During your planning meeting you should talk about what support you need at home and discuss whether SIL is suitable for you. Your planner will then assess if it is a support that is reasonable and necessary for your needs.
There are a number of things to consider when making this decision, including:
- your individual circumstances and needs
- your age (we fund SIL for people aged 18 and over)
- your goals and preferences
- your independence, living skills and capacity-building needs
- if modifications to your home or assistive technology may increase your independence and safety
- information, reports and assessments provided by you, health professionals and providers
- if you need significant person-to-person support due to your disability support needs
- other home and living options that might suit you
- what is value for money.
The NDIS does not fund SIL in hospitals or if you are in prison.
Preparation is key. We may ask you to bring with you the following documents to help us prepare the best possible SIL plan for your needs and for you to achieve your goals.
- Clinical assessments and reports
- Behaviour support plans or assessments
- Psychology assessment or report
- Speech &/or OT recommendations, assessments & reports
- Incident reports
- Police reports
- Risk assessment
- Standardised evidence-based assessments
- Statements from previous landlords &/or service providers