Supported Independent Living (SIL) is an important support category under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), aimed at providing assistance for individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible. SIL focuses on personalised care plans that address an individual’s specific needs, goals, and preferences. Unlike institutional care, SIL offers a more flexible and person-centred approach, promoting choice and control of the participants. Participants have the freedom to choose where and with whom they live, as well as shape their support plan and choose their preferred service providers. This flexibility allows individuals to create a living arrangement that suits their preferences, fostering a sense of control and ownership over their lives.
One of the primary strengths of SIL support is its ability to tailor care to the unique needs of each participant. Rather than adhering to a generic support model, SIL providers collaborate with individuals and their support networks to create a plan that aligns with their goals and aspirations. This customisation empowers participants to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. SIL providers work closely with participants, their families, and other support networks to ensure a holistic and comprehensive care approach. This collaboration helps in identifying specific needs, refining goals, and addressing any challenges that may arise. Tailoring care in disability support is crucial because it recognises the diverse and individualised nature of the challenges individuals with disabilities may face. Disabilities are highly varied, and their impact on daily life can differ significantly from person to person. This makes SIL support a valuable and indispensable component within the broader landscape of disability care because of its highly personalised approach.
Aastha Community Services believes that everyone deserves a life of dignity, autonomy, and fulfilment, and our SIL services are designed to make that a reality. Join us in creating a supportive and nurturing environment that empowers individuals with disabilities to live life on their own terms. Contact us today to know more.