Supported Residential Facilities

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Supported Residential Facilities

What are Supported Residential Facilities (SRF)

Supported Residential Facilities (SRFs) provide accommodation and care services to people with disabilities, mental illness and older people in a group setting. SRFs are regulated by the Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992 (South Australia) and are privately operated.

The Supported Residential Facilities (SRF) sector offers low level supported accommodation – not aged care at the level provided by Commonwealth-funded facilities. The South Australian Government SRF Intake and Support Team (SRFI&SS) determines eligibility for the Board and Care Subsidy. The Government pays the subsidy to the proprietor on behalf of the eligible person. The SRFI&SS assessment considers such factors as: medical and general health diagnosis, mental health, personal care needs and behavioural issues.

Services vary between SRFs and may include personal care, medication monitoring, meals, laundry and cleaning.

For more information download our Supported residential facilities fact sheet and the resources below.

Vacancies and Lists:
Catalyst Foundation maintains complete listings of SRFs in South Australia as well as monthly vacancy registers.
Complete list of ‘pension only’ SRFs
SRF ‘pension only’ permanent vacancies
SRF ‘pension only’ respite vacancies

Useful contacts:

The local council where the Supported Residential Facility is located

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion for general information, tel. (08) 8226 6052
Exceptional Needs Unit: SRF Intake and Support Team tel. (08) 8448 4600

Contact Catalyst Foundation (formerly Seniors Information Service) for a list of SRFs as well as a list of current vacancies, tel. (08) 8168 8776 if you experience any difficulty with the links provided above.

Supported Residential Facilities and Serviced Apartments
The information above refers to ‘pension only’ SRFs. This term is used to distinguish them from serviced apartments that operate under both the Supported Residential Facilities Act and the Retirement Villages Act. Serviced apartments are usually not suitable for a person whose only income is a Government pension. See the webpage on Retirement Villages for further information. To search for serviced apartments see our online housing directory.

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