Developing a Community Participation Plan
We work with you to develop your community participation plan, to make sure you will be involved in activities that you enjoy. Whether it’s learning a new skill or being accompanied to the movies, our team will ensure you can continue to do the things you love. Your comfort is our main concern, and so we strive to find the most compatible member of our diverse team for you to work with – this also ensures the success of our program, as you will have the right person helping you out.
St Jude’s provides customised support that builds your ability to independently participate in the community. This enables you to participate in training or education, engage in social and recreational activities, or develop skills to prepare for employment. We focus on connecting you with community organisations, groups and clubs that align with your interests, goals and lifestyle. You will also feel empowered to choose your own activities, including mentoring, socialising, sports, culture, healthy living, arts and volunteering.
How We Create A Safe Space For Community Participation
The team here at St Jude’s understand how important community participation NDIS services are in improving mental well-being, and creating a greater sense of independence and inclusion for those living with disability. Our team will strive to create a list of activities that you feel excited to participate in, as they will be based on your specific needs and interests. We will help you continue to do the things that you love, by connecting you with local organisations that give you the opportunity to participate in a range of activities.
These activities can include:
- Training and Education
- Recreation and Sports
- Arts, Crafts and Library Services
- Social Events including group meet ups
St Jude’s can also help you to meet your commitments by providing transport support. This could be direct transport, coordination of transport-related aids or equipment, or simply assisted travel on public transport. You will also have access to additional community disability services such as in-home care, accommodation, therapy and support coordination. Our aim is to make attending these events and participating in the community easier for you, so that you are able to join in more often.
How Can Our Support Workers Help you?
Our support workers are dedicated and understanding, and you will be paired with someone you feel comfortable and safe being around. Your support worker will be able to connect you with local organisations, so that you can participate in a variety of activities that you are interested in.
Our support workers understand that you may feel worried about the prospect of stepping out of your comfort zone and joining in with community events, so they make the process simple and streamlined and create a safe environment for you to enter into. If you have been struggling with joining in because you physically are unable to do so, your support worker will assist you by obtaining the necessary equipment or transport.
Our support workers will give you access to:
- Training and Education
- Recreation and Sports
- Arts and Crafts
- Social Support
- Personal Development Skills
- Preparation for Employment
- Transport, Assisted Travel and Travel Aids
- Support Coordination – connecting you with compatible providers in your area to support your needs and achieve your plan outcomes.
- Additional Services – such as home-care and therapy.
Why St Jude’s For Community Disability Services?
Here at St Jude’s, we aim to provide the most comprehensive community disability services, so that we can ensure you are well looked after and receive all the benefits of community participation.
Our attributes include:
- Availability – Our team is ready to commence services immediately, which means there are no waitlists.
- Support staff: Our support staff are required to go through NDIS worker screening process and we hand pick them to ensure they are suitable to provide personalise services.
- Transport– Often transport is the challenge for people with disability. We pick you and drop off at your home or preferred location. If you are a person with physical disability, don’t worry we have accessible vehicles to transport you.
- Compatibility – By having a diverse and experienced local team, we give our clients access to support workers that best suits their needs, interests and goals.
- Flexibility – We are flexible with our service offering that means we can customise services to your preference. We are available for our clients at any time, including after hours and on weekends. Also, our clients aren’t required to have a minimum funding in their plan.
- Diversity – We support people in any age group such as children, adults or older person with disability. Our team members have exceptional experience working with physical and psychosocial disabilities – so we are able to work with a broad range of individuals. St Jude’s is also registered with the Translating and Interpreting (TIS) Service, allowing us to work with non-English speaking clients.
- Mental Health Experience – St Jude’s have over 38 years of experience providing mental health support.
All of our providers at St Jude’s are registered with the NDIS, which means if you have a funded plan, you are eligible for St Jude’s disability services. If you are living with disability and believe you could benefit from our community participation NDIS services, then our dedicated team can guide you through the NDIS application and planning process.