What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

Support and assistance with tasks of daily life in a shared living environment, with a focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as autonomously as possible. Shared living means 2-3 people with similar lifestyles can be supported to live a normal life in the community and the comfort of their home.

Why choose Focus?

We have been providing support services to people living with intellectual disability for nearly 30 years. Focus ACT is an experienced local organisation helping people in the ACT to live at home and enjoy a better quality of life. We will work with you to develop a personal care plan that builds on your strengths, individual needs and will help you to achieve your specific goals.

Assistance with Daily Living


  • Life skills training
  • Managing money
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Home maintenance
  • Communication and social skills
  • Daily personal activities
  • Domestic duties
  • Shopping
  • Self-care
  • Medication support
  • Being mobile

Social and Community Participation


  • Assistance to access social, community and recreational activities
  • Transportation assistance
  • Exploring hobbies and interests
  • Visiting friends and family

Improved Living Arrangements


  • Assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations
  • Managing rental and utility payments
  • Manage repair and maintenance services
Learn more about Housing Services

Support Coordination


  • Support to manage your NDIS plan
  • Connection to support providers
  • Preparing reports and documents for NDIS plan review
  • Advocacy on your behalf to receive an NDIS plan adequate for your needs
Learn about Support Coordination