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Improved life choices

What are the aims of a Life Choices Program?

  • Develop skills required to achieve personal goals
  • Increase Independence
  • Participate as an active member of the community

 

Life Choices Objectives:

  • Maintain participants’ capacity to participate in community life
  • Enhance participants’ independence
  • Facilitate and promote opportunities and pathways to ensure participants benefit from ongoing learning and personal development
  • Support participants to develop and sustain social interactions and participate in the community
  • Provide a respite effect for their families and carers.

 

The difference between the Life Choices options:

Centred Based with Community Access offers an individual the opportunity to participate in a range of activities provided in a centre based program and in the community. Individual Community Access is where each person  is supported by NWDS who acts as an options coordinator and helps to design their own program or activities in a range of community settings.

 

Examples of Life Choices Programs:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Independent living skills
  • Physical exercise to promote an active life
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Contribution to local community
  • Increased community access
  • Connectivity to local community organisations

 

Eligibility:

Applicants should be:

  • Between 26 – 54 years old
  • A resident of NSW
  • Not undertaking paid employment for more than 8 hrs per week, full time vocational education or higher education
  • Have been assessed by DADHC as eligible for a service under the NSW Disability Services Act 1993

 

Funding:

ADHC funded adult day programs that assist people with high to moderate support needs achieve their goals by offering activities that meet individuals’ health and activity levels, life-stage, interests and changing support needs. 

 

Person Centered Approach:

Each individual in the Life Choices Program has their own ‘Person Centered Plan’ which identifies the goals and strategies and how they will be achieved. 

 

Life Choices Program Locations

Locations: Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Castle Hill, Holroyd, St Marys, Rouse Hill, Parramatta, Riverstone, Richmond, Penrith.

 

Location: Conie Avenue, Baulkham Hills
Postal Address: PO Box 947, Baulkham Hills NSW 1755
Phone number: 02 9686 4155 or Fax number: 02 9686 4144 
Email: enquiries@nwds.org.au