Our team are friendly and super helpful. Intrigued? Take a read of some of our skills below.
Ability Links focuses on building a person’s ability, and linking people to their community. Our aim is to strengthen the network of support around you and to pass on skills. As a result, we help people to live with as much independence as possible.
We assist with:
Recovery Coaches recovery-enabling relationships. They are specifically trained people that often have a lived experience with mental health struggles.
The role is not about curing or making mental health issues go away but about working towards and maintaining optimal mental health. That looks different for everyone.
Recovery coaches support people with psychosocial disabilities to live a full and contributing life. The programs delivered by Recovery Coaches are centred on passing on tools that help to better manage complex challenges of day-to-day living.
Recovery Coaches teach strategies and use programs focusing on strengths and resilience. As a result, they empower ability and increase self-confidence. Coaches are trained to work collaboratively with people, their families, carers, and other services to help build security and a sense of community.
A Recovery coach with lived experience is called a Lived Experience Recovery Coach.
Recovery coaches without lived experience are called a Psychosocial Recovery Coach.
Making decisions can be tough, especially without all the information in from of you.
Assistance with decision making, daily planning and budgeting focuses on supported decision making.
This isn’t about making decisions for someone, or planning out their day; it focuses on gathering options and information and presenting them in a way that it makes planning, budgeting and decision making easier.
This service focuses on linking participants to peers and mentors that provide volunteer assistance within the participant’s home or community to develop skills.
For instance, assistance in attending appointments, shopping, bill paying, taking part in social activities and maintaining contact with others.
We can help with activities to help participant find or keep appropriate accommodation, especially those at risk of homelessness. This may include assisting to apply for a rental property, negotiate to secure government housing assistance or to undertake tenancy obligations in the mainstream market. We can even assist people to explore an Independent Living Options package; where you can get support from a live in support worker or housemate.
Generally we use this as an interim service until support coordination is funded in a plan.
Assistance in developing life skills and training. This could include public transport training and support, developing skills for joining in community, social and recreational activities.
The self-management capacity building item provides you with flexibility to purchase services to that help you to self-manage your funds and supports.
It is designed to complement other capacity building supports to like support coordination, individual skills building or plan management. It is there to help participants to develop skills to have choice and control over their plan.
Programs to empower participants and help them to make new friends and improve how they engage with the community.
This includes assistance to engage effectively in the community through a group approach to help achievegoals, gain insight into their lives and make informed decisions.
The Federal Government already funds Disability Employment Services (DES), though sometimes their services don’t quite cover the level of support NDIS participants require to find or keep a job.
Some participants may not be eligible for their services. This service can be funded to assist alongside DES.
It can include things like coaching, skills development or mentoring related to employment goals.
Funding used on innovative community participation is for activities that don’t quite meet other funding categories, though are still considered reasonable and necessary support. This support enables participants to access mainstream activities in the wider community.
This could be a cooking class, art classes or countless other activities.
Please let us know if you require an interpreter or need us to change the way we do things.
We are happy to organise translation. Our resources and services can be delivered in ways that help you to feel comfortable.
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