Supported independent living is paid personal support. It includes things like having someone to help with personal care or cooking meals. It is one type of help or supervision with daily tasks to help you live as independently as possible and build your skills.
Supported independent living is best suited to people with a disability who have higher support needs. This means you need a significant amount of help throughout the day, 7 days a week. This includes overnight support.
You can get supported independent living if you live with other NDIS participants or if you live on your own. Remember, supported independent living is only one of the many support options. There might be other home and living supports that suit you better.
Supported independent living in shared housing
It is your choice who you want to live with, and who you want to share your supports with. You might want to live with and share your supports with other participants you know. Or, you might want to move into share housing specially designed for people with a disability.
If you need supported independent living, we’ll work out the reasonable and necessary supports you need each day. Once it’s in your plan, you can choose which provider you want to deliver your support and decide with them how they will provide the support.
Supported independent living when you live alone, or when you don’t share your support with other people
We fund a range of home and living supports, such as personal care or individualised living options. These may be better options if you need help to live alone or with people who are not participants. Learn more about other home and living supports.
For some people, we may be able to fund supported independent living if you live alone. It can help you live as independently as you can and build your skills.
We’ll work out the reasonable and necessary supports you need each day. Once it’s in your plan, you can choose which provider you want to deliver your support and decide with them how they will provide the support.