Yiga Ability Care offers a range of life skills supports that are designed to help people with a disability live active, healthy and independent lives. Our programs are customised to your individual needs and interests.

development of daily living skills

 

Through our Life Skills program we support you to develop everyday life skills that increase independence and control in your daily home life. Our caring and experienced staff will work together with you to develop your confidence and independence that will empower you to get the most from life.

Depending on your goals and needs, we can develop a program to support you with:

Independent Living Skills

  • Household management
  • Learning about renting
  • Household care
  • Laundry and clothes care
  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Organising and attending appointments
  • Nutrition, such as shopping for groceries and preparing healthy meals

Health and wellbeing

  • Preparing a nutritious weekly menu
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Cooking and healthy eating
  • Hygiene and personal care
  • Support to join and participate in local exercise classes and sporting clubs
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Learn a new happy
  • Proactive behaviour and assertiveness – speaking up for yourself

Travel/ Transport

  • Road safety
  • Help to use public transport such as trains, trams, buses, taxis
  • Planning your journey
  • Connecting with other people

Communication

  • Expressing your opinions, make decisions and respect others, while building your confidence and self-esteem.
  • Developing relationships
  • Friendships and group work
  • Personal presentation
  • Support to join local groups which are based on your interests
  • Visiting local community centres
  • Eating out