Supported Independent Living Services (SIL)
CRC provide our SIL service with a team of professional staff who work with our clients one-on-one in, and from their own homes, and out in the community, supporting their choices and advocating on their behalf.
We base our support on a goal/aspirational based system maintaining the client’s Individual Personal Plan (IPP) and the client’s identified needs.
How We Help
Each client’s needs are identified through the GP, family and friends, by creating an outcome plan through a Needs and Service Coordination (NASC), and the client’s individual circumstances and situation.
Our clients have flexibility and choice when it comes to how they want their service delivery implemented. As each client’s needs change, so will the support we can offer.
We offer support in a range of areas including providing assistance with using community facilities, shopping, budgeting, cooking, medical appointments and problem-solving. We also help when dealing with agencies such as WINZ or the bank.
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How to access our Supported Living Services (SIL)
- Visit your GP who will refer you to your local Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). In our region, this is known as ‘LifeLinks Disability Support Services’.
- Through the Needs Assessment and Service Coordination organisation, an assessment is completed to check if you are eligible and if Supported Living is the right service for you.
The principles of SIL are as follows:
Barriers to inclusion should be minimised, supporting disabled people to make informed choices and decisions. Supported Living builds links and opportunities which may increase levels of inclusiveness of disabled people in the community.
Individualised and flexible support:
Supports must focus exclusively on the individual within and across any chosen community environment. The services/supports that a person receives should reflect changing needs.
A commitment to building community and meaningful networks. People’s family and/or whanau, friends, and other important people in their lives and their community are central to the person. An emphasis should be placed on identifying and developing natural supports.
Choice and control:
Individuals should be able to exercise choice over where and with whom they live, take a central role in deciding what they do, and the types of services, supports and activities they participate in.
The focus of support is long-term and services need to be committed to the ongoing pursuit of autonomy and lifelong personal fulfilment for the person.
Supported Living is an option for all people who meet the eligibility criteria for Ministry of Health disability services, if this is their preferred support arrangement and support can be provided within available resources. However, for the purpose of this Agreement, the Ministry’s funding is available only in respect of a NASC organisation referral to the Ministry-funded Supported Living Provider.
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