SIL vs SDA: What's the difference?
SIL vs SDA
Supported Independent Living ( SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) can easily be mistaken for each other, as both are designed to help people with disabilities lead more independent lives.
However, SIL is focused on the support you receive while at home, while SDA is focused on the actual home itself, such as making adjustments to accommodate your specific needs in regards to your home.
Supported Independent Living (SIL)
Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA)
If you have extremely high needs, you will need to relocate to a specially modified home. The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) programme provides you with a home designed specifically for your needs.
SDA offers a variety of housing support and services, including the option of receiving a home designed specifically for people with severe functional impairments or receiving funding to improve your current home.
Support and other services can be delivered on time and safely in an SDA modified house because it has accessible features.The SDA funding, on the other hand, only covers the cost of the house. You must pay your rent and other daily expenses.
So, what's the difference between Specialist Disability Accommodation and Supported Independent Living?
SDA refers to a place that was either specifically planned or changed to meet the high needs of people who need a lot of help.
SIL is the name for the support and day-to-day living services that are given to a group of people in need so that they can improve their own skills and live as independently as possible.
If a person meets the requirements, they can get both SIL and SDA.
If a person needs both help with daily tasks and specially designed or changed housing, SDA and SIL will be paid for separately in their NDIS plan.
Separate funding for SIL and SDA gives them the freedom to live in a place that fits their needs and get the SIL supports they want.
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