WHAT IS SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING (SIL)?

Supported Independent Living (or SIL) refers to help with or supervision of daily tasks that aim to develop an individual's skills and encourage them to live as independently as possible. If you have a disability and are unable to live independently or with your family, SIL gives you the opportunity to receive the support you need in a shared home.

Youth Connections, SIL services provides shared homes with 3 to 5 bedrooms and will look to place people in accommodation with people who are of a similar age and share similar interests. It’s an opportunity to access the support you need, enjoy independence and make new friends.

We support people who live in a SIL house to increase their independence with support around tasks including meal planning and cooking, linking with likeminded social groups, budgeting of own finances and attending medical appointments.