5 key benefits of Supported Independent Living

Living independently is a goal for many people, however some people may require extra supports to meet their daily needs. In these circumstances, Supported Independent Living (SIL) may suit you.

At Nextt, we support people who live alone or with others. Our SIL team take the time to get to know each person to carefully match them with the right support workers (and potentially co-tenants) who have the right skills and /or share similar personalities, interests, and goals. We pride ourselves in creating a unique SIL model for each person aligned with their NDIS plan.

So, without further ado, here are the five key benefits of SIL:

Becoming Independent

Moving into your own home allows you to make more of your own decisions on how you live your life. If you need support to live independently, at Nextt our experienced staff can help you with:

  • Personal care, including showering and dressing.
  • Daily life skills, including cooking, cleaning, and laundry.
  • Financial and household management.
  • Development of social and communication skills.
  • Overnight support.

 Making New Friends

One of the joys of moving is the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Nextt understands that living with other people is a great way to build relationships, so if you choose to live with others, we aim to match you with people who are similar in age and have shared interests.

Should you choose to live alone (and for those living with others), Nextt will support you to be engaged in the wider community, maintain key relationships, and make positive and meaningful connections

Greater Opportunities

Now is the time to think about what is important to you, and to consider options that will make your life easier and more rewarding. When you move into your own space, it brings new choices and opportunities. You may want to move closer to where you work, where you attend day programs, or where you participate in activities. Or your goals may be to live in an environment where we can support you to develop your skills or maintain/regain independence

Choice and privacy

At Nextt, we support you to make your house a home. You have the freedom to make your space your own. Your privacy is also an important consideration. If you live with others,  you will share communal areas including kitchens, and living rooms with  where you can interact with co-tenants, however you will still have the privacy of your own bedroom.

Support Is There When You Need

While it is exciting to move into a new home, and gain independence, you could also be feeling a bit overwhelmed and nervous about being without your family, guardian, or key supports. Each person who moves out of home or into a new type of home needs time to develop their confidence and life skills. At Nextt, our support workers are not only there to assist with practical tasks, but to also listen to you and help you in achieving your goals.

At Nextt, we can tailor a supported independent living model to your individual needs.

For further information about Supported Independent Living vacancies and options, contact Nextt on 1300 369 568, and our friendly staff will answer any of your questions.