Basketball, BBQs, day trips, movie nights – with 24/7 Carer Support
If you require round-the-clock support but would still like to live an independent life, Afea’s Supported Independent Living homes might just be the right place for you!
We currently have three Supported Independent Living properties across Western Sydney. We have the Oxley Park townhouses for male NDIS participants, a home for women in St Clair and our newest property in Penrith eager to welcome new residents!
You may be wondering what life is like at our SIL homes. Here’s our Accommodation Manager Sri to share all the details.
What do our residents like best about our Supported Independent Living homes?
We have fun together with regular BBQs at our spacious outdoor areas. At Oxley Park, we have a basketball hoop so our residents can stay fit and active. Our St Clair residents like going on daily walks and shopping together with our Carers.
All houses have unlimited internet access and Netflix, so residents can just kick back on the couch and enjoy a movie night. Residents can also arrange to have day trips to nearby parks, zoos or beaches.
We greet every new resident with a cake and a warm welcome so they can feel at home from Day 1.
What do you as our Accommodation Manager like best about our SIL homes?
As Accommodation Manager, I am regularly in touch with all of our clients. I ask about their needs on a regular basis and find the best ways to have these needs met while respecting their independence.
I am always happy to see smiles on our clients’ faces and watching them enhance their skills in life.
What are some examples of goals that have been achieved in our SIL homes?
One of our clients at St Clair has been diagnosed with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities. She used to call the ambulance and present to the emergency department several times a week. But this is no longer the case. Sharing a home with other like-minded women, and the support of our carers who keep her engaged in fun activities, have made a huge difference.
Most of our clients learn to cook their own food at our SIL home. They stay on top of their medication with the help of our carers, and often approach the carers themselves to get the help they need. They know they are safe and supported in every way.
All of our clients participate in group activities and get along very well with everyone.
What are your top tips for those thinking of moving into a SIL home?
SIL offers you a way to lead the life you choose, so it’s important to think about your goals and what you want to achieve.
We have very experienced carers at Afea and who always go above and beyond the expectations of our clients. If you have goals around being able to cook your own meals or get along with others in a shared space, our carers are here to assist you 24/7.
We are always happy to listen and find ways to solve issues ASAP.
If you are looking for a suitable home as you explore your newfound freedom, we have a place here just for you!