Support focuses on increasing independence and living skills in a variety of areas including accessing the community, household management, social skills, self help, numeracy and literacy.
The type of activities and support is planned by the participant and their family in consultation with our Community Support Coordinator and will fall into one of two categories:
1) Independent Living Skills (Developmental Support)
The development of learning and life skills in areas that specifically relate to independent living (i.e. financial and household management; accessing public transport, cooking). This model offers 1-1 support to people with a disability in the home or within the community. This model is not time limited and participants may require ongoing developmental support. Support will be evaluated and plans will be reviewed at regular intervals.
2) Independent Living Skills (Transitional Support)
The provision of time-limited transitional support to increase independent living skills for people with disability. This support will be for a specific time period or discreet activity purpose such as attending short course at TAFE or accessing a time limited program. This model may also offer group based activities facilitated by Open Minds according to expressed and/or perceived needs of participants and their families. People accessing this model of service must be prepared to engage in the development of an exit strategy as part of the planning process.
To meet this priority consideration, an older carer must be:
- 65 years or over, or if Indigenous, 45 years or over
- providing care to a family member with a disability.
Adults with carers of all ages will also be considered under this initiative.
For enquiries, please phone Open Minds on (07) 3900 3456.