The Importance of Independent Living Disabilities Programs

Supported Independent Living programs assist participants to take control of their lives by having choices like anyone else. Through Supported Independent Living (SIL) Program also known as SIL NDIS, First Support provides a comprehensive range of services in Melbourne to cater to the complex needs of participants with learning disabilities, mental retardation, physical impairment, autism, and other developmental disabilities. Our participants are our priority because we understand that they want to continue doing things that are in line with their interest and education.

Advantages of Supported Independent Living Facilities

Supported Independent Living

Through Supported Independent Living, NDIS aims to provide more choices and allow disabled people to take control of their lives. Supported Independent Living offers modern shared living spaces with 24/7 support in most sought-after areas. Some of the key benefits of Supported Independent Living Program are:

Becoming Independent

Moving into a space of their own will allow participants to make their own decisions and live the life they choose. Through well-trained staff members, SIL NDIS program offers participants the support they need to lead an independent life.

  • Support to perform personal care tasks like taking showers and dressing.
  • Help in developing daily life skills like cleaning, gardening, cooking, and laundry.
  • Support in household management and budgeting.
  • Help in developing communication and social skills.
  • Overnight support (Active overnight or sleepover).

Increased Opportunities

Through its Independent Living Options, NDIS aims to provide numerous options to disabled people to achieve their goals and lead an independent life. Moving to a new place offers new choices and opportunities, this helps them take a moment to reflect on what’s important and consider all possible options to make life easier and more rewarding. With the help of First Support’s Supported Independent Living program, participants can move closer to the place they work or closer to a place they attend daily programs or recreational events.

Freedom and Safety

Supported independent living programs give priority to a balance of freedom and safety. While participants will share communal areas with other housemates, the bedroom will be separate for everyone. It will truly be your own space wherein you can enjoy the freedom knowing that support is available whenever you need. Highly trained SIL NDIS staff members will ensure the safety of the housemates and respond to any emergency. At least one staff member will be present throughout the day to provide support to the housemates.

New Friendships

One of the joys of moving into our Supported Independent Living is the opportunity to expand your circle. Living with other people provides you with greater choice to make new friends and expand your social circle. We understand the need of getting a housemate whom you get along with and instantly click. Hence, we strive to provide a housemate who matches with your interest. Communal facilities of the SIL NDIS like outdoor entertainment area, living room, kitchen, and laundry area provides ample opportunities to be more social and enjoy your everyday life.

Support is There Whenever You Need

We understand that our SIL NDIS participants might be nervous about being far away from family and friends, though they might be happy about the new home and independence. Our well-trained staff not only helps you with day-to-day tasks but will also listen to you and understand what’s important for you and will strive to help you achieve your goals and lead a happy and independent life. Contact us on 1800 00 89 89 or write us an email at for more information!