Shared and supported independent living (SIL)

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Discover a variety of options for shared and supported independent living, including short-term transitional units, supported residential centres and long-term communal accommodation.

  • House details

    Area/suburb: Prospect, Tasmania
    Total number of residents: 3
    Resident age range: 30-55
    Gender specific accommodation: No
    Funded support level: Standard
    Access to community: Vehicle attached to house, public transport, local shops and cafes in walking distance

    Staffing levels: No wake shift
    Staff ratio: 2:4 and 1:4 varied throughout the week depending on participants needs. Sleepover shift in place 7 nights per week.

    Vacant bedroom size: Small
    Attached bathroom: 1 small

  • Physical setup and access to property

    Entry: There are 3 entry points into the property including the front and back door, and side entry which leads to a safe driveway access point for vehicles. The side entry is the main door currently used and has gated access for the front yard and street.

    Living areas: There is a large heated lounge room, open plan kitchen and separate dining room.

    Yard: The residence has a small, fully contained backyard with a small, open front yard. Both areas are flat and have concrete paths and driveway leading to all access areas. The backyard is not wheelchair accessible; however, the side and front yards are.

    Storage capacity: There is some capacity for storage in the garage attached to the house.

  • New resident profile

    Preferred age range: 35-60
    Gender: No preference

    Communication and cognitive ability: Compatible for residents who are verbal or have limited communication (expressive and receptive language) skills.

    Behaviours of concern: Staff are trained in positive behaviour support strategies as implemented by the Shared Homes Manager with input from a clinical psychologist. A prospective resident may require a comprehensive assessment and positive behaviour support plan as part of consideration for a vacancy. Ideally, behaviours of concern would not impact current residents.

    Physical needs: The house is designed and equipped to accommodate people requiring low levels of physical support.

  • Broad overview of the nature of the house

    Perth is a house characterised by capacity building and active support.

    House staff practice positive behaviour support strategies and recognise that all residents benefit from 1:1 support.

    Individual needs are tended to on a 1:1 basis.

    Most residents attend day support 4 days per week, and the other 5.

    Visitors are welcome.

  • Financial contribution

    Each resident contributes $545 per fortnight which contributes to bills, maintenance, groceries and general shared expenses.

    The rent is direct debited from this account also.

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  • House details

    Area/suburb: Prospect, Tasmania
    Total number of residents: 3
    Resident age range: 55-70
    Gender specific accommodation: No
    Funded support level: Complex
    Access to community: Vehicle attached to house, public transport, local shops and cafes in walking distance

    Staffing levels: Wake shift
    Staff ratio: 2:4 throughout the week depending on participants needs.
    Active night shift in place 7 nights per week.

    Vacant bedroom size: Medium
    Attached bathroom: 1

  • Physical setup and access to property

    Entry: There are 3 entry points into the property inlcuding the front and back door, and side entry which leads to a safe driveway access point for vehicles in the carport. The back door leads to the backyard and the entry doors are wide enough for wheelchair access.

    Living areas: There is a large heated lounge room, open plan kitchen and separate dining room.

    Yard: The residence has a fully contained backyard with a small, open front yard. Both areas are flat and have concrete paths and driveway leading to all access areas. The backyard is not wheelchair accessible; however, the side and front yards are.

    Storage capacity: There is some capacity for storage in the garage attached to the house.

    Leichhardt Grove has 3 participants sharing the house. The house is staffed 24×7 with at least 2 staff from 7am to 11pm. The residents receive support at home and/or community access activity all day during the weekends and public holidays. The night shifts at Leichhardt Grove are Active Nights from 11pm-7am.

  • New resident profile

    Preferred age range: 50-70
    Gender: No preference

    Communication and cognitive ability: Compatible for residents who are verbal or have limited communication (expressive and receptive language) skills.

    Behaviours of concern: Staff are trained in positive behaviour support strategies as implemented by the Shared Homes Manager with input from a clinical psychologist. A prospective resident may require a comprehensive assessment and positive behaviour support plan as part of consideration for a vacancy.

    Physical needs: The house is designed and equipped to accommodate people requiring high levels of physical support. All support workers have manual handling training.

  • Broad overview of the nature of the house

    Leichhardt Grove has participants that require moderate to high level of support with daily aspect of living.

    The house has 2 staff from 7am to 11pm and there is one active night staff from 11pm to 7am.

    House staff practice positive behaviour support strategies and recognise that all residents benefit from 1:1 support.

    Individual needs are tended to on a 1:1 basis.

    Most residents attend day support 4 days per week, and the other 5.

    Visitors are welcome.

  • Financial contribution

    Each resident contributes $528 per fortnight which contributes to bills, maintenance, groceries and general shared expenses.

    The rent is direct debited from this account also.

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    Leichhardt Grove vacancy profile