Capacity building supports

Improved Living Arrangements

Support is provided to guide, prompt, or undertake activities to ensure the participant obtains and/or retains appropriate accommodation.

Increased Social and Community Participation

Life Transition Planning Including Mentoring, Peer-Support, And Individual Skill Development

This Supports provide assistance in attending appointments, shopping, bill paying, taking part in social activities and maintaining contact with others.

Coordination of supports

There are three items that describe different layers of support coordination activity

Support Connection

Assistance for participants to implement their plan by strengthening the ability to connect with the broader systems of supports and understand the purpose of the funded supports and participant in the community. Support Connection will assist a participant to understand the aspects of the plan, assisting in the ongoing management of supports, and answer questions as they arise.

The intended outcomes of support connection are for participants to have the confidence and capacity to lead their plan, with the ongoing need for connection based supports reduced as a participant builds their capacity.

Support Coordination: Coordination of Supports

The delivery of Coordination of Supports is to assist strengthening a participant’s ability to design and the build their supports with an emphasis on linking the broader systems of support across a complex service delivery environment. Coordination of Supports is to focus on supporting participants to direct their lives, not just their services. This involves working together to understand the funding, identify what participants expect from services, and how participants want this design. Coordination of Supports also includes coaching participants and working with participants to develop capacity and resilience in their network.

The intended outcomes of providing Coordination of Supports is that a participant’s capacity and ability to design, develop and implement their supports is sustained and includes.

Specialist Support Coordination

Specialist Support Coordination is delivered utilizing an expert or specialist approach, necessitated by specific high complex needs or high-level risks in a participant’s situation.

Specialist Support Coordination should reduce complexity in the participant’s support environment in the context of broader systems of support, whilst also assisting the participant to connect with NDIS supports, negotiate solutions with multiple stakeholders and build capacity and resilience. Specialist Support Coordination may also involve assisting in resolving points of crisis for participants, and ensuring a consistent delivery of service during crisis situations.

The intended outcome of specialist support coordination is that complexities and barriers affecting a participant’s capacity and ability to implement their plan are reduced.

Therapeutic Supports

Develop skills that increase independence through a range of specialist therapeutic supports

VDAKK Mental Health & Disability Services (VMHDS) Therapy services support adults with mental health and Learning disability. Our therapists can support you to meet your individual goals and enhance your quality of life by:

  • increasing communication
  • enhancing mobility and access to local communities and
  • enabling you to engage in everyday activities.

Some of the services we can provide include:

Social and community living skills

We can assist people with disability to develop their social skills, form meaningful relationships and actively participate in the community.

Improved Relationships

VMHDS specializes in providing support to adults with the disability who present with the behavior of concern and are seeking to improve their relationships. By taking a human rights focus and building on an evidence-based approach, Positive Behavior Support (PBS) focuses on increasing a person’s quality of life and decreasing the frequency and severity of their behavior of concern.

This category is the provision of specialized assessment where the participant may have complex or unclear needs, requiring long-term and/or intensive supports to address behaviors of concern.

Behaviour Support

Behavior support requires a behavior support plan to be developed that aims to limit the likelihood of behaviors of concern developing or increasing once identified. This plan outlines the specifically designed positive behavioral support strategies for a participant, their family and support persons that will achieve the intended outcome of eliminating or reducing behaviors of concern. This support category includes specialist behavioral intervention support, which is an intensive support for a participant, intending to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviors of concern.

Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support

Highly specialized intensive support interventions to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviors of concern. Development of behavior support plans that temporarily use restrictive practices, with the intention to minimize the use of these practices.

Behaviour Management Plan Including Training In Behaviour Management Strategies

Training for carers and others in behavior management strategies required due to the participant’s disability.

Individual Social Skills Development

Social skills development with an individual, for participation in community and social activities.

Improved Daily Living

VMHDS can assist people with disability to develop daily living skills to become more independent at home, work and out in the community. We can provide comprehensive assessments, as well as individual and group-based interventions to assist you to develop particular skills.

This category includes the assessment, training, development and/or therapy to assist in the development or increase in skills for independence and community

  1. Assistance With Decision Making, Daily Planning and Budgeting
    Provision of time-limited support to assist a person to develop and maintain the daily budget, including assisting in planning purchases.
  2. Individual Assessment And Support By A Nurse
    Provision of care, training, and supervision of a delegated worker to respond to the complex care needs of a participant where that care is not the usual responsibility of the health system.
  3. Individual Skill Development And Training Including Public Transport Training
  4. Training For Carers/Parents
    Training for carers in matters related to caring for a person with disability.
  5. Individual Counselling
    Facilitating self-knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources on a one to one basis. Assist participants to work towards their personal goals and gain greater insight into their lives.
  6. Community Engagement Assistance
    Program to empower participants and improve interactions between participants and their social networks. Assistance to engage effectively in the community through a group approach to help achieve goals, gain insight into their lives and make informed decisions lives.
  7. Community Nursing Care For Continence Aid
    Continence aids: assessment, recommendation, and training delivered by a nurse.

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