NDIS and our services now …?
The NDIS commenced rolling out in Mid-West Regional LGA from 1 July 2017 with many of our current clients (and new clients and families as well) participating in the planning process with NDIA planners.
If you have an NDIS Package?
Those people who have had their NDIS packages signed off are now being provided services according their approved goals within their NDIS packages.
If you don’t have an NDIS package yet?
Please remember that Lifeskills Plus understands that the transition to the NDIS can seem daunting and with this in mind we have allocated 2 staff members solely to work with families to provide the supports that you may need in this process.
It may be a while until everyone has had their NDIS planning meeting and had their plans approved by NDIS. Until then Lifeskills Plus will be providing supports to each person and their family under existing funding arrangements. Please remember wherever the source of your funding, all Lifeskills Plus services are focused on person centred planning and take into account your individuals goals and needs within the context of the funding provided.
Current Funded Services
This service provides an opportunity for families to have some space from their regular caring role. It is also an opportunity for you to participate in positive activities during this time.Venue and activities are your choice! You can have respite at the Lifeskills Plus Respite Centre, in your own home, at your choice of venue in the community.
Activities are generally group activities that you do with people with similar interests and goals and can also be done as part of your community.
These groups of young people meet weekly. You decide as part of a group what activities that you all wish to undertake for the term. In the past this has included everything from window shopping up the street, learning to cook, dance, to hiking out bush, canoeing and to going on excursions to Sydney and Canberra…. and everything in between. Amazing outcomes for incredible young people and we look forward to seeing the plans each term.
Host Family Respite
a service that enables you to have respite in a family environment with a host family that is suited to your needs. We have a delightful group of volunteers (all of whom have passed vigorous screening) that give up their time to ensure respite is an interactive and enjoyable experience for you.
Out of School Hours Service
Helps get you to get out into and learn more about your community and use the facilities in your towns and region.
Current Individually Funded Services
This service provides support to enable you to live as independently as you can in your community. The ways we can help depends on each person but might include helping you learn skills to help run your own house, cooking, shopping, going out to activities in your community, keeping healthy, etc.
A great service that provides support to help you increase the skills you are aiming for – having fun, learning to do things yourself, making friends, being included in your community – as well as such things as computer skills, healthy living (nutrition, planning, shopping, cooking, exercise etc.), community dance classes, art and craft, music, sport, horticulture, woodwork, looking after animals, sewing …. and the list goes on based around what you would like to do.
Supports you to take part in activities that you enjoy doing; learn to do new things to help increase your independence; help you volunteer in your community if you wish to; and help you to meet and mix with people who like the things you do.
Transition to Work and Employment Enable
These two services help you get the skills you need to get a job and to keep that job. Learning and activities are undertaken in a enjoyable manner with important outcomes for everyone. We include helping you research and understand different types of work. Its important that you know what you need to do to get a job (basic skills, types of jobs you might like and then work with you to see what specific training you may need to get them, writing your resume, practice interviews) We also help you find work experience at different places, learn teamwork skills and the things you need to do to keep a job and stay safe. We have had many clients with wonderful employment outcomes in retail, hospitality and mining as a result of their time with us and the skills they have learned.