Supported Independent Living

The Supported Independent Living service, known as ‘Our House’, provides supported independent living places for young people aged 15-17 years in the Far North Queensland region:

  • Atherton
  • Cairns North
  • Cairns South
  • Cape York North
  • Cape York South
  • Innisfail
  • Torres Strait Islands.

Supported independent living is provided to a young person in residential premises (not a carer's or young person's own home) by paid or contracted workers, where the workers generally do not live in the house but provide external support through regular visiting.

Supported independent living involves individual or small shared living and is most suited for young people aged 15-17 years with moderate to complex support needs who are transitioning to independent living.