Supported Independent Living

Supported Independent Living

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With our Supported Independent Living (SIL) service, Ability Assist supports you to create the ideal residential living environment where you can flourish as an individual, live life on your own terms, and find a home that suits your needs for the long term.

At Ability Assist, our properties offer more than just a place to live; they provide NDIS-supported independent living environments where you can thrive in a shared arrangement while receiving essential support to enhance your daily living skills. Located in Melbourne’s outer western and northern suburbs, our modern, fully furnished three-to-four-bedroom homes are designed to cater to your comfort and accessibility needs.

In these unique living spaces, you’ll discover an environment tailored for personal growth and community engagement. Our houses feature spacious kitchens, multiple disability-equipped bathrooms, and outdoor areas, all fully wheelchair and mobility accessible. Here, you have the freedom to pursue your hobbies and interests, acquire new knowledge and skills, and actively participate in community events and social interactions.

Independent Living Support

Our dedicated support workers are available 24/7 (if required) to assist you with various daily tasks, including cooking, personal care, cleaning, medication management, attending appointments, outdoor activities, and participating in community events. We offer transportation services and organise regular excursions and outings for you and your housemates, enriching your experiences and fostering social connections.

At Ability Assist, your daily schedule is in your hands. Whether you’re passionate about specific hobbies, activities, or events, or you’re eager to learn and explore new opportunities, we provide in-home opportunities tailored to your preferences. We facilitate connections with like-minded individuals and community groups who share your interests, ensuring a vibrant and engaging living experience.

Moreover, our team works closely with you to enhance your existing skills and develop new ones, empowering you to live more independently. In our residences, you have your own bedroom and share other facilities with your housemates. Visitors are welcome, and you have a say in everything happening in the house. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and happiness, ensuring you feel at home and supported in every way possible.

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Our current vacancies

We offer shared and Supported Independent Living across Northern and Western Melbourne – find our current vacancies here.

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is when you live in shared housing with other people or on your own with assisted living support from us.

We can tailor your SIL support to align with your needs and goals, providing assistance with:

  • Round-the-clock support, including overnight care (active or inactive)
  • Living on your own for the first time
  • Learning to live well with room mates
  • Taking care of the household
  • Getting ready for each day, and keeping well
  • Building new skills in and outside your home.

Why should I choose Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living gives you more freedom while still getting the support you need.

We can help you find the right place to live, work with your current housing, or support you at home.

Our support workers are there when you need them, day or night, to make sure you feel safe and comfortable.

If you want to chat about how we can help you, we’d love to hear from you.

Why Ability Assist

  • 30 Years of Support

  • For Purpose – Locally Operated

  • Child, Youth & Family Accredited

  • Registered NDIS provider

Get In Touch

    I’m interested – what do I do now?

    We offer shared and supported assisted living in most states and territories.

    If you are interested in our Supported Independent Living, please get in touch. We want to work with you to find your forever home. There may be upcoming vacancies that suit your needs.

    Is this service in my NDIS plan?

    In your SIL NDIS plan, Supported Independent Living is funded by the Core Supports budget, under ‘Assistance with Daily Life.’

    Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is for people who need specialist housing. It is assessed separately and funded under the Capital Supports Budget.

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