- Domestic duties, including cooking, cleaning and laundry
- Shopping for groceries, budgeting and money management
- Arranging transport to visit your family and friends and other social activities
- Personal care, showering and dressing
- Creating and maintaining a routine, and learning new skills.
Live life independently with around the clock support from your Great Mates.
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy life in one of our lovely homes, either independently or in a shared community with others. Our friendly, dedicated Great Mates team will sleepover and be there for you with 24/7 support when and where you need it. We’re confident you’ll love living with Great Mates.
- A space to thrive and be you.
- An opportunity to learn, grow and develop life skills.
- A community where you can meet and build lifelong relationships with a diverse group of individuals.
- A pillar of support from trained industry professionals who care.
- A place of belonging and purpose.
- A perk to Travel with Great Mates as part of your plan with no extra cost 🙂
We’ll work together to match you with housemates that best suit your lifestyle, abilities, personality and interests. Everything starts with open conversation, so we’ll step you through your options and answer questions or concerns along the way. If there’s a home that catches your eye, let us know and we’re more than happy to show you around.
What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?
What do I need to do before I can Live with Great Mates?
If you’re approved for SIL in your NDIS plan, we’ll need to check a few things before you can move. Like with any shared living arrangement, you’ll need to be compatible with your potential housemates. Plus, with SIL housing, your support team will also need to consider: whether the housemate to support worker ratio is right whether an Occupational Therapist has approved the house.
How does SIL funding work?
If approved, SIL funding will be part of your plan, but it doesn’t have a dollar amount assigned. So, you’ll work with your Support Coordinator and provider to determine how much support you need. Since SIL is typically used in shared living arrangements for people with high support needs, your provider (that’s us!) will create a quote for everyone living in the home. The program is funded individually, but you may be living with others who have similar needs to you, so the provided support can be shared amongst everyone living in the home. The NDIS will cover reasonable and necessary costs of SIL, so you’ll never be out of pocket for SIL support.
Where can SIL funding be used?
Lots of places! SIL funding can be used in Special Disability Accommodation, or a private rental, your own house, housing through the Department of Housing or shared accommodation.