who and what is silc?

People with disabilities and their families are supported to establish family-governed homes in a natural setting, with choice and control over where they live, who they live with and the people that support them.

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why use silc?

SILC was established in September, 2016, as a hub to support families to develop their own independent housing models under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


Choose your housemates
Choose who you want to live with and where.


Be yourself
Taking responsibility and having control over your living environment through the active involvement of your family and community.


Ongoing support
Having greater peace of mind as you create lasting, stable home.


Develop valuable networks
Sharing information, resources and experiences allows you to help and to be helped by other families in the spirit of mutuality.

the para co-operative difference

Postively impacting communities, continued engagement between families.

"PaRA co-operative has demonstrated that family governance models can work very successfully. It has also demonstrated the improved productivity and quality that occurs when families and staff work together in the interests of the young adults living in the house." - PaRA Co-operative.

SILC has made a real difference to the life of myself and my family.

I have been able to connect with other like-minded families through SILC and have been able to access support and resources to build a home-away-from-home environment for my son with severe disabilities to live in for part of the week. SILC has equipped me and enabled me to be involved in every step of my son’s shared care living arrangements, ensuring that it is a happy, secure environment for him, with workers that are best able to support him.

up and coming events and dates in our community

Don't miss out on these informative industry events.

November 24, 2019

SILC Bike Ride with Caleb Ewan 2019

Peppers Craigieburn Bowral
Support SILC's upcoming fundraiser
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silc updates and news features

The latest industry news and information.

May 24, 2019

Discussion on the Co-operative Model, Giant Steps and SILC

ABC Radio Interview with Steve Anthony and Melina Morrison on how the co-operative model works, establishing Giant Steps and SILC.
June 20, 2019

SILC Submission to Thin Market Review

Submission to the Thin Market Review on SDA.
November 24, 2019

Testimonial From a SILC Family

Ed reflected on how establishing a SILC home away from home, for his brother William, has supported his family and enriched their lives.
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Our purpose is to create great homes and life experiences for people with disability.

Our focus at the moment is Sydney (NSW). If you live outside this area, fill out the General Inquiry form opposite and we'll get in touch with you.

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