Supported Independent Living

What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

SIL is a NDIS funded support that provides services for people with disability to live in a shared home. Supports are often 24/7 and can assist each resident with their daily life at home including: 

Cooking, meal preparation and nutrition

Cleaning and daily household tasks

Personal care & assistance with medication

Why Sunnyfield


How we help you


Finding you a home that suits your needs in an area of your choosing.


Matching you with other residents to share your home with.


Supporting you to build your independence at home.


Connecting you with your local community and surrounds.

Meet the matchmakers

Our resident match makers are experts in developing Supported Independent solutions and navigating through the NDIS.
At Sunnyfield we’ll match you with your ideal housemates and develop a personalised support plan.

Di is a seasoned professional with a highly skilled approach to navigating the NDIS. A naturally creative thinker Di prides herself on providing out of the box solutions for clients and their families looking for a home for life. Driven by her passion to support people with disability in achieving their goals Di will be with you every step of the way in your journey home.
Di Ferro

Business Development Officer

Having spent five years working in accommodation services for people with disability, Raquel has built a strong foundation of knowledge in establishing successful shared living homes. Enthusiasm, passion and heart go into everything Raquel does, she knows that each resident has their own individual requirements and will work alongside you to understand your story.
Raquel Solomovic

Business Development Officer

Have a question about Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

We aim to provide all the information you need to find the right solution for your needs. If your question remains unanswered, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to assist you with your Supported Independent Living enquiry.

What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a shared living arrangement of 2 to 7 NDIS participants, with 24/7 support in a home environment. SIL supports people with disability that require assistance with daily life tasks. Each resident is funded individually and the funding reflects their individual and shared support in the home.

Am I eligible for SIL funding?

The NDIA has set criteria to access funding for SIL based on ‘reasonable & necessary supports’. To be eligible for SIL funding a participant must:

  • Provide evidence that they are unable to live without 24/7 supports. This is identified through a Functional Assessment Report (FAR) undertaken by an Allied Health professional.
  • Provide an Identifying Housing Solution’s report by a support coordinator.

Eligibility must also:

  • Take into account informal supports provided by families, carers, networks and the community.
  • Be effective and beneficial to the participant.

Sunnyfield can support you in determining your eligibility for funding.

What support will Sunnyfield provide me?

Sunnyfield will provide you with support with daily life tasks within your home as a group or individually. Support has the intent of building independence and may include:

  • cooking and preparing meals
  • personal care such as showering
  • distributing medication
  • learning to catch public transport
  • social outings with other housemates
  • taking you to medical appointments and recreation activities.
How do I know if I have funding for SIL?

Funding for SIL begins only when your eligibility has been determined and you have found a home and housemates to move in with. Once these steps have been completed then we can support you in submitting funding requests to the NDIA for approval.

I am eligible for SIL, what's next?

Now that your eligibility has been determined we can start to find a home and housemates for you to move in with. These actions must be completed before we start the process of submission for SIL funding with the NDIA. We have a team of experts on hand to support you in starting this process, contact our friendly “Match Makers” today to begin your journey.

How much does SIL cost?

SIL funding is dependent on the level of care required for the resident and is categorised as standard or complex, your NDIS funding covers support needs only. The cost of support does NOT include:

  • rental for the home;
  • day-to-day living expenses such as food, activities or supports when hospitalised;
  • items covered in other sections of the NDIS price guide such as assistive technology, transport costs, day program and work.

Additional costs can be found in the NDIS Price List.

Please click on the link below to view Sunnyfield Resident Rent and Services Fees.

Sunnyfield Shared Living Client Fees

Will I be included in household decisions?

Yes, all residents and families have a say in what their life looks like in their home. We are all one big family, making informed decisions together based on individual and group needs within the home. This is your home after all and all decisions are made with everyone’s input.

What type of properties does Sunnyfield offer?

Sunnyfield has a range of properties available for those wishing to find their forever home. We offer homes with 4-5 bedrooms and independent units with 1 bedroom and shared common areas. Have a look at our current SIL vacancies.

Who will I be living with?

You will be sharing with 4-5 housemates who have been matched to suit your personality, hobbies, interests and support needs. Your housemates will be people that you will be sharing many of life’s experiences with and who you will enjoy a social home environment.

Supported Independent Living (SIL) Models explained

There are a range of Supported Independent Living (SIL) accommodation models available for NDIS participants, we also have range of established SIL vacancies available across NSW and the ACT.

Traditional Model

Service provider leases or owns an affordable housing property in locations such as Western Sydney, Northern NSW and the Hunter.

Rental Leased by Families

Rental property is leased by families for the residents and Sunnyfield delivers 24/7 supports.


A home is gifted or bequeathed to Sunnyfield for the purposes of Supported Independent Living (SIL).


I don’t have SIL funding but would like to know more

If you’d like to find out more about SIL funding and eligibility, simply fill in the contact form below, and one of our team members will give you a call to discuss your options further.

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