Supporting Independent Living Co-operative shows the way forward for NDIS

By on July 28, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The Supporting Independent Living Co-operative (SILC) is now a registered NDIS provider in New South Wales.

The registration is a significant milestone for SILC, which will now be able to provide specialist NDIS supports to its members, for example exploring housing options, preparing rosters and employment of staff in a family-governed home.

SILC CEO Jo Battersby said “This is a great step for our members and for the development of the NDIS as a whole. As far as I know, we are the first provider to achieve registration that is owned and controlled by people with disability and their families.”

“The NDIS was set up with the aim of providing more choice and control for people with disability and I am confident SILC will be a great example of how to achieve this.”

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison said “The co-operative model is a natural fit for consumer-focused services because it puts the consumers at the heart of governance and ownership.”

Supported Independent Living Co-operative was formed in 2016 and aims to provide support to people with disabilities and their families to establish and manage family-governed homes under the NDIS.

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