Supported Independent Living – A place to call home

 

At Windgap we are passionate about providing the perfect place for you to call home and the opportunity for you to live as independently as possible as an active member within the local community.

Our Supported Living staff go above and beyond to ensure you feel at home and feel happy, safe and supported.

To ensure your health and safety all workers and residents in our homes are 100% vaccinated.

We ensure that each home caters for your individual needs and level of support, and our homes are equipped with the best facilities and quality support so you can live as independently as possible within your home .

We currently have seven Supported Independent Living (SIL) group homes located across Sydney, which are supervised 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our caring in-house team to assist you in meeting your goals and support needs.

If you have questions or would like to know more, visit the FAQs at the bottom of this page or contact us via the online form below.

We’re Here To Help

Windgap can support you throughout the entire housing application process.

Whether you already have Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding approved, or are at the beginning of the application process, speak to one of our representatives on (02) 8337 3600 or make an enquiry online to make sure you have a head start on the process and are updated for current vacancies or when a vacancy becomes available.

Vacancies Available

We are now taking placement enquiries for the properties below. Please contact us to discuss your supported independent living needs today or you can visit our Head Office in Banksmeadow!

NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation 

Tweedmouth Ave, Rosebery, NSW

Vacancy Currently Available

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Daniel St, Botany, NSW

Vacancy Currently Available

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Garden St, Maroubra, NSW

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Get In Touch

Accommodation Coordinator

Grainne Murphy

Grainne is the Accommodation Coordinator at the Windgap Foundation and is here to help guide you through the application process and to assist you with any disability group home enquiries you may have.

Please contact us through the enquiry form and we’ll get back to you within the next business day.

FAQs

Why choose Windgap’s Supported Independent Living?

Individuals who wish to live independently within the community in a caring and supportive group home benefit most from Windgap’s Supported Independent Living environment. The comfortable homes provide accessible, shared and private living spaces, as well as trained staff who are there 24/7 to provide individual care and assistance to complete day to day tasks.

The residential services also provide the opportunity for personal growth, to be involved socially with peers and develop independent living skills through attending additional services provided by Windgap such as our Supported Employment, Day and Community Programs.

What is covered in SIL funding?

Having Supported Independent Living funding will provide:

  • Help with daily living tasks like shopping, cooking and cleaning.
  • Help to develop individual plans to help you achieve your goals.
  • Help to access social and community activities.
  • Help to manage and attend appointments with you.

What is the difference between Supported Independent Living and Specialist Disability Accommodation?

Essentially, Supported Independent Living (SIL) is the funding for support services, and the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is the accommodation in which those services are delivered. SIL funding is typically for people who need 24/7 support while living in a shared home. It exists to cover the cost of the support staff in the house.

How do I qualify for Supported Independent Living accommodation?

To qualify for accommodation in a supported group home you need to firstly get in contact with your Support Coordinator to apply for SIL within your NDIS plan. You may be able to request an early plan review if required.

Applying to be assessed for SIL funding through NDIS can take several months to complete. If you are planning to look for a placement within the next 6-24 months, think about starting the process now.

What if there are no Supported Independent Living vacancies available when I enquire?

That’s OK. If there are no vacancies available at the time of your enquiry, one of our team members will record your details so we can contact you once a vacancy becomes available.

You can also begin applying for your SIL funding approval during this time which will assist in the application process.