Supported Independent Living

What is Supported Independent Living?

Support and assistance with tasks of daily living in a shared living environment, with a focus on developing the skills of each individual to live independently.

Shared living means 2-3 people share their supports in their home.

The type of support provided varies depending on the needs of the individual. This can include assistance with personal care, meal preparation, household tasks, and transportation. 

Supported independent living is designed to be flexible and customised to each person’s needs. 

Besides helping you meet your basic daily needs, we empower you to live more independently. 

Our support will allow individuals to have greater control over how they want to receive support. In turn, this is pivotal in achieving better quality of life, confidence, and wellbeing.

Frequently asked questions

  • Why Choose Focus?

    We have been providing support services to people for nearly 30 years. Focus ACT is an experienced and respected organisation helping people 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 goals.

  • How do I move in with Focus?

    Focus holds a Vacancy Management Panel made up of professional experts that review individual client situations every two weeks. At the Vacancy Management Panel, it will be decided on how we provide specific and tailored support to a new client to live their best life. If we believe they are a better fit to a different business or support method, we will make the appropriate suggestions moving forward.

    Once a person has been accepted through the Vacancy Management Panel, we will create a Vacancy and begin the matching process. It is our processes that make sure we have long lasting positive relationships with all our clients, their guardians and all external stakeholders.

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  • What are supported independent living services?

    Supported independent living services refer to support services  provided to individuals with disabilities or mental health conditions. This type of service allows them to live independently in their own homes or in the community. 

    The services may include housing support, personal care, health care, employment and educational support, social and recreational support, financial management, and advocacy. 

    Supported independent living services aim to support health and wellbeing, independence, and community inclusion for individuals with disabilities or mental health conditions.

  • What is living independently?

    For those with disabilities or mental health conditions, independent living can be challenging due to physical, cognitive, or emotional limitations.

    Supported independent living services aim to assist individuals to live independently and achieve their goals.

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