C used to go to a centre once a week for over 10 years. He didn’t really like it there but didn’t stop going because there was nothing else offered. When he got his NDIS package and had lots of outings offered to him by Fairhaven, he told the centre that he didn’t want to go anymore and now he is doing the things he wants to do with his Fairhaven worker. They go walking along the river, have fish and chips once a week and go to dancing lessons. He has also started collecting aluminium cans and his Fairhaven worker takes him to the recycling centre to cash them in for pocket money.
Supported Independent Living
Are you looking for a place to call home? You may want to consider starting your journey with Fairhaven - Brisbane’s most trusted supported independent living (SIL) expert.
As a leading provider of SIL services, Fairhaven helps guide people with disability to live independently and happily in a shared environment with residents who share similar interests and support needs.
We understand that when it comes to independent living, it’s no ‘one size fits all’. That’s why we are dedicated to providing you with the very best independent living experience.
What is Supported Independent Living
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is when people with disabilities receive support, usually 24/7, to help each person live as independently as possible. This can sometimes be a group of people sharing a home together, or one person receiving support in their own home.
What support is available in a SIL home?
Support is usually available 24/7 and can include:
Help to manage money and household budgeting
Assistance with cooking
Assistance with cleaning and laundry
Help to catch public transport to visit friends and family
Personal care such as showering and dressing
Support with grocery shopping
Assistance with daily skills training
Promote participation in household and community activities
What levels of support does SIL provide?
Everyone with mental illness and disabilities is unique and has therefore has different support requirements. The NDIS has outlined three levels of support that SIL is funded:
Lower needs – not usually 24/7. Includes supervision of living arrangements.
Standard needs – 24/7 support. Includes assistance and supervision of most daily tasks, and Support Worker overnight sleepovers.
Higher needs – 24/7 active support, including overnight. Includes frequent with managing challenging behaviours that require positive behaviour support, assistance with daily tasks.
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Contact Fairhaven today to start planning your supported independent living arrangements. We have more than 20 years of experience delivering in-home support and care, including supported independent living.
One of J’s goals was to do broadcasting. An Fairhaven worker took her to a radio station not far from her home where she was able to do a mini-course for 3 weeks. J now realises that it isn’t for her and is now pursuing her love of photography with her Fairhaven worker.
W had been living in supported accommodation and although he had support workers coming to him, he rarely left the property. When Fairhaven found out that his goal was to go fishing, they jumped right in to help him achieve that goal. First, they went to Kmart and bought the gear. Then they went fishing but didn’t catch anything. W’s support worker helped him to get a fishing license to fish in the dams around where he lives. Now he catches fish some of the time and sometimes he doesn’t. His support worker helps him research bait and types of fishing.
K is blind and had never left where he lived. Sometimes the staff of where he lived would buy him his snacks and drinks for his little fridge. He had become quite pale from sitting inside all the time. Now he goes with a support worker for his supplies and anything else he needs. Sometimes his support worker and he sit in the sun and enjoy a chat.
J used to walk around the property where he lived but was never confident to go out. Also, he didn’t have anyone to take him. Now with the NDIS and Fairhaven, he can explore the community he lives in. He loves going to museums and art gallerys and enjoys a drive to the country.
S has cerebral palsy and her NDIS goal is to walk. She used to walk but hasn’t had any support to help her achieve her goal since she broke her leg a few years ago. Now, with the NDIS and allied health professionals she had regular physio and exercises that her Fairhaven worker does with her. She has gone from being mostly in a wheel chair to now using a walker from time to time and is getting stronger every day.
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