Supported Independent Living

From complex care to minimal SIL support, we have Supported Independent Living properties servicing North and West Sydney

Supported Independent Living (SIL)

SIL provides around-the-clock (24 hours) day-to-day support to people with disabilities. It can be invaluable if you require more support than your informal support network can provide, and you want to develop your skills to live independently.

If you have SIL included in your NDIS plan, you can get 24-hour day-to-day support with:

  • Assistance with household tasks like cooking and cleaning
  • Accessing social and community activities
  • Personal care
  • Travelling to and attending appointments and more

About Brightside

Brightside Disability & Ageing Services is service provider that prides itself on providing quality services and support for adults and children living with disabilities, in Sydney’s West, North West and Hawkesbury regions.

At Brightside Disability & Ageing Services, we offer a range of flexible and tailored services to support people in their choices that they make for their life’s journey.

We strive to understand each individual’s needs and aspirations, supporting them to make choices, develop and contribute to their home, work, social and community life each and every day.

Our Homes

Windsor House Box Hill, NSW

Property Info

This beautiful new home is ideal for anyone looking to gain more independence in a shared living environment with close proximity to transport and amenities. Flooded with natural light, this lovely home features a gas stove top, reverse cycle air conditioning and a 3000 litre rain water tank and modern flooring throughout.

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Open plan kitchen & dining
  • Ducted air-conditioning
  • Gas stove & hot water system
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Gas stove
  • 1 Garage
  • Covered patio
  • 12 minutes drive to supermarkets and shops
  • 30 minutes drive to St John of God Richmond hospital

Brighton House Riverstone, NSW

Property Info

This brand new house is ideal for anyone looking for more space without sacrificing the convenience of location. This home offers generous entertaining space with a covered patio area and outdoor cooking facilities. It boasts an open plan kitchen and dining area. With a gas kitchen fitted with stone benchtops and modern bathrooms this property and spared no expense when being built.

  • Open plan kitchen and dining
  • Separate lounge
  • 5 spacious bedrooms with built ins
  • Covered courtyard with BBQ facilities
  • Gas stove
  • Air conditioning
  • 5 minutes drive to shops and the local train station
  • A few minutes walk to the local school
  • 25 minutes drive to Blacktown hospital

Why choose Brightside

Multilingual and Multicultural support workers to suit you or choose your own.

Transparency – No hidden fees, or extra costs

Budget visibility and service breakdown

Stringently vetted support workers with high-quality qualifications

Support Workers have similar language / cultural backgrounds

Immediate customer feedback at end of a shift

Round the clock 24/7 care

100% attendance rate for Support Workers

Our Services

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Personal care

Travel & transport

Staying active

Life skills development

Domestic assistance

Accessing the community

Yard & garden maintenance

Social support & companionship

Pet care

How do I get access to
Home & Community support from Brightside?

Submit this form and one of our friendly team members will be in contact with you within the next 24 business hours.
Alternatively, feel free to call us on 1300 974 367








    FAQs

    What is Supported Independent Living?

    The NDIS defines Supported Independent Living (SIL) as: “Help with and/or supervision of daily tasks to develop the skills of an individual to live as independently as possible. These are the supports provided to a participant in their home, regardless of property ownership, and can be in a shared or individual arrangement.”

    At Brightside, we offer SIL as a shared living arrangement in spacious modern homes with experienced support workers on hand 24/7. Our trained staff are available to support house members with personal care, meal preparation, household tasks, shopping, attending medical appointments, recreational activities and much more.

    Who manages and works in Brightside's Supported Independent Living?

    We only employ experienced and trained support workers. They provide support within our shared homes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while house members are in their home. This includes shifts during the day and sleepover or active overnight shifts. Support workers are managed by a supervisor and overseen by a regional manager.

    Brightside staff vary in age, gender and nationality, and we promote cultural diversity amongst our staff to ensure we are always providing the best possible support for our clients from all backgrounds.

    How many people could I be living with?

    Brightside shared homes range in size from two to six bedrooms. Depending on your individual needs, we will work to ensure you are well-matched within your new home, making sure your fellow house members are close to your age and share some of your interests.

    What are the costs of Supported Independent Living?

    SIL is funded for eligible people by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) under Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Life. The NDIS does not cover the cost of rent, utilities, meals and transport. This is paid to Brightside as residential fees for the running costs of the home and is most commonly paid out of your Disability Support Pension.

    The only additional costs you will have will be medical costs and personal spending money.

    Do I have to move in full-time at first?

    You don’t have to move into SIL full-time straight away. Depending on your current living situation, you can transition to living in your new home by staying there on weekends or a couple of nights every week until you are ready to move in full-time.

    What happens if I get sick in Supported Independent Living?

    If you become unwell while you are in SIL, a support worker will be rostered on to support you at home when you are unable to attend your regular daily activities such as work or day programs. A support worker is also available to help you seek medical treatment and attend appointments if required.

    Can I still use the services I used before moving, e.g. see my doctor and attend my usual day program?

    Yes, you can keep all your services the same and Brightside will work closely with your other service providers to ensure your needs are being met. Brightside support workers can also assist in taking you to these appointments within limits.

    Can my friends and family visit?

    Yes, absolutely! Brightside encourages family and friends to visit as often as you like. Our policies ensure that your right to meaningful relationships is protected and supported at all times.

    Brightside can also provide transport, within limits, to events and family outings. This can be rostered in your SIL plan to include extra support. You are also able to go out independently if you choose and staff will work with you to provide any support you may require to achieve this.

    What can I bring to my new home?

    You can bring any personal possessions that you would like in your bedroom. This includes your bed, bedside table, clothes, keepsakes, photos, decor and optional TV.

    Extra possessions that you may wish to bring to the house for common areas will need to be discussed with the home supervisor and the other house members, as all of the common areas of the home are fully furnished by Brightside.

    Where can I find shared homes for Supported Independent Living?

    Brightside currently manages 2 homes in Western Sydney. We recommend you contact us to check availability.