Supported Living Accommodation
Maple Community Services is an experienced provider of Supported Independent Living NDIS services. We have a variety of accommodation and support services to meet you or your loved one’s distinct personal needs. Furthermore, we connect you with medical professionals and other service providers so you or your loved one can build capacity skills for increased independence.
Whether you or your loved one experiences a disability, we have the support services available to ensure you can live your life to the fullest. With Maple, a better, more inclusive future lies ahead!
What is NDIS Supported Independent Living Accommodation?
Supported Independent Living, or SIL, refers to the NDIS program that funds support services for people with disabilities. SIL allows you or your loved one to live as independently as possible while benefiting from support services such as access to housing as well as therapies, personal daily care, and transportation. The goals of SIL are to provide you or your loved one with daily living assistance as well as aid in building skills to live the life you wish to live.
The services are provided to individuals who qualify for Supported Independent Living either within their own home or a shared house. Maple Community Services has over 20 dwellings located within the greater Sydney Region as well as Rural NSW that serve individuals with all requirements and needs.
We offer accommodation services including Short Term and Medium Term Accommodation and Supported Independent Living. Additionally, we work with SDA providers right across Australia to ensure we can meet all your needs.
SDA is one of many support options available from Maple Community Services through partnerships and, if an NDIS participant is eligible, can be covered by a specialised category of funding for SDA.
Types of Supported Independent Living
Why Choose Maple for Supported Independent Living?
Our Clients prefer Maple primarily because we provide what they need to live life as they choose. We are a person-centred provider, putting your or your loved one’s wishes and decisions first whenever possible.
Our highly experienced team members can develop a plan with you to support all your needs under our core supports specialties and work with you to build personal skills to enable you to live as independently as possible whether you’re living in shared facilities or in your own home.
For our Supported Independent Living clients, we offer several types of accommodation and support services you or your loved one can receive there. If you or your loved one are considering moving to a group home or other type of Supported Independent Living in Sydney, we can help to make the change.
We help you navigate the funding for Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), making the process easier and more manageable. We even go one step further than most SIL providers, moving beyond basic housing options to coordinate or provide the independent living services that allows you or your loved one to live and thrive in a more independent setting.
Who Is Eligible for Supported Independent Living?
Supported Independent Living Application Process
The main goal of the application process for a Supported Independent Living program is to determine your needs for services. As such, you will need to be as involved as possible. After all, no one knows your needs better than you.
Many factors go into the evaluation of what is necessary and reasonable support in each specific case. The NDIS considers your or your loved one’s:
The NDIS relies on evidence and advice from Allied Health Professionals to determine if a participant is eligible for SIL or SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) funding. The areas that health professionals must address are the following:
You will require a written report by an Occupational Therapist which allows for up to 20 hours of funding within your NDIS Plan from the Improved Daily Living category. The report should address why there is no other access to suitable housing options or why your situation may have changed. An example of a situational change may be ageing parents who are no longer able to support the participant.
A psychology/GP report is also useful during the application process to indicate why the participant is a suitable candidate for SIL, and a Support Coordinator will need to submit a detailed housing solutions report with a summary of relevant information, as well as outlining a transition plan for the move.
Lastly, you or your loved one, family members, and any carers that help may be asked to discuss your or your loved one’s situation and disabilities. Thus, the evaluators get a broad view of you or your loved one’s needs, and abilities. Maple is happy to assist you throughout the application or reapplication process, to ensure the application is as complete and accurate as possible.
At the end of this process, the NDIS decides what types of services will benefit you or your loved one.
You can rely on Maple as experts in helping our clients gain SIL approval whenever it is appropriate. We are happy to help you with your or your loved one’s SIL referral. With our fast turnaround time on referrals, we can help you get started more quickly than most SIL providers.
How Do I Get Supported Independent Living Funding?
How to Apply for Supported Independent Living?
The NDIS aims to provide better access to high quality, personalised, and innovative supports and services to enhance the independence and social and economic participation of people with disabilities, as well as their carers when applicable.
The NDIS funds several critical services for people with Bipolar Disorder. These include personal care support, community access support, nutritional support, skills development, transport, household tasks, and behavioural support. In addition to this, Plan Management and Support Coordination Funding are almost always offered to NDIS clients when they receive their plan. The type and amount of funding available is determined in part by the level of severity of an individual’s disability.
By partnering with Maple Community Services, together, we can help you identify your priorities and outline a support plan that provides the specific services you need, enabling you to lead a fulfilling life.
How Do I Know Where Supported Independent Living Vacancies Are?
Finding the most suitable Supported Independent Living vacancies in Australia can be a difficult and frustrating process. However, at Maple, you can rely on our friendly accommodation team to assist you from start to finish.
We work with you to find the best match for you or your loved one, so that you or your loved one can live in a home where needs are met and you or your loved one can enjoy your version of a pleasing independent life. We consider personal preferences, such as strict nutritional diet requirements and the type of home desired to live in, as well as unique support needs.