Our accommodation team use person-centred active support to encourage residents to develop daily living skills that enhance independence and participate in the local community.
Encompass have multiple support independent living houses, spreading across Grovedale, Armstrong Creek and Torquay. Two of the houses has a dog named Tucker and Porter, who were requested by the residents and has been welcomed into the group with open arms and very spoilt and loved by Encompass staff also.
These services are long-term, shared supported accommodation services to support the residents NDIS goals, independent living skills and a place they can call their home. At Encompass we pride ourselves in ensuring all houses are set up to be secure, comfy and homelike and the residents have choice and control in setting up the house the way they want to.
If you are a SDA provider, wanting to work with Encompass to deliver SIL supports please contact our Accommodation Manager to discuss collaboration opportunities.
Supported Independent Living funding may be in your NDIS plan and allows for for the support workers to support NDIS participants to live independently in their own home.
SIL funding can also be provided to people who live in Specialist Disability Accommodation, known as SDA.
Specialist Disability Accommodation, is a home that is specifically designed to support people with disability through a shared supported accommodation arrangement.
SIL covers support for:
The NDIS has three levels of SIL funding. They are:
SIL does not include rent, board and lodging or other day-to-day living expenses such as food and activities. It also does not include the capital costs associated with a participant’s accommodation such. It also does not include utilities charges such as gas, water, electricity. (Source: NDIA Price Guide)
Encompass charges a monthly residential charge to the client directly to cover these costs, this contribution usually comes from DSP payments and rent assistance payments
SIL and SDA
If a participant is eligible for SDA funding (funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation), then they automatically receive SIL funding as well.
When a participant is living in a SDA home, the SIL provider for that home provides a quote based on the participant’s support needs for each day of the week. SIL providers develop this quote based on a detailed template (called a SIL Tool) which was developed by the NDIA. The quote then informs SIL funding the participant receives from the NDIS.
There has been some recent changes to short notice cancelations by the NDIS. Please click the below button and scroll to page 22 of the document to review these changes.