The Independent Living Program

The Uniting Independent Living Program (ILP) supports people who identify as experiencing long-term, persistent mental illness to live independently in their own home, in the community. It’s designed specifically for people whose mental health compromises the stability of their housing.

The ILP uses a supported housing model – which means that we support people to maintain their tenancy, work towards their recovery, engage with their community and remain in safe, secure housing.


The Independent Living Program at Uniting is accredited against the National Standards for Mental Health, a requirement set by the Mental Health Commission.

The Accreditation demonstrates our Housing team’s dedication to delivering a recovery-focused mental health program for our tenants.

Eligibility for the Independent Living Program

In order to be eligible for the ILP, you need to be engaged with clinical mental health support and require support to maintain sustainable housing.

You can download the eligibility criteria here.

Due to the high demand for the Independent Living Program, there is a lengthy wait list.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility for the program and referral pathways please email us or call 9220 1288. 

Tenant Hub

Current ILP tenants can access tenant resources using the Tenant Hub. The hub will give you access to policies and procedures, tenant surveys, newsletters fact sheets and forms for you to report a problem.