SERVICES

Supported Independent Living is long term supported accommodation in a positive home environment, encouraging you to be independent.
Supported Independent Living will give you the opportunity to:
• Enjoy new experiences
• Socialise and build relationships
• Be involved in recreational activities of your choice
• Learn new skills
• Build your independence
Short Term Accommodation & Assistance is what used to be respite for people with disabilities.
Short Term Accommodation & Assistance will allow you to experience some time away from your family home, in a safe, supported shared accommodation home.
You can use Short Term Accommodation in one of our shared accommodation homes or in your own home.
At our Short Term Accommodation & Assistance homes you will have the opportunity to:
• Enjoy new experiences
• Socialise and meet new people
• Be involved in recreational activities of your choice
• Learn new skills
• Build your independence
• Participate in the community
You can stay for the day, overnight, a weekend, a holiday, or longer according to your funding and our availability.
Support Coordination will assist you to develop an individualized plan and start organizing your supports and connect you with your local community and services.
Support Coordination will help you to:
• Plan your goals
• Find services that can help you with your goals
• Choose the services you would like to use
Specialist Support Coordination
A Specialist Support Coordinator is an experienced practitioner who will:
• Assist you in building your NDIS individualised plan
• Work with you to access health, education and justice services
• Help you understand what special supports you can access with NDIS
• Ensure you have the specialised services that you need
• Assist you to book appointments for your special supports
• Work with you to achieve your outcomes.
Specialist Disability Accommodation is a form of housing that is designed to enable you to receive the support you need to live more comfortably in your own home.
The type of build will depend on your disability.
Specialist Disability Accommodation funds will pay for the building that you live in.
Community Access is when a support worker helps you go out in the community to do things that you like, such as:
• Go out for shopping
• Visit your favourite places (coffee shop, library, cinema)
• Do activities in the community (classes, sports, concerts)
• Visit friends and family
• Go to work or volunteer
• Visit health professionals
With active support from AGAPI Care support workers, you can:
• Achieve your goals and outcomes
• Engage in recreational activities like going to the movies, joining in sporting activities, attending classes and workshops, walking to local cafés and shops
• Do your own shopping and budgeting
• Manage your personal care while out and about
• Learn to travel on trains, trams and buses
• Interact with your community with confidence
• Reach your potential
AGAPI Care’s Plan Management service can help you look after your NDIS money.
We will help you:
• pay invoices
• do the paperwork and
• keep records about your NDIS money and how much you have spent.
You can choose the service providers you want. Your service providers can be registered with the NDIS or not.
As your Plan Manager we will:
• look after your NDIS money
• pay your support invoices
• look after your NDIS paperwork
• keep records about what happens with your NDIS money
AGAPI Care will help you with personal daily life tasks so that you can live as independently as possible.
These supports can be provided in a range of environments, including your own home.
AGAPI Care will assist you with therapy supports and functional assessments and implement strategies to meet your goals according to your NDIS plan.
We can also support your with training in mobility and strengthening and improving daily routines to enable your maximum independence in your daily life.
AGAPI Care can provide you with individualised in-home support if you choose to have supports such as respite and personal care in your own home. This provides you the opportunity to receive supports by one of our trained staff while maintaining your independence. You may also choose to give your main carer a break and request respite support in your own home.
Maintaining your house
If you require support with tasks you find difficult to manage yourself, AGAPI Care’s staff will assist you to do these daily tasks. For example changing the batteries on your smoke detector, cleaning and decluttering your house, general pruning or rubbish removal, gardening maintenance and more.
Assistance with Shopping
Our In-Home Support doesn’t stop there. If you require assistance to do your shopping or we can assist you with this task.
Assistance with Appointments
Lastly, if you have scheduled appointments with doctors and you require transportation, or someone to escort you to and from the appointment or someone to attend with you AGAPI Care staff are available.
Mental illness can cause great distress and has varying effects on people’s personal lives, including work, relationships and everyday errands.
There are many different types of mental illness that can have varying degrees of severity.
Some common types include:
depression
anxiety
bipolar disorder
schizophrenia paranoia
It is important to note that mental illness and disability don’t go hand in hand, and there are people who experience a mental health condition who do not have a disability.
Psychosocial disability can arise from a mental illness and severely impact a person’s ability to recover. You can be considered to have a psychosocial disability if your condition significantly impacts your day to day living and your ability to participate in community life.
It is likely to be a lifelong condition where you need regular support.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers support for people living with a psychosocial disability to aid in your recovery.

If you require support with mental health or domestic violence please contact us on 03 9471 1231 immediately. All information is private and confidential.

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