Development – Life Skills
Development of daily living and life skills is focusing on training and development activities that are undertaken by the client or their carer to increase their ability to live as independently as possible, this will also include support given that will enhance the ability of the client to travel and use public transport independently.
Training is able to be provided either individually or through group activities and is able to include skills in problem-solving, daily life activities, social skills, communication and managing funding of supports.
Building confidence and independence
We offer a range of training and development activities that aim to assist clients to manage challenges, we aimed to build their capacity to manage day‐to‐day life, through the development of their skills, knowledge and networks of support.
Alternatively, if you have a unique skill that you would like to learn we will aim to work with you to help you reach your goal. Our support workers come with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. Our aim is to help match those skills and interests with you!
General Life Skills Development
We recognize and appreciate the level of complexity faced by people with a disability when tackling everyday tasks and activities. We want to help provide training and development across a range of life skills, including:
Personal hygiene: such as showering, toileting and personal care
Transport and travel: such as planning your journey, accessing public transport and trouble‐shooting issues.
Nutrition: such as shopping for groceries and planning for and preparing a healthy meal
Communicating with service providers and support networks
Maintaining cleanliness in your home: such as housework, laundering of clothes and addressing maintenance issues or repairs
Individual life and personal skills development
We understand that there are unique challenges faced by people with a disability in relation to personal and interpersonal skills.
Furthermore, we recognize the many challenges that are faced by parents, family members, and carers to manage the issues relating to interpersonal relationships, social skills, sexuality, personal safety and regulation of emotions.
We provide services to help assist you and your family and/or carers to navigate these issues as they arise, as well as to help you implement strategies that will increase your potential to manage these issues into the future.
Numeracy, literacy and financial management skills development
Our staff are able to work with you to help you develop your skills and independence to have the ability to manage your finances, including managing a bank account and creating a budget.
We are also able to help improve your skills for communication and independent living by working to improve your numeracy and literacy skills.
Training for parents and carers
We realize that being a parent or carer is a full‐time, high-pressure job that places significant demands on an individual’s energy, time and resources. We are able to work with parents and carers to help develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that are required to manage both their day‐to‐day realities and longer-term situations.
In partnership with parents and carers, we are happy to provide information and guidance about the management of challenging behaviors, personal care, and mealtime support.'
We are also able to work with parents and carers to manage episodic issues including transition out of the family home into independent or group‐based living environments and transitions into, between and out of educational settings.