Teenage Group

Having a great time with other teenagers and contribute your unique individual skills to benefit the whole group.

That is what we call “Learning outside the square” in a safe and happy environment

Lifeskills Plus’ Teenage Group aims to:

  • Promote integration with community activities
  • Support teenagers to become familiar with the local community and recreational facilities
  • Encourage decision making and teamwork skills
  • Promote the development of social skills through regular use of facilities that are available in our community.
  • Support and promote the recreational interests of teenagers.

Click here to download our “Teenager Group” information leaflet

What Lifeskills can do for you

Every person has their own areas of need and wishes to be part of their community. Lifeskills supports people to achieve this.

Teenagers meet weekly to participate in activities which have been discussed and decided upon by the members.

Teenage Group participants also have the opportunity to discuss, decide on and participate in excursions outside their local area

Service procedure

Referrals can be accepted from families, carers, schools, health/welfare agencies and people in the community. People being referred must be aware of the referral.

  • A meeting is then arranged with our Direct Services Manager (DSM) to do an assessment to see if you are eligible for the service. We will explain our service to you and answer all your questions.
  • At LifeskillsPlus we encourage positive experiences for people with disabilities. Our Teenage group programs will include those activities typically undertaken by teenagers in the community.
  • Activities undertaken by our Teenage Group are driven by the people who are participating. Information, discussion and decisions are made as a group and are then supported by Lifeskills Plus Inc. staff.

Activities are driven by participants …

Some of those activities are:

  • Getting out & accessing community facilities like library, sports facilities, exhibitions, etc…
  • Participating in local events like concerts
  • Joining sporting events
  • Creating Art, Drama initiation
  • Learning Crafts like Sewing and Woodwork
  • Excursions to places and industries of interest to participants
  • Participating in weekend camp
     

Eligibility

To be eligible for Teenage Group you must:

  • Reside in the Mid Western Regional LGA
  • Have a physical, intellectual, sensory disability or a combination of any of these.
  • Have low to moderate support needs
  • Be a current High School student
  • Disability must be permanent or likely to be permanent and has resulted in a substantially reduced capacity for learning, communication or mobility
  • Priority is given to those teenagers who have parents who are in the workforce.

Transport may be provided during the day to assist a person to access Teenage group activities, but it is not provided for commuting purposes at the beginning or end of an Teenage Group session other than in limited circumstances.