What is life skills training?
Life Choices/Active Ageing/In home accommodation support
Life Skills Training (LST) provides a wide range of in home, centre based and community based services to people with a disability aged between 18 and 65. Support is person centred and assists participants to live the life they want to live. Programs are based in the individuals need and personal choices.
These supports can include:
- home cleaning skills
- cooking skills
- budgeting workshops
- personal care and hygiene
- assistance in accessing health and medical care
- assistance in accessing the community
- Social support
Life Skills Training facilitate programs by spending time getting to know the individual, their families and other important people in their lives. This assists in understanding their life and who is involved. Support staff work closely with the individuals and people around them to ensure we provide supports that will enhance opportunities in achieving their goals, dreams and aspirations.
At Life Skills Training, our aim is to provide a person centred approach in supporting participants to build relationships, enhance skills and capabilities. Life Skills Training incorporates many fun and exciting leisure activities and outings in to their programs. These can include, but are not limited to:
- Music and dancing
- Art and Craft
- Social Club
- Tenpin bowling
- Rugby League matches
- Cooking program
- Fishing and BBQ at Wyangala Dam
At Life Skills Training, we acknowledge that everyone is an individual – we are different ages, we have had different life experiences and we like different things. This is why Life Skills Training will offer you:
- Support that matches your interests and aspirations
- Choice about the people and support workers who work with you
- Support that is best suited to you and what you need to remain happy and engaged in your local community life
- Opportunities to connect with people and places in your community that interest you
Active ageing assists people with moderate to very high support needs aged 55 to 64, to achieve their goals and participate as valued and active members of society.
The active ageing program offers:
- Age appropriate daytime leisure and recreation activities
- Flexible service options to meet increasing/high medical needs
- Opportunities for community inclusion and participation, including mainstream seniors involvements.
- Support to build and maintain networks of support.
The life choices program offers purposeful age appropriate daytime activities matched to the individual’s skills and interests. These can include:
- Leisure and recreational activities
- Healthy lifestyle choices
- Opportunities for community inclusion and participation eg volunteering
- Support to pursue individual interests and age appropriate social relationships.
Life Skills Training and You
Life Skills Training is a service for people with a disability, aged between 18 to 65 years of age, that have a mild to moderate intellectual disability or an acquired brain injury (ABI).
Life Skills Training offers both a day program and in home accommodation support service to assist service users live independently. Programs can include assistance with:
- Establishing Household Routines
- Cooking Programs
- Cleaning Programs
- Computer Skills
- Budgeting Skills
- Art and Craft Programs
- Referrals to Activities and other Services
- Social Club
- Group Activities
- Lawn Bowls
- Healthy Lifestyle Programs
For further information about Life Skills Training please contact us.