“From the very first turn of the key, I knew I was home”

Open Minds Supported Independent Living (SIL) service enables you to discover ways to manage living in your own home, as independently as possible.

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We know there’s no place like home.

Our team of professional and supportive staff will work with individuals and their families or guardians to identify what they need in a home, and support clients to access and maintain stable accommodation and community connection, ensuring choice and control for your overall health and wellbeing.

Support Workers are on hand to support you with cooking and maintaining your home, accessing the community, and helping with personal grooming and hygiene whilst being respectful and caring. Our experienced team provide 24/7 person-centred care, so we are there when you need us, anytime.  

"Having my own name on my rental, has been a life-long dream of mine… Open Minds have supported me in achieving this dream. The moment I turned the key, I knew I was home, with the support needed to keep me out of hospital."

Mary
Open Minds Client

Our SIL service includes:

  • Residential shared support options for like-minded people
  • Matching you with like-minded people to live with
  • Maintaining your home and assistance with household tasks
  • Social skills development and support to attend group activities or hobbies
  • Daily living assistance
  • Community participation
  • Personal care
  • 24/7 support including overnight awake shifts
  • Support to arrange home modifications as required

Benefits

  • Feel safe and secure in own home
  • Taking control of your own choices
  • Personal independence and increased confidence
  • Learn how to work within a budget
  • Improve your housekeeping skills
  • Stay close to friends and family, in an area familiar to you

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility:

  • Aged between 18 - 65
  • Approved NDIS funding package
  • Including Supported Independent Living in your package

Have you heard of Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) but don’t understand the difference?

They may sound like the same thing, but essentially, SIL is the funding for support services, and the SDA is the accommodation (the physical house itself) in which those services are delivered.

Here’s a different way to see what that looks like:

An SDA provider:
Will look after the house itself – as in the physical structure, the bricks, walls, roof, etc – think of it like a landlord or property owner or building manager. SDA homes are built with peoples needs in mind such as accessibility, reinforcements and all the requirements of a home a person may need to be independent.

 

A SIL provider (Open Minds):
Will manage the supports required by the individual. Essentially this means that a SIL provider, like Open Minds, supply the support workers to support people in the house with tasks of daily living to focus you to develop your skills so that you can live as independently as possible.

Our Homes

Have a look at some of our homes below and get in touch with us on 1300 673 664 if you want to discuss our current vacancies.

4154 3 1

Wakerley, QLD

This home is in a very convenient location, being central to the motorway and Westfield carindale.  A quiet suburb, in a cul de sac with great tenants who share common interests in cooking, keeping active and bowling.  


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4164 3 1

Thornlands, QLD

A modern new home in a quiet new estate.  All amenities are just a few minutes drive such as shopping centres, cinemas, parks, ferries to local islands and more.


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4077 2 2

Loganholme, QLD

A range of modern, private 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available, all with 24/7 onsite support for emergencies (Concierge SIL model). Situated in a quiet neighbourhood, with easy access to pacific motorway, public transport, and Hyperdome.


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4109 3 3

Sunnybank, QLD

Located in a quiet residential area, this house is near public transport, parklands and local shopping centres.


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4006 2 1

Bowen Hills

These SDA Approved Apartment are in the pumping suburb of Bowen Hills.  All of the conveniences of City living are at your fingertips, with an incredible rooftop entertaining area with drool-worthy views.

Apartments are provided by Summer Housing with Conciege SIL Supports provided by Open Minds.  Not sure what Concierge Model supports are?  Give us a call and we can walk you through it.


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4670 3 1

Bargara (Bundaberg), QLD

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Improved Liveability Duplex Unit.  Coastal, quite lifestyle for participant with 1:1 24/7 SIL funding.  Close to all amentities and short drive to town of Bundaberg with  leisure activites and services. 


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Contact us today to find out how we can help you find a home in a location that suits your needs.

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