We provide personalised Supported Independent Living (SIL) accommodation services for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
We currently have vacancies in our shared-living SIL homes across Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast. All SIL homes are in great locations with access to shops, services, and local amenities making it easy to get out into the community.
Our highly trained disability support workers provide residents with best-practice care and 24 hour, 7 days a week in-home support.
SIL vacancies with full property listings are updated regularly on our website, you can search by region and funding type.
We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Residents enjoy a safe, comfortable and inclusive home with:
If you or someone you support is looking for housing, our experienced team can assist you with every step of the application process from applying for NDIS funding and finding the right home, to moving and settling in.
SIL is the assistance you receive at home from support workers that helps you live as independently as possible. It can include physical supports like helping you get in and out of bed every day, as well as any support you need to keep you safe at home.
Eligibility for SIL funding does not depend on where you live. You may be eligible for SIL funding, whether you rent privately, own your own home, live with others, or live in Specialist Disability Accommodation.
There are three levels of SIL funding:
The SIL provider is the person or organisation who employs the support workers that help you live as independently as possible at home. We are the SIL provider in all CPA homes.
SDA refers to the physical ‘bricks and mortar’ of disability accommodation. Only people who have very high physical support or safety needs are eligible for SDA funding from the NDIS.
SDA funding is to allow residents to pay rent to the person or organisation who owns the SDA building where they reside.
While CPA is the SIL provider in all of our homes, the homes where vacancies are listed on our website are owned and/or managed by one of five independent SDA providers: CP Foundation, Compass Housing, Link Housing, Hume Housing or Evolve Housing.
There are five levels of SDA. To determine which level you are eligible for, your Support Coordinator will arrange for you to receive an OT Functional Assessment and other assessments if required to support your application. They will then help you apply to the NDIS for an assessment of your individual SDA level.
The five levels are:
Applying for SIL and SDA funding is complex, and we recommend engaging a Support Coordinator. If you don’t already have one, contact your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) and let them know you need funding for a Support Coordinator to help you explore housing options.
Your Support Coordinator will explore all housing options to identify the right housing to suit your individual goals and care needs. They will also help you gather all the evidence (including OT Functional Assessments and other specialist reports) to demonstrate the level of funded supports you need.
Yes. Many people will only receive SIL funding, and only some participants will receive both SDA and SIL funding.
Only participants with SIL funding in their NDIS plan are eligible to live in a CPA home.
If you require short- or medium-term accommodation, please see CPA Respite Services. These services do not require SIL funding as respite is funded from your Core Supports funding.
Yes. Most but not all of CPA’s homes are registered for SDA.
CPA does provide SIL services in 10 homes that do not require you to have SDA funding. These homes are at Castle Hill, Chester Hill, Granville, Merrylands, Narraweena, Ryde, Casula and Warwick Farm.
SIL funding pays for all on-site care services provided to you within the home. These include transfers in and out of bed, to and from wheelchair (if required), toileting, showering, dressing and grooming, laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping and meal preparation, mealtime assistance, and so on.
NDIS SDA funding pays the SDA provider to provide and look after the ‘bricks and mortar’ of homes where CPA residents live. The SDA provider is the owner/property manager of the home. They are responsible for repairs and maintenance of the home.
SDA is funded by the NDIS under ‘Capital Supports’ and is paid directly to the housing provider by the NDIS.
CPA provides the SIL, or care, services to all residents in all of our homes. While we do not own all of these physical properties, approximately 15% of our homes are owned and managed by CP Foundation.
The homes where we only provide SIL services are owned and/or managed by the following independent housing providers:
*Direct debit payments are set up to occur on a fortnightly basis.