Supported Independent Cairns - Maple Services

Supported Independent Living Cairns

Maple Community Services SIL in Cairns

If you’re living with a disability and looking for heightened independence and better access to the community then our SIL housing in Cairns is a great option. At Maple, we are acutely aware of the challenges that you face when it comes to daily activities, the opportunity to get around, meet like-minded people and participate in the community.

Our diverse and multicultural team of professionals pride themselves on matching compatible housemates in the location of their choice and watching you flourish in your new environment. Whether you prefer a private dwelling or one of our friendly shared apartments we have you covered for however long you need to stay.

Supported Independent Living Accommodation in Cairns

Our Supported Independent Living in Cairns provides you with a variety of options to best suit your needs and preferences. They are versatile to any adaptations that need to be in place and we can work with you to find the best fit for you.

Our disability housing in Cairns includes:

  • Fully furnished, accessible and large spaces for living, cleaning and sleeping.
  • Well-maintained outdoor spaces for relaxation and fresh air.
  • The option for shared support ratios in private and shared dwellings.
  • Weekly management check-ins with our team.
  • Use of our accessible van and transportation services.
  • Open invites to the regular outings and events.

You can expect to receive weekly management check-ins with the team and access to our transportation services and accessibility van. We organise regular outings into the community that all participants are welcome to join. 

Close Transport Proximity

We carefully select our supported independent living to be close to transport links for ease of access and commuting.

24/7 Support

Talk to a real person in real time; get real life support, in the moment solutions, and 24/7 responses.

Diverse Background & Languages

80% of our Support Workers come from different cultural backgrounds and speak a diverse range of languages so you feel comfortable and at ease during your journey with us.

Supported Independent Living Application Process

Reflect on your current situation, future goals, skills, and potential for improvement. Assess the support you currently receive from non-paid sources like family and friends.

Obtain assessments from Allied Health Professionals for NDIS eligibility. These assessments should cover the impact of your disability and your housing and support needs.

Obtain a written report from an Occupational Therapist, addressing your housing needs and any situational changes, such as ageing parents no longer able to provide support.

A psychology or GP report can further support your candidacy for SIL. These reports should indicate why you are a suitable candidate for SIL.

Your Support Coordinator should submit a detailed report outlining your housing solutions and a transition plan.

You, your family members, and carers may discuss your situation and disabilities to provide evaluators with a comprehensive view of your needs and abilities.

Maple Community Services is available to assist throughout the application or reapplication process, ensuring completeness and accuracy.

The NDIS will make a final decision on the types of services that will benefit you or your loved one.

You can rely on Maple as experts in helping our clients gain SIL approval whenever it is appropriate. We are happy to help you with your or your loved one’s SIL referral. With our fast turnaround time on referrals, we can help you get started more quickly than most SIL providers.

Our approach to Supported Independent Living in Cairns

How Maple can help with SIL in Cairns

With decades of experience as SIL providers in Cairns, Maple Community Services specialises in hospital-to-home transitions, those with criminal convictions and those who have high complex needs.

Our expertise extends to navigating the complexities of the NDIS system and assisting you with Support Coordination and Plan Management where needed. Whether you’re looking for Supported Independent Living (SIL) or Specialist Disability Accommodation for long periods or respite care for short stays, we have ample accommodation options for you to choose from. 

Other Maple Support Services

Core Supports

Core Supports are the services that enable you to complete activities of daily living, working towards your goals, and meeting your objectives.

Support Coordination

Support Coordination means we help you identify, coordinate and access support services and disability services providers on your behalf.

Plan Management

Plan Management consists of supporting you to manage your NDIS Funding. We are the connection between you, providers, and the NDIA.


Accommodation/SIL provides assistance and/or supervision of daily tasks to help you live as independently and happily as possible.

Contact our team to find out how we can help you

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