The MHF Supported Independent Living program allows individuals the freedom of choice about where they live – it helps to lead the way to independence.

What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

Living in the community is often the goal of many people with a mental illness and SIL allows them the freedom of choice regarding where they live. It helps to lead the way to independence.

Individuals supported in this program live in homes throughout the community, in a shared house, and participate in society just as anyone else would. Individuals are supported to receive necessary services in their home and community. This allows for more personal choices and for our clients to express themselves as individuals.

Supported Independent Living provides:

  • Daily living skills
  • Self-care
  • Household management
  • Financial management
  • Social activities and recreation

Supported Independent Living is:

  • Funded individually to each person according to their need
  • Shared living arrangements of 2-3 participants
  • Assistance with daily life tasks in a group or shared living environment
  • Reflective of 24hour care, 7 days/week
  • Three levels of support (at benchmark price)
  • Cost of support does NOT include rent, board or lodging, day to day usual living expenses such as food and activities, personal care supports when the person is hospitalised, or items covered in other sections of NDIS price guide (e.g. assistive technology or transport costs)

People in the MHF SIL program are encouraged to be involved in the developing of House Rules and the Employment of Staff in their home.

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