We support and empower people with disability
Accommodation and Tenancy Obligations
My Ability Support can provide one on one support to assist you to achieve your Accommodation and Tenancy goals such as overcoming barriers that impact your current tenancy or supporting you to explore and obtain alternative housing. Accommodation / Tenancy also aims to assist you in applying for suitable rental accommodation or undertake tenancy obligations in line with the participant's tenancy agreement and needs. We ensure that our NDIS participants obtain or retain appropriate and safe accommodation.
Assist Access and Maintain Employment
Workplace assistance is designed to help individuals and/or groups of individuals find jobs, making use of professional networks to locate and communicate with employers. Once jobs are obtained, Assist Access/Maintain Employ will help employees keep them. The support is also available to individuals who secured their jobs prior to becoming NDIS participants. Support may be subject to Commonwealth Quality and Safeguards (for example, the National Standards for Disability Services certification, which is obtained through the Human Services Scheme); it depends ultimately on jurisdiction. Along with helping NDIS participants find work, the employment support helps them develop critical skills necessary to thrive in the modern economy—for example, resume writing and interview skills, among others.
Assist-Life Stage, Transition
Assistance for participants to implement their plan by strengthening the ability to connect with the broader systems of supports and understand the purpose of the funded supports and participate in the community.
Support Connection will assist a participant to understand the aspects of the plan, assisting in ongoing management of supports, and answer questions as they arise.
Coordination of Support
Further qualifications/experience required to strengthen a participant’s ability to design and the build their supports with an emphasis on linking the broader systems of support across a complex service delivery environment.
Coordination of Supports is to focus on supporting participants to direct their lives, not just their services. This may include resolving points of crisis, and developing resilience in the participant’s network.
We are here to support when Participant need us with:
- Capacity building skills
- Development of independent self-care and living skills
- Crisis and conflict resolution
- Financial mentoring
- Daily planning and Budgeting
- Establish supportive networks in a client’s community circle
- Linkage support to other supportive community services and programs
- Life planning and goal planning
- Assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations
- Life transition planning including mentoring, peer support and individual skill development
- Assistance with decision making
Daily Activities support to enable the highest independence in personal activities of daily living. These supports can be provided in the participant’s own home. Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible.
These supports are usually offered in your own home but can also be provided in your community environment as your preference. We know that each person has different needs and requirements, so we work to tailor our daily personal activities assistance to each of our participants. We’re here for your support.
Our service includes but not limited to:
- Showering or bathing
- Personal hygiene & grooming
- Going to the toilet
- Getting in and out of bed
- Moving around the house
- Help with eating
- Assistance with dressing and grooming
- Showering and bathing
- Toileting needs
- Hygiene assistance
- Moving around your home
- Bill management
- Managing expenses
- Assistance with cooking
- Engaging in activities of personal interest
- Community participation
- Skill building
- Engaging in personal activities
This service is ideal for participants who can no longer achieve personal tasks, such as managing hygiene and toileting without assistance. We understand it is better to receive this kind of help from someone who is not an immediate family member. Whatever your individual needs may be, you can expect compassion, respect and a mindful approach to your comfort and privacy from such services and care.
Assist-Travel / Transport
My Ability Support provides travel and transport services to people with disability. Assistance with travel and transport include supports that enable participant’s to build capacity to independently travel, including through personal transport-related aids and equipment, or training to use public transport.
A participant’s transport supports may also include the reasonable and necessary costs of taxis or other private transport options for participants who are not able to travel independently, as well as transport to and from school for students.
My Ability Support staff will drive you to your appointment or another place in the community and take you back home when you’re done. Our transport services are booked on an ongoing basis, such as a weekly trip to the shops or regular medical appointments. We provide you with safe, convenient transport, scheduled in advance to help you get to:
- School or another educational facility
- Your doctor or other medical appointments
- Your local shopping centre
- Around your community
Daily Tasks / Shared Living
Whether you are living in your own home, living a shared accommodation arrangement or a rental property we can ensure that we’ll assist in providing you with a plan for you to achieve living independently.
Our highly trained staff will support you by:
- Teaching you how to live with others and ensuring you can cope with your responsibilities around the home
- We’ll even assist with your move if it is the first time you are going to be living in your own or shared accommodation
- But most importantly teach you how to live well independently and assist you with the basic daily tasks like getting yourself ready each day, preparing healthy wholesome meals and enjoying life to the fullest.
Innovative Community Participation
Innovative Community Participation Program is designed to support NDIS participants to build skills to actively participate in their community. Through side-by-side practice, the program involves highly skilled Community Engagement Practitioners who assist participants to expand their opportunities for community participation and employment.
As appropriate, participants who access this program can expect support working on:
- The importance of community engagement, social contribution and relationships in maintaining personal wellbeing
- Self-awareness and self-care
- Gaining awareness of personal interests, skillsets and passions and linking these to employment pathways
- Emotional awareness and self-regulation
- Adaptive social competency including increased awareness of social norms and expectations
- Their relationship with their disability, independence, confidence and self-worth
- Navigating systems and programs to successfully participate in their community and employment pathway Preparation and support to access training and employment opportunities
- Capacity building for seeking assistance in the community context without ongoing formalised supports
What is Life Skills Training and Development?
We can help you work on goals to develop your independence, confidence and everyday life skills so that you can make the most of your life. We want to help you live as autonomously as possible through the growth of skills such as problem-solving, communication, social, daily activities, critical thinking and more. Learn the skills to face life’s challenges through life skill training and disability skill development.
Why is Life Skills Training and Development important?
Developing life skills enables the growth of independence and confidence. This can enable you to live a better life, with more of your needs being met by you. Developing life skills allows you to have the ability to process life’s challenges easier. Salt would love to assist you to build your independence and live a smooth life where your needs are met.
Household Tasks. We help participants in a variety of tasks such as:
- vacuuming and mopping floors
- dusting and wiping surfaces
- kitchen cleaning including sinks, taps, benches, microwaves
- bathrooms including toilets, showers and baths
Our services are not restricted to those inside the house, but also activities such as:
- backyard cleaning,
- grocery shopping,
- garbage disposal,
- and other permissible household tasks under the individual’s support plan.
Assistance with Social and Community Participation (Support Category 4) is a funded support category that you may find in your NDIS plan, under Core Supports.
This funding covers the SUPPORT NDIS participants need to meet goals relating to participating in community, social or recreational activities. These activities may be provided in a centre or in a community setting.
You could use this funding for a Disability Support Worker to support you to travel to and attend a music concert.
This funding also covers support for activities that are either centre-based or out in the community (e.g. to attend a gardening group) at standard or higher intensity rates.
Under Assistance with Social and Community Participation, the NDIS may fund a support worker to support you to:
- Attend personal development courses
- join a social group
- take an outing or a holiday
- go on a holiday camp
- visit your local library
- see a movie or a concert
- go to community events, and/or
- join a sporting club.
Here support is designed to assist and encourage participants to join in community, social and recreational activities with a group. The goal is to foster an inclusive and stimulating environment in which participants are free to meet new people, make new friends, participate in activities, and learn new skills, all while socialising and having fun.
A broad range group-based activities and programs are available to participants, including:
- Arts and crafts
- Board games
Group/Centre Activities also help participants develop critical skills like handling money, planning and organising activities, using computers, and resume building.
How much do our services cost?
Understanding the NDIS price guide is important as are NDIS payment rates. This NDIS pricing guide should give you a better idea about how much different services cost all and is broken down into separate sections.
Visit the NDIS website for more details on pricing arrangements and service fees.