Supported independent living and accommodation

 

Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a service Novita provides to people living with disability aged 18 and over who wish to be supported to live either independently in their own home or in shared accommodation.

We provide compassionate, professionally trained staff that will support you 24/7 to achieve your goals and learn independent living skills.

One of our main aims is to ensure that you feel safe, understood and have fun while you enjoy leading a full and meaningful life in the way that you want.

Mel, who accesses SIL services from Novita, said “I like my Novita support workers very much. They help me to plan my day, take me to work and also to the different things I like doing in my community. I also get to see my family often which is important to me.”

We currently support people living with a broad range of physical and intellectual disabilities with a range of medical conditions. Our amazing teams of support workers are able to assist you with daily living according to your individual needs, interests and goals which includes providing support with:

  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Planning your day
  • Developing your hobbies and interests
  • Engaging with your community
  • Enabling you to catch up with friends and family
  • Shopping, meal preparation and cooking
  • Cleaning and gardening
  • Attending appointments
  • Health support and safely taking medication

and much more.

 

It’s a big decision

Yes, it is a big decision to move out on your own or in a shared home. We understand that you and your loved ones will have many questions and concerns, and we are here to talk these through with you.

There is no “one size fits all” solution, and we will work with you to understand your interests, goals and also the things you don’t like!

Our friendly, experienced, open and honest staff can support you to communicate with the NDIS and be with you on your journey towards independent living from exploring the idea to moving into your own home.

 

Complementary Support

One of the benefits of Novita’s Supported Independent Living support is that you will have easy and readily available access to our suite of other services, including:

  • A diverse range of therapy services
  • Psychological support
  • Our extensive range of Assistive Technology products and Home Modification services
  • A wide variety of Community Programs

 

If you would like information or a confidential chat about Supported Independent Living, speak to someone in our friendly team on 1300 668 482 or visit our Contact Us page to learn more.

 

Accommodation

Novita can offer a range of services to help you to find an accommodation option that meets your specific needs and independence.

From the very start of this important journey, we will work closely with you to explore a range of accommodation options that reflect your preference of location, closeness to family, accessibility, functionality, proximity to local services and transportation, and anything else that is important to you. We understand that one size does not fit all persons, and the choice of housing is a very personal decision. For instance, you may prefer to live on your own, or you may prefer to live with a small group of other people.

To ensure your accommodation is accessible and maximises your independence, Novita can also support you with a diverse range of minor and major home modifications where needed. From the fitting of bathroom handrails, to the installation of height-adjustable tables, to the design and completion of a new bedroom, our team of experienced therapists and technicians can provide you with the perfect solution.

Finding the right accommodation is a key part of your living experience and we are available to support you!

To learn more about Novita’s accommodation support, please contact us at services@novita.org.au or call one of our friendly team on 1300 668 482.