Community Access

Community Access is a Day Programs Service

In our Day Programs we facilitate activities that are based on your individual interests & goals, promote learning, skills development and enable access, participation and integration in your local community

There are four possible areas of activities—

Skills Development

Community Access

Adult Education

Leisure and Recreation

Click here to download our “Community Access” information leaflet

Service guidelines:

We can accept referrals from families, carers, health/welfare agencies and people in the community. If you are referred by third parties, you and your family will be informed of the referral.

A meeting with the Direct Services Manager is then arranged for an assessment. This is to check whether you are eligible for the service. We will also take this opportunity to explain the service in detail to you.

If eligible and there is a vacancy within the service, a PCP (Person Centred Plan) will be developed with you and your family and/or your advocate.

A PCP defines your individual goals within Day Program times.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Community Access you must:

  • Reside in the Mid -Western Regional LGA
  • Have a physical, intellectual, sensory disability
  • or a combination of any of these.

Your disability must be permanent or likely to be permanent and must have resulted in a substantially reduced capacity for learning, communication or mobility.

You must be at least 15 years of age and no longer enrolled at school.

Priority

Priority service is given to those eligible people who

  • Have the highest support needs
  • Have aged or single carers who are not accessing other support services.
  • People who have no or limited access to other services for reasons of social isolation, geographic location and lack of peer support networks.

Fees

Although Lifeskills Plus is funded by the government through NSW Department of Family and Community Services - Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care it is expected that you contribute a nominal fee in part to the cost of service.

However you will not be disadvantaged because of your inability to pay for care.

Transport

Transportation may be provided during the day to assist you to access program activities, but it is not provided for commuting purposes at the beginning or end of a day program - other than in limited & agreed circumstances.