Supported Independent Living (SIL)
Short Term Accommodation or Respite (STA) &
Medium Term Accommodation (MTA)
What supports can you receive through the NDIS?
The NDIS provides funding for lots of different things!
ELSY specialises in Supported Independent Living (SIL), Short Term Accommodation (Respite) and Medium Term Accommodation – this is Care and Housing and Community Supports typically in a beautiful shared accommodation setting.
It is much more though – our support workers are highly trained, our culture is vibrant and friendly, we treat our participants like family, our properties are clustered in the same or adjacent streets to create community and we have a hobby programme to try and support interaction and skills development.
NDIS goals here we come. You are awesome. We are ELSY.
Whatever your goals are, Elsy wants to help to get you there! We will stand beside you and help you to flourish, our goal is for you to reach your goals.
Our care provided is all about helping you learn to do some, or even all, of these goals on your own.
Over time, this may mean you need less support from us or other service providers which is EXCELLENT!
ELSY may charge up to 50% of the Disability Support Pension for household expenses including food and utilities. Rent will be up to 25% of the Disability Support Pension in addition to any Commonwealth Rent Assistance funding. We may ask you to make a reasonable contribution on top of your funding to cover household costs, based on your individual needs and usage.
The daily supports are delivered as per the approved NDIS Roster of Care and are fully funded by the NDIA in line with your NDIS Plan. The approved funding amount will depend on your individual needs and goals. These will be determined by you and an ELSY Accommodation Manager, who will create a Roster of Care to be submitted to the NDIA for approval.
Things that we can consider to look at your suitability for SIL Housing include your:
- Goals and aspirations
- Current living situation
- Independent living skills
- Supports needed to achieve your living goals
- Supporting information
- Reports and assessments
- Alternative housing arrangements
These things all determine how we can together assess what is reasonable and justifiable care for you to receive.
With all the above ELSY can prepare a quote to submit to the NDIA.
Do you have supporting evidence from relevant health professionals that demonstrate the suitability for SIL accommodation?
You will then need to request a plan review to have your SIL budget incorporated into your NDIS Plan.
Supported Independent Living services help with daily tasks so you can live more independently at home. Core Supports may also help participants with daily tasks relating to the home, but also encompass other supports such as community access and transportation. The two services can be used in conjunction with each other.
Specialist Disability Accommodation is a contribution to the cost of accessible housing, whereas SIL is a support that allows people to receive help to live more independently at home.
Neither is a contribution to the cost of rent, as the NDIS considers this an everyday cost for all Australians. Most people that are eligible for SDA will also receive a SIL package.
SIL funding is designed to cover the cost of wages, to allow for quality supports and to cover indirect costs. You may split the cost of services with any housemates you may have that share similar needs.
The funding amount you will be approved for will depend on the SIL quote that your provider will prepare for you based on your care needs, as well as the care needs of any other residents in your SIL home.
SIL is for the purpose of supporting daily tasks in order for participants to live independently at home and does not include:
- Everyday expenses
- Care in hospital
- Activities outside of the home, such as transport
- SDA related costs
To get ready for your meeting with an ELSY Care Manager who will prepare your quote, you should consider what your needs are, what your living goals are and what help you are currently receiving. We may also ask you to provide:
- Clinical assessments and reports
- Behavioral assessments or plans
- Incident reports
- Police reports
- Risk assessments
- Statements from previous providers or landlords
- Standardised assessments
What’s all this fuss about a hobby programme?
We want you to smash your goals, follow your passions.
Each Elsy cluster of 2-4 homes creates a community in walking distance, often on the same street.
We invest in art hubs, gaming/ sensory hubs, music hubs etc per cluster.
We might refurbish a garage or a spare room.
You invite your friends over and create social events and memories.
You learn new skills, make friends and memories.
Are we a day programme or a SIL? Well Both. We are Elsy.
We will invest time, love, energy and money to support hobbies – What’s your passion?
Supported Independent Living & Respite/ STA
Move into a Living Cool (L&C) SIL House
ELSY has clusters of new or newly refurbished residential care properties to provide a individualised but social NDIS experience. You will move into a fun and caring group where you are treated like family.
We will work with you and help you design your room, your living environment, help you transition in, what your support plan and goals look like and how we ensure you have some adventures. We have a hobby programme that allows you to try new skills and make new friends. Smiling. That’s Living Cool. Let’s start designing you ELSY home.
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