Supported Independent Living (SIL)

What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)

SIL is a NDIS funded support that provides services for people with disability to live in a shared living environment. Support is provided 24/7 and can assist each resident with their daily life at home including:

How Brightside can Help


Finding you a home that suits your needs in an area of your choosing.


Matching you with other residents to share your home with.


Supporting you to build your independence at home.


Connecting you with your local community and surrounds.

Understanding Supported Independent Living (SIL)

We aim to provide all the information you need to find the right solution for your needs. If your question remains unanswered, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to assist you with your Supported Independent Living enquiry.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a shared living arrangement of 2 to 7 NDIS participants, with 24/7 support in a home environment. SIL supports people with disability that require assistance with daily life tasks. Each resident is funded individually and the funding reflects their individual and shared support in the home.

The NDIA has set criteria to access funding for SIL based on ‘reasonable & necessary supports’. To be eligible for SIL funding a participant must:

  • Provide evidence that they are unable to live without 24/7 supports. This is identified through a Functional Assessment Report (FAR) undertaken by an Allied Health professional.
  • Provide an Identifying Housing Solution’s report by a support coordinator.

Eligibility must also:

  • Take into account informal supports provided by families, carers, networks and the community.
  • Be effective and beneficial to the participant.

Brightside Healthcare can support you in determining your eligibility for funding.

Brightside Healthcare will provide you with support with daily life tasks within your home as a group or individually. Support has the intent of building independence and may include:

  • cooking and preparing meals
  • personal care such as showering
  • distributing medication
  • learning to catch public transport
  • social outings with other housemates
  • taking you to medical appointments and recreation activities.

Funding for SIL begins only when your eligibility has been determined and you have found a home and housemates to move in with. Once these steps have been completed then we can support you in submitting funding requests to the NDIA for approval.

Now that your eligibility has been determined we can start to find a home and housemates for you to move in with. These actions must be completed before we start the process of submission for SIL funding with the NDIA. We have a team of experts on hand to support you in starting this process.

SIL funding is dependent on the level of care required for the resident and is categorised as standard or complex, your NDIS funding covers support needs only. The cost of support does NOT include:

  • rental for the home;
  • day-to-day living expenses such as food, activities or supports when hospitalised;
  • Items covered in other sections of the NDIS price guide such as assistive technology, transport costs, day program and work.

Additional costs can be found in the NDIS Price List.

Yes, all residents and families have a say in what their life looks like in their home. We are all one big family, making informed decisions together based on individual and group needs within the home. This is your home after all and all decisions are made with everyone’s input.

Brightside Healthcare has a range of properties available for those wishing to find their forever home. We offer homes with 4-5 bedrooms and Granny flats with 2 bedrooms and private open space. Have a look at our current SIL Vacancies.

You will be sharing with 4-5 housemates who have been matched to suit your personality, hobbies, interests and support needs. Your housemates will be people that you will be sharing many of life’s experiences with and who you will enjoy a social home environment.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) Models Explained

There are a range of Supported Independent Living (SIL) home edition models available for NDA participants we also have range of established SIL vacancies available across greater Sydney.

Traditional Model

Service provider leases or owns an affordable housing property in locations throughout Greater Western Sydney, Sydney's Southern or Northern Suburbs.

Rental Leased by Families

Rental property is leased by families for the residents and Brightside Healthcare delivers 24/7 supports.


A home is gifted or bequeathed to Brightside Healthcare for the purposes of Supported Independent Living (SIL).

Let Brightside Healthcare help you with your SIL needs.

Please complete the provided form to express your interest and a Brightside Healthcare team member will be in contact shortly.