Finding a house.
Finding the right place to live can be one of the trickiest aspects of obtaining SIL funding. Your support coordinator or a shared accommodation provider may be able to help find the right home for you.
Some shared accommodation providers offer a variety of home types including houses, units and villas. They can also help match you with housemates who have similar interests.
Be mindful that there is a wait list for SIL-suitable shared accommodation in some areas. However, many providers have new homes under construction which will be available in the future.
SIL in your own home.
If you are a home owner, or have a private rental you share with other NDIS participants, you may be able to obtain SIL in your own home.
Either you or a support worker can take care of developing and submitting a Roster of Care to the NDIS and hiring additional support workers to meet your SIL needs.
Can I find a property myself? What about a standard rental property?
A standard rental property may be eligible for SIL funding provided it meets certain criteria. There is usually a preference for properties that offer a longterm lease, which can be difficult to obtain in the mainstream rental market.