SILC - Supported Individualised Lifestyle Choices

Welcome to SILC

Supported Individualised Lifestyle Choices (SILC Ltd) is the service arm of The SILC Charitable Trust, an independent Trust with strong beliefs that all people are valued contributing members of their communities. SILC Ltd is committed to being of service to people who require support in their home and the community to achieve quality valued lifestyles within a community of their choice.

Peter's story provides some background on how SILC Ltd came to be.

SILC Ltd has been operating in the Tauranga Region since 1991, supporting people with disabilities to live valued meaningful lives of their choosing. The skills we have supporting people with disabilities can be beneficial to any person who as a result of a life changing event requires support in their home.

We understand that it can be difficult for families when a loved one requires more assistance and support than the family can provide. SILC is here to make life easier for families and especially for the person needing support in the most respectful and empowering way possible.

How to get support?

SILC is here to make life easier for families and especially for the person needing support in the most respectful and empowering way possible.

Are you looking for support for yourself or a family member or friend? Click here

Do you have Individualised Funding and not sure where to get support staff? Click here

If you are unsure who to contact about support? Click here

OR if you just want to talk to to a real person who can answer your questions, or direct you to someone who can, call us on 07 571 1262 or email us on and we will get in contact with you.

2014 Star Awards - Our Time to Shine

Star Awards Logo

Click on the Star Awards logo above to view a slideshow of photos from various social events, along with excerpts from nominations received for this year's Star Awards. 

The venue sparkled and shined for us.  Click on the photo above to view a slideshow of more photos from the night. Go to our Latest News page for more on our Star Awards.

2013 Tauranga Westpac Business Awards

Members of the SILC Health & Safety team and Board members receiving the 2013 ACC Workplace Safety Award

Saying that we were surprised by our success at the 2013 Westpac Business Awards would be an understatement. Shocked, overwhelmed, humbled, stunned, grateful, relieved and validated are words that come to mind.

We entered the awards for the first time in 2013 and felt quietly confident with our robust Health and Safety systems and we were hopeful of doing well in that category. So winning the ACC Workplace Safety Award affirmed our belief in our health and safety systems and our commitment to ensuring that our staff are well supported in their roles.

Winning the BOP Polytechnic Community Organisation Award was the cherry on top. We feel that the award has validated our contribution to our local communities and especially the amazing work our staff do in supporting people to live the lives of their choosing.

Mission Statement