Keep reading if you’re looking for a safe and supportive home environment to support your growth and recovery.
What is supported independent living?
Supported Independent Living is a type of home and living supports funded by the NDIS. This is for those who require personal support or supervision seven days a week, including overnight support.
While it is possible to receive supported independent living services in your own home, it is highly likely you will be receiving SIL in a home shared with other NDIS participants, like the SIL homes ran by Afea.
As an NDIS registered SIL provider, we work closely with participants to create a document called “Roster of Care” or RoC.
A roster of care will include information such as:
- a description of the property where you’ll receive SIL support
- the types of support you’ll be able to receive
- the number of hours of support in an ordinary week
- ratio of support, or how many disability support workers will provide your support, and how many participants you’ll share this support with (e.g. a 1:2 ratio means you have one support worker for every two participants, including yourself)
- the outcomes you want to achieve
As the SIL provider, Afea is also responsible for screening the support workers who will be working on-site at the property.
Learn more: What is Supported Independent Living?
Afea’s Supported Independent Living Homes
We have a number of properties across Western Sydney, with the following homes looking to welcome new residents.
Click through the links below to have a look at our Supported Independent Living vacancies (as of April 2023). For updated vacancies, visit our main page.
Our homes in Oxley Park are made up of three recently refurbished townhouses with private backyards and open plan living spaces. Unit 3 has vacancies available for male NDIS participants hoping to increase their independence with the compassionate support of Afea Carers.
Our SIL home is in a quiet neighbourhood, just moments from St Marys train station, big shopping centres and green spaces.
Our home in St Clair offers spacious interiors, large bedrooms and a large outdoor area where you can enjoy the fresh air. It’s only minutes from St Clair Shopping Centre and near St Marys train station.
If you want to learn more about life in our SIL home, follow our clients Michelle and Kristine in this video interview as they talk about their daily routines and take us on a house tour.
Our fully furnished and recently refurbished brick home is located on a quiet residential street, welcoming you with plenty of natural light.
The sleek and modern open-plan living area offers free-flowing spaces between the dining area, kitchen and lounge, with a laundry room, covered carport and a large patio perfect for entertaining guests.
This female-only home is only moments away from Penrith RSL, Westfield Penrith and Nepean Village shopping centre.
While living in our SIL home, you’ll have support workers every day to assist you with daily tasks. Examples include personal hygiene, shopping or cooking your own meals. This will give you a chance to build your skills or learn something new.
Specialist Disability Accommodation: Our Partnerships
Do you require a specially designed home? Afea has also partnered with Specialist Disability Accommodation providers to provide on-site care support for participants needing high-level care.
Click through the following links for more information:
- Evoke apartments in Blacktown with Enliven Housing
- The Henry apartments in Penrith with Enliven Housing
- Jordan Spring homes with BlueCHP
- Spring Square Bankstown with AccessAccom
What is specialist disability accommodation?
Specialist disability accommodation or SDA is housing designed specifically for people with very high support needs.
Features for these specially designed homes may include wider doorways to fit a wheelchair or mobility scooter, a reinforced ceiling to support a hoist or assistive tech so that residents can open the front door with a touch of a button.
How does SDA differ from SIL?
While SDA refers to the purpose-built accommodation dwelling itself, SIL or supported independent living is the support service you might require while living in your SDA.
Learn more: What is Specialist Disability Accommodation?
Feel at home with Afea
If you require support for daily tasks, our living accommodations will make you feel at home.
Our Supported Independent Living and Specialist Disability Accommodation properties give NDIS participants the opportunity to form friendships, connect with the local community and live independently.