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Supported Independent Living – Your Home, Your Life, Your Choice

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Supported Independent Living with ConnectAbility Australia – It’s about your life and all that matters to you!

ConnectAbility Australia offers a supported independent living solution that is so much more than accommodation, it’s about life and all that matters to you.

At ConnectAbility Australia our model ensures that people have choice and freedom in their lives whilst having the individualized assistance they need close at hand. Our supported independent living (SIL) accommodation models are tailored for the differing support needs of the residents.

The supports are designed and led by you and other important people in your life to make sure you get what you want out of life.

Moving into a new home is exciting, but sometimes a daunting experience, both for the individual and those who are part of the person’s life, that’s why it’s important to choose a provider you can trust.

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Supported Independent Living (SIL)

You may know Supported Independent Living (SIL) under titles such as – Disability Accommodation or Group Homes. These were the terms used prior to the introduction of the NDIS. They all refer to accommodation where you are supported to live independently with staff either dropping in, are onsite for emergencies or where are located in the home 24/7

Our homes are in the communities where we live and work, and are tailored to your individual needs. Supported Independent Living (SIL) is an NDIS funded model of shared accommodation. It can mean living with one or more people that have similar personalities and needs and are supported by ConnectAbility staff across aspects of daily living.

There are a variety of models that are funded by the NDIS and ConnectAbility work with individuals, families and Coordinators of Support to help you to live in a home that is best suited to your needs. You may be looking at sharing with others or being on your own. You could be looking at apartments, villas or houses either in the centre of town or something more rural.

We can provide concierge models where in an apartment setting there is someone onsite to cover emergencies when your regular support provider is not rostered. ConnectAbility has a range of homes you may like to look at or can help source something specific to meet your needs. We have opportunities across the Hunter, Central Coast and down to northern Sydney. Our aim is to give you choice and control over how you live your life. Call us to start a conversation today.

Support is usually available 24/7 and can include:

What levels of support does SIL provide?

Everyone is different and has unique needs. The NDIS has outlined three levels of support that SIL is funded under:

ConnectAbility will discuss with you the type of home and location you are looking to live within. We will take the worry out of the process and assist in sourcing the right home for you.

Since 1992 ConnectAbility have been supporting people with a disability to achieve their goals and be connected with their local community in the Newcastle/Hunter area. Our approach is to work closely with each person to ensure the first move is the right move and tailored to their needs, wants and future aspirations.

Our staff will assist you to explore new experiences in so many areas of your life, including meeting new people, entertainment, events, community, further education, holidays, short trips, career opportunities, building relationships, volunteering, hobbies, interests and more.

At ConnectAbility Australia we take the time to match staff with your personal requirements, working closely with you and your family and others important to you.

ConnectAbility Australia employs experienced and trained staff who are required to complete mandatory training. Our staff are experienced in assisting customers with their individual needs and can assist with:

  • Developing individual program plans that outline goals, aspirations and desires for independent living
  • Developing and maintaining friendships and community connections
  • Accessing social and recreational activities
  • Managing and attending appointments
  • Written communication and completing forms
  • Hands-on help to maintain a household and independence
  • Accommodation and tenancy obligations

Call us on 02 4962 1000 to learn more

Email (or call on 02 4962 1000) if you are looking at moving into Supported Independent Living at ConnectAbility Australia if you are in receipt of:

  • NDIS individual package (core supports)
  • NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL)
  • Government funding (prior to NDIS)
  • Private Insurance
  • Government insurance scheme (example TAC, NIIS)
  • Fee for service private agreement

Would you love to find out more about increasing your independence or to ask questions if you are unsure about what to do next?
ConnectAbility Australia can assist you to determine your eligibility and help with planning preparations.

Call our friendly reception staff today and make a positive change for your future.

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Waratah Residence

Quietly nestled in Waratah, this modern property features 2 bedrooms, a single bathroom and small modern kitchenette. With a fully fenced yard and an outdoor

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