Exploring the Benefits of Supported Independent Living (SIL) in the Hunter Region

Exploring the Benefits of Supported Independent Living (SIL) in the Hunter Region

In the Hunter Region, Lake Macquarie and surrounding areas are leading the way in helping individuals live independent lives. With access to tailored support services, personalised care plans, and a network of community resources, individuals in the Hunter Region can pursue their goals, participate in social activities, and contribute to their communities with confidence and independence. As a leading provider of Supported Independent Living (SIL) in Newcastle, Solid Holistic Care is dedicated to supporting quality of life for individuals with disabilities. In this comprehensive exploration, we’ll delve into the many benefits of SIL and highlight the several services offered by Solid Holistic Care.

Understanding Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a unique model of disability accommodation that enables individuals to live independently while receiving tailored support services based on their specific needs. Unlike traditional group homes or residential care facilities, SIL emphasises individual choice, and community integration. Under the SIL model, individuals have the freedom to live in their own home or shared accommodation with support staff available to assist with daily tasks, skill development, and community access.

The Benefits of Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Promoting Independence

SIL empowers individuals with disabilities to take control of their lives and make decisions about their living arrangements, daily activities, and future goals. By fostering independence and self-reliance, SIL enhances overall quality of life and personal fulfilment.

Personalised Support

One of the key advantages of SIL is its flexibility in providing support services that are personalised to meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual. Whether it’s assistance with personal care, household tasks, or accessing community resources, SIL services are tailored to promote autonomy and well-being.

Community Access & Social Benefits

SIL encourages community integration and social participation, enabling individuals to connect with peers, neighbours, and local facilities. By encouraging engagement in social, recreational, and vocational activities, SIL promotes a sense of belonging and fosters meaningful relationships within the community.

Skills Development

Through Supported Independent Living (SIL), individuals have the opportunity to develop essential life skills, such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and time management, under the guidance of disability support staff. By acquiring these skills, individuals gain greater confidence and independence in managing their daily lives.

Solid Holistic Care Making a Difference in the Hunter Region

Solid Holistic Care stands at the forefront of SIL services in the Hunter Region, offering a comprehensive range of support options designed to empower individuals with disabilities to live fulfilling and independent lives. With a commitment to person-centred care and community inclusion, Solid Holistic Care goes above and beyond to ensure that each individual receives the support they need to thrive. Solid Holistic Care works closely with individuals and their families to develop personalised support plans to promote independence and well-being.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) offers a pathway to independence, empowerment, and community inclusion for individuals with disabilities in the Hunter Region. If you’re looking for support you can trust, contact Solid Holistic Care today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported Independent Living or Individual Living Options, which one is right for you?

Supported Independent Living or Individual Living Options, which one is right for you?

There are a few key differences between Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Individual Living Options (ILO). The common theme between both, is to provide the best care to each person. Ensuring that the needs of each individual are met, and they are given the opportunity to thrive. Let’s take a look at what each service offers and the benefits of both.

What is your current living situation?

When choosing between Supported Independent Living or Individualised Living Options it’s important to consider your current living situation and what will be most suitable moving forward. SIL often means moving from your current living arrangement and into a share home, sometimes changing suburbs. If your current living situation is working for you and you just need additional support in your home, ILO is a great option.

Accommodation that suits your goals

Your short-term and long-term goals will determine whether a SIL or ILO service is suitable to your needs. For those working towards a more independent lifestyle either option could be suitable. Whilst living in SIL you have the support of workers and fellow residents. This support is shared and around the clock. For individuals with higher needs and restricted abilities the additional care may be essential. Each NDIS participant will have unique goals and needs based on their abilities. ILO may be more suitable for individuals who are comfortable with intermittent additional support rather than round the clock care.

What are your funding options?

Funding options will determine which living option each participant will go with. When it comes to different supported living services there are a few funding options available. The NDIS package is a government scheme designed to financially support individuals with disability. To gain access to NDIS funding you do need to reach certain criteria for eligibility. If you have private funding, you can also access SIL and ILO services. Private funding will mean more out of pocket expense to access services. iCare is also an option for funding supported living. iCare is related to workplace insurance for people who have incurred a severe injury while at work.

Ultimately when choosing the right service for yourself or being a part of a loved one’s decision, many things should be taken into consideration. Everyone within the community has different needs. For individuals with a disability or mental illness their physical, social, emotional and financial well-being will be influenced but the choice between SIL and ILO. It’s a great idea to research with family members and current supports to be able to determine which option is best.

Solid Holistic Care are NDIS providers and offer both Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Individualised Living Options (ILO). If you are considering either of these services for you or a loved one get in touch with us today and we can discuss your options. Solid Holistic Care are committed to providing quality outcomes for all of our participants.

Shared Disability Accommodation Vacancies

Shared Disability Accommodation Vacancies

We currently have availabilities in our Charlestown, Mayfield and Morriset shared accommodation facilities.

 

Charlestown

We currently have a vacancy in a Supported Independent Living environment at Charlestown for 2 person share. The vacancy would suit a male aged 20-50 with intellectual and/or psychosocial disability.
 
A stone’s throw to Charlestown square and centrally located to shops, medical facilities, chemists, public transport, and social activities opportunities, The property is staffed 24/7 currently with a sleepover night shift.
 
Property Details
• Fully secure with lift access via swipe card
• Supported 24 x 7
• Staff skilled and experienced supporting people with a wide range of disabilities.

 

Mayfield

We currently have a vacancy in a Supported Independent Living environment at Mayfield for 2 person share. The vacancy would suit a female aged 20-50 with intellectual and/or psychosocial disability.
 
Centrally located to shops, medical facilities, chemists, public transport and opportunities for social activities, The property is staffed 24/7 currently with a sleepover night shift.
 

 

Property Details
• Centrally located beautiful property
• Supported 24 x 7
• Staff skilled and experienced supporting people with a wide range of disabilities.
 

 

Morisset

We currently have a vacancy in a Supported Independent Living environment at Morisset for 2 person share. The vacancy would suit a male aged 20-50 with intellectual and/or psychosocial disability.
 
Centrally located to shops, medical facilities, chemists, public transport and opportunities for social activities, The property is staffed 24/7 currently with a sleepover night shift.
 

 

Property Details
• Modern and spacious 4 bedrooms home
• Supported 24 x 7
• Staff skilled and experienced supporting people with a wide range of disabilities.
 
For more information, please contact our team on (02) 4044 1982.