the daily running of
your home. We also encourage
you to play a valued role in your
community by participating in
activities you choose.
Our SIL supports are flexible,
allowing you to invite visitors, see
your friends and family, and spend
time away from the household as
We strengthen your
support circle, not
We become part of the trusted
circle of people who support you.
Our role also involves helping those
in your life better understand the
services that are tailored to your
unique needs and goals.
Our SIL teams have excellent
communication through a secure
platform. This helps us ensure we
can provide the highest continuity
of care and keep your support
circle informed of any updates.
Frequently asked questions about SIL
How can I apply for a Supported Independent Living (SIL) home with SCILS?
What support will be provided to me in my SIL home?
At Sunshine Coast Independent Living Service, each of our SIL homes is uniquely supported to cater to the individual needs of the house members using a strengths-based and person centred approach.
We provide active support with medication management, personal care, household chores, meal planning, and preparation, all based on your specific needs. Our experienced support workers can also help you to learn a new hobby, have fun with other house members, or relax in your own space.
Our SIL team also offer overnight support on a sleepover shift based on your needs. Overnight support ensures that there will be someone on hand when you need it at any time of the day or night.
Will I be included in household decisions?
Yes, we will include you in as many household decisions as possible.
In our view, this is your home, and we are a visitor there to support you live as independently as possible.
We welcome the involvement of anyone in your support circle you choose to help you make household decisions.
What types of SIL homes are available?
Our SIL homes range in size from single-person to a maximum of three house members within the household.
We offer modern, comfortable homes in safe and friendly neighbourhoods in the Nambour area on the Sunshine Coast.
Does SCILS provide Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?
We do not currently provide SDA housing at this stage. However, our SIL supports are catered specifically to people with Intellectual Disability, and Autistic people.
Who will I be living with?
You will be carefully matched with other people with disability who share similarities in personality, interests, and lifestyle choices.
We aim to create household environments where house members can build positive relationships and hopefully lifelong friendships.
If you live in a shared SIL home you will be living with a maximum of two other house members.
Who works in SCILS SIL homes?
Your SIL supports will be provided by trained and experienced support workers who have been carefully matched to be the best fit for your team.
Our support workers are passionate about helping you to live as independently as possible while building your skills.
What can I bring to my SIL home?
You are welcome to bring what you need to make your house a home, including your bedroom furniture, décor, and personal belongings. Depending on the configuration of the home, you may be able to bring furniture and other items for the living areas.
Pets or support animals must comply with a standard rental agreement.
Can my friends and family visit me?
Yes absolutely! Your friends and family are always welcome to visit you at your SIL home. We ask to be notified of visitors ahead of time, so that any necessary adjustments can be made to support during that time.
Where is SIL funded in my NDIS plan?
The NDIS funds Supported Independent Living (SIL) under your Core Supports budget – Assistance with Daily Life in your NDIS plan. SIL funding can’t be used for rent or other day-to-day expenses like food, transport, entertainment, or activities.
SIL Homes Available on The Sunshine Coast
We have SIL homes available now in the Nambour area on the Sunshine Coast. Contact our dedicated SIL team today to discuss your options.
You can expect to hear from us within 1 business day.