Supported Independent Living – Your Home, Your Life, Your Choice
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Interested in a career in disabilities as a Support Worker?
Want to LIVE an Independent Life?
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 individualised 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.
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
• 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.
View our current vacancies
ConnectAbility has been assisting a person residing in a privately owned residence in the Lake Macquarie suburb of Speers Point. There are currently two vacancies for this property. The current resident moved into the property in May 2018 and has been residing by herself since taking residence. The property is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days per week and has a sleepover model. One vacancy is set for occupation immediately. ABOUT THIS RESIDENCE A three share stand-alone house split over two levels. The residence has been recently fully renovated by the owner including kitchen, bathroom and flooring throughout the
About this house A five bedroom stand-alone older style house with dining and lounge area and office space. The house has a fenced backyard however residents can access the front yard. Located on a flat block on the water’s edge of Lake Macquarie, there is no public transport The house has floorboards throughout, air-conditioning. The vacant room has a built in wardrobe. Wheelchair-accessible house and van It is staffed 24/7 Current resident overview Currently two female and two male residents. Age range of current residents 55 – 75years. All residents have verbal communication skills. Two clients use wheelchairs for mobility.
About this house A five bedroom house set on a large block in a rural setting The house is co located with another group home There is no public transport The house is large open plan Current resident overview Four male residents, ages range from mid 30s to 40s Residents are very social and enjoy going out for social events. The residents enjoy outdoor activities and have room to move
About this house A five bedroom stand-alone, older style house with an open plan dining and lounge area, office space and carport The house has a fenced backyard however it is not secure. The house is situated on a busy road. Located on a flat block the backyard is long and narrow The house has floorboards throughout, a dining area, lounge room and small sitting room, outdoor entertaining area and air-conditioning. The vacant rooms are compact with built in wardrobes. The house is located close to public transport (bus), local eateries. It is staffed 24/7 Current resident overview Current resident
Disability accommodation and group home living arrangements
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.
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.