People with mental health issues and/or other disabilities have sometimes lost connection with their communities.
The work of A Place to Belong is to help people connect or reconnect to their communities of choice. Much of this work can be accessed through the NDIS.
We help with:
- Lifelong learning
- Social skills
- Verbal skills in conversation, asking for things, speaking in everyday life.
Developing the skills to identify what you want to know; how to use this knowledge in everyday life and how to keep on learning for oneself. In a way becoming your own teacher on your path to recovery and discovery.
Understanding how to interact appropriately with others to build connections and friendships.
Supporting people to find places in the community to develop and use their skills.
People at risk of social isolation or deskilling will be supported to link with or form groups to support their involvement in the arts, work and other forms of civic participation.
Some of the ways that the NDIS describes this work
- Assistance with self-care activities during daytime weekdays
- Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible.
- Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities
- Provision of support to enable a participant to independently engage in community, social and recreational activities during the week
- Training in planning and plan management for participants unable to do this independently but who could do all or part of the task with training.
- Support is provided to guide, prompt, or undertake activities to ensure the participant obtains/retains appropriate accommodation. May include assisting to apply for a rental tenancy or to undertake tenancy obligations.
- Improved daily living skills.
- Personal training provided to a participant required due to the impact of their disability.
- Provision of time limited support to assist a person to develop and maintain daily budget, including assisting in planning purchases
Ready to discuss this more?
If you are interested to discuss this more please contact us on 07 3217 2522 and ask for Neil Barringham, or Jeffrey Johnson-Abdelmalik. Alternatively ring 1300 610 610 for the Anglicare Concierge and ask for mental health services and specifically A Place to Belong.