Supported Independent Living(SIL)

Supported Independent Living and Short-Term Accommodation in Brisbane 

Supported Independent Living

Supported Independent Living (SIL), an NDIS funded service, is one of the three home and living support services we provide at Karakan.

SIL is all about helping you live your life as independently as possible. It is a service funded by the NDIS, designed to assist you with daily tasks and activities. SIL is here to help you navigate these tasks with ease and confidence.

The three types of home and living support services include Supported Independent Living(SIL), Individualised Living Options(ILO) and Short-Term Accommodation(STA).

These services are designed to promote independence, enhance your quality of life, and support your mental health recovery.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is here to help you with everyday tasks. This could include things like preparing meals, cleaning your home, looking after your health. SIL is a support service that can be provided in a shared or individual home. Please note, SIL is aimed at providing assistance and encouraging self-reliance, rather than undertaking all the tasks on your behalf.

At Karakan, our mental health support workers are available 24/7, including overnight, to provide the support you need. The aim is to help you with daily tasks and build the skills you need to live your best life.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is for individuals with mental health needs and psychosocial disabilities who meet certain criteria. You might be eligible for SIL if you:

· Are 18 years old or older.

· Have NDIS funding in your plan that can be used for SIL services.

· Understand what kind of housing you need and are looking for housing options that suit you.

If you meet these criteria, SIL could be a good fit for you.

Step 1: Discovery

First, we will have an initial meeting to understand your needs. We will involve the right people in your support network from the start. We will assess your needs and the level of support you require.

Step 2: Exploration

Next, we will arrange a viewing to make sure you are comfortable with the arrangement. We will work with you to identify your personal goals and address any concerns or difficulties.

Step 3: Ongoing Support

Finally, we will assist you with moving and settling in your new home. We also provide ongoing support to ensure you feel comfortable and secure in your new environment. This includes 24/7 availability, including overnight, to provide the support you need. The aim is to assist you with daily tasks and build the skills you need to live your best life.

Our ultimate goal is to support you in becoming independent and living a fulfilling life.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) are both essential components of the NDIS, but they serve different purposes:


  • SIL: SIL focuses on providing the necessary support and assistance to help you live independently in your chosen accommodation, regardless of whether it’s specialised or not.


  • SDA: Specialist Disability Accommodation, on the other hand, refers to housing specifically designed for people with  functional impairments or very high support needs. SDA aims to provide a physical environment that enables individuals to live comfortably and with the required level of support.

What types of support is available in our Supported independent living accommodations (SIL)?

A person-centred care and support available on call.

Assistance with daily living tasks

Assistance with participating in your community.

Assistance to prepare and cook meals.

Support with medication self-management

 Support Coordination tailored to your needs.

Psychosocial support to help build resilience and improve well-being.

Assistance with travel and transport arrangements

SIL Homes

Calamvale, Brisbane QLD

Two vacant bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, dining area and a separate living room, spacious house Located a few minutes’ drive from the nearby Sunnybank shopping centre with public transport readily available. 

Bahr Scrub, Brisbane, QLD

A spacious and comfortable accessible property, located in the lovely suburb of Bahr Scrub. The property is surrounded by parklands & walkways, and this is an ideal spot for a short walk to local shops & a short drive to central Beenleigh.

How do I apply for Supported Independent Living?

If you are interested in applying for Supported Independent Living (SIL)services, please contact our customer service team or email customerservice@karakan.com.au 

 A comprehensive assessment will be conducted to determine your eligibility by NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) for Supported Independent Living services.  

Once your assessment is determined to be eligible and shared with us, you will be provided options by our team for available Supported Independent Living (SIL) accommodations. 

To secure an accommodation, please complete the form below stating your expression of interest for Supported Independent Living (SIL) accommodations.  

If you or someone you know needs support with supported independent living accommodation services, please fill the form below:

What our customers have to say about our assistance with our services

Karakan supports me in doing the things I want to do. The staff take me shopping and to the swimming pool. I am happy with my support, and I enjoy chatting with staff when they come. I am going well with Karakan now.
Runbo Wang
Karakan has made me confident, happy, and keen to move forward with life. My team have been really engaging and supporting me to maintain my home and engage in studies. Karakan has helped me maintain my visits with my daughter and the staff have been instrumental in my development.
Lily Nain
I am extremely satisfied with the support provided by the service team. I am happy with my support worker and feel very safe and supported.

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