Supported Independent Living

“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.

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.  

Watch the Open Minds video above

"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."


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


  • 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
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased participation in activities
  • Capacity building

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I Eligible for Supported Independent Living (SIL)?


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

Supported Independent Living (SIL) vs Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) - what’s the difference?

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 would like to discuss current vacancies. 




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.  




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.




Burpengary, QLD

Nestled in Brisbane's quiet north side suburb of Burbengary, this home offers all your favourite creature comforts without compromising on accessibility features throughout, and 24/7 support, this home is ideal for anyone seeking increased independence and a peaceful lifestyle. 




Kirwan, QLD

Looking for a cozy place to call home? Look no further than this charming property located in the tranquil suburb of Kirwan in Townsville. Not only does it offer all the creature comforts you could desire, but it also boasts accessibility features throughout and round-the-clock support. It's the perfect fit for anyone seeking enhanced independence and a serene living experience.

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

Express your interest

Send an enquiry through the form to the right and we’ll respond within 24 hours.

Or call us for free on 1300 673 664 to speak to us about Supported Independent Living