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Supported Independent Living

We empower people to explore opportunities to live the life they want to live.

Freelancer Working from Home

IDSS has a variety of home styles for you in areas across Queensland including: Bundaberg, Bargara, Childers, Fraser Coast, Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane. Our homes range from traditional family homes to purpose-built, high physical needs, and independent villas. We have older homes filled with character to new, modern custom builds.

The service provided is delivered personally to you by a highly skilled team to ensure that your needs are met. The NDIS describes Supported Independent Living (SIL) as help and/or supervision of daily tasks to help participants live as independently as possible while building their skills. It is the paid personal supports and is most commonly used in shared living arrangements. 

IDSS's Community and Home Living supports are so much more than the in-home supports and assistance with self-care that might be necessary for a person to live independently. 

Acknowledging that one of our basic human needs is to have a safe, secure place to live, at IDSS we focus on providing independent living support, also referred to as SIL, that best meets people's individual needs. 

We empower people to explore opportunities to live the life they want to live. This might be through improved health and wellbeing, a sense of belonging and connection to family and friends, and exploring opportunities for new social activities and interests in the community. We offer a range of SIL accommodation models. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What documentation do you need to transition to SIL?

IDSS ensures that access to our service is fair, equal, and transparent, but there are some criteria you'll need to meet in order to access our services. You must: 

  • Be aged 18 or over

  • Have a disability 

  • Have NDIS SIL eligibility 

  • Have SDA approval (where applicable) 

  • Agree to a compatibility assessment to ensure we can support you safely and determine if we can match you with proposed housemates

How do you access our SIL service?

IDSS ensures that access to our service is fair, equal, and transparent, but there are some criteria you'll need to meet in order to access our services. You must: 

  • Be aged 18 or over

  • Have a disability 

  • Have NDIS SIL eligibility 

  • Have SDA approval (where applicable) 

  • Agree to a compatibility assessment to ensure we can support you safely and determine if we can match you with proposed housemates

The team will support you with:

Support at home 

  • Maintaining your routine

  • Personal care

  • Tenancy support

  • Medication management

  • Independent living skills

  • Budgeting and money management

  • Choice with meals and support for preparation 

In the community

  • Managing and attending appointments 

  • Social experiences 

  • Shopping

  • NDIS Plan reviews

What we expect of you

  • Respect the privacy and dignity of other people 

  • Respect personal space and belongings of others 

  • Be open in your communication 

  • Let the staff know if you have an issue that you need support with 

  • Do not engage or ask others to engage in any illegal or unlawful activity or act on-premises

Once IDSS has assessed your eligibility and support needs we will arrange for a site visit for you and your family. 

We will then conduct a compatibility assessment to ensure we are the right provider to meet your needs. If the SIL home is a match for your needs, we will work with you to develop a roster of care to submit to the NDIS. Once the NDIS approves this and provides your funding, we will work with you to develop a transition plan to move into your new home. 

Service Agreement and Tenancy Agreement

Your IDSS Service Agreement and Tenancy Agreement will outline the requirements of having supports provided by IDSS as well as confirm payment and living arrangements. 

 

Payments

Your NDIS SIL plan will cover the fees for a support worker only and does include any activity fees or housekeeping.

 

What will you need to bring with you?

Personal furniture or equipment, clothing and other personal items.

 

Conflict of Interest

IDSS will always provide you with transparent factual advice about your support options. IDSS will discuss any potential conflicts of interest when it applies and operates within the NDIS guidelines for SIL and SDA.

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