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NDIS capacity building supports

Building your capacity to access community and social activities

Windaan will work with you to develop your skills and independence for getting involved in community and social activities.

Windaan can help you to build capacity in various ways, including:

  • Supporting you to develop strong relationships and community networks
  • Developing your daily living and life skills
  • Assisting you to participate in the community
  • Strengthening your ability to coordinate your supports and live at home

Increased social and community participation

Windaan understands how important it is for you to have strong social connections and be involved in community. We work with you by using skills-based learning to develop your ability to access these activities.

All the supports under this category are designed to help build your skills and confidence to do things independently. This can include things like getting to appointments, using transport, paying bills, joining activities – or any other goals you have for community and social participation.

 

Windaan’s social and community participation supports come under four categories.

Innovative community participation

Development of daily living and life skills

Participate in community

Assistance in life stage, transition and supports

Innovative community participation

What it is

Windaan offers new and innovative ways to support you to participate in your community.

It’s all about discovering what social and community goals are important to you and finding innovative ways to help you achieve them.

We can design a culturally-appropriate program of individual and group activities to increase your skills and build your confidence in a fun and social environment.

We work with you to:

  • identify supports within your own community
  • assist with building relationships
  • strengthen your support networks, and
  • help you develop skills to become more independent.

Some examples include:

  • Travel training to help you access public transport independently
  • Training to access group or individual sports activities or classes
  • Supporting you to learn a new skill such as craft making, weaving or gardening
  • Supporting you to develop an existing skill such as music performance or dance

Keen to learn more or just have a chat about it?

Development of daily living and life skills

What it is

Windaan can support you – and/or your carers – to develop skills for everyday life.

Life skills development is all about helping you to get the most from life, by developing goals, confidence and independence for daily living. It’s about practical training that empowers you to live how you want to live, every day

Some examples include:

  • Nutrition, such as shopping for groceries and preparing healthy meals
  • Communicating well with your service providers and support networks
  • Transport and travel, such as planning your journeys and accessing public transport
  • Developing financial skills, such as budgeting, understanding bank statements and managing your bank account
  • Supporting you and your carers to make choices that benefit your health and wellbeing
  • Developing your skills as a parent or carer, such as learning to cope with day to day demands, manage challenging behaviours or assist with personal cares
  • Developing skills to support someone to move out of the family home into an independent or group‐based living environment

We work with you to:

  • General life skills
  • Numeracy, literacy and financial management skills
  • Parent and carer skills
  • Communication skills

Keen to learn more or just have a chat about it?

Participate in community

What it is

Windaan can assist you to participate in fun community and social activities with our mob.

It’s about supporting you to get involved in activities that you like, making new friends and becoming more independent by being part of your community.

We work with you to find culturally-appropriate activities that you will enjoy – and support you to make the most of them.

Some examples include:

  • Supporting you to attend group social activities, such as beach or fishing trips
  • Supporting you to attend community events, such as ceremonies or cultural activities
  • Supporting you to go on day trips, such as bushwalks or to sporting events
  • Supporting you to meet new friends by providing opportunities to socialise

Case study

In the school holidays, Windaan took a group of young people on day trips to Scotts Head Beach and Coffs Harbour Golf Driving Range. Participants were supported to save money for the trips, plan to catch the bus, and have everything needed ready for each day.

These one-day trips provided the opportunity to socialise and make new friends while doing fun things.

Keen to learn more or just have a chat about it?

Assistance in life stage, transition and supports

What it is

This category is all about supporting you to manage life stages and transitions.

Windaan can assist you with short- and long-term supports that focus on empowering you to coordinate your supports, live at home and participate in your community.

It’s about giving you choice and control, helping you to find the information you need, and providing advice to assist you with making decisions to help you reach your goals.

Some examples include:

  • Assistance with connecting you with supports
  • Coordination of supports
  • Assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations
  • Life transition planning including mentoring, peer support and individual skill development
  • Assistance with decision making, daily planning and budgeting

Case study

Elanora was living in her own home but was having difficulty with preparing meals. Windaan helped her to organise Meals on Wheels to deliver meals five days per week. They also organised a key-lock box at her home, so that emergency services could get in easily if needed. With these supports, Elanora was able to continue living in her home.

Keen to learn more or just have a chat about it?

Are you ready to feel empowered? Let’s yarn!

The mob at Windaan are here for you and your family, contact us to see how we can help you.

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