WHAT WE DO
OUR SERVICES

At GIFSA we are committed to working with you to live the life you choose and all of our programs and services have been developed to reflect this

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ASSISTANCE WITH DAILY LIFE

GIFSA can provide support with everyday personal activities that assist you to live as independently as possible at home and in the community.

Support may be provided at home or in the community, with the aim of these services to enable participants to live autonomously as possible.  Some things we might help you with are:

 

  • Help with getting ready for your day (showering, dressing etc.)

  • Support to help you get out and about in the community including driving you to places or accompanying you on public transport

  • Help to do household chores such as cleaning

  • Getting help around the yard such as lawn mowing

  • Someone to assist with food preparation and meals, or the costs associated with meal delivery

  • Support with health and fitness

  • Assistance getting to appointments.

 

Support types that you may be able to access under Assistance with Daily Life in your NDIS Plan include:

  • Assistance with daily personal activities

  • Assistance with household tasks

  • Assistance in shared living arrangements

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ASSISTANCE WITH SOCIAL & COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

This support area relates to assisting with or supervising a participant to engage in community, social, recreational or economic activities. These supports can be provided in a range of environments, such as within the community or a centre. Some of the task may be but not limited to:

  • Attending personal development courses

  • Taking part in a social group

  • Taking an outing or a holiday

  • Going on a holiday camp

  • Visiting your local library

  • Seeing a movie or a concert

  • Going to community events, and/or

  • Playing a sport

Support types that you may be able to access under Assistance with Social & Community Participation in your NDIS Plan may include a support worker:

  • Transporting you to and from the activity

  • Attending with you

  • Helping you get the most out of the class such as providing Auslan interpreting, communication support or assistance with completing activities

  • Support with using the bathroom, eating or other personal care requirements while you are out and about

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KIDS & HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

Saturday Morning Club

Saturday morning Club program is a service GIFSA provides for school age children from the ages of 6 until 18. This program is designed to assist participants with community access, group activities and social skills.

This program is only available during the school terms with program schedules available upon request.

School Holiday Programs

The School Holiday Program is a service GIFSA provides for school age children from the ages of 6 until 18. This program is designed to assist participant with community access, group activities and social skills, and is delivered during the school holiday periods.

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SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is help and/or supervision of daily tasks to help you live as independently as possible, while building your skills. SIL is paid personal support and can include:

  • Personal care such as getting into or out of bed and getting dressed and meal preparation

  • Help getting around and with tasks associated with running a household like cleaning and grocery shopping

  • Medication management

  • Support for managing challenging behaviours

  • 24/7 and overnight care

Under the NDIS SIL is one of many support options participants can receive. When considering if SIL is the best option for a participant, the following are considered:

  • the participant’s goals for their potential home and living arrangements, and the support required for daily tasks to assist in living as independently as possible 

  • if alternative supports may be a better option

  • if the participant has significant support needs that require person-to-person supports, and what supports they already receive

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SUPPORT COORDINATION

Support coordination is support funding that can be included in your NDIS Plan to help you get the most from your budgets and supports.

GIFSA's experienced Support Coordinator will support you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to community, mainstream and other government services. Our Support Coordinator will focus on supporting you to build skills and coordinate your supports and connect you to providers.

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RESPITE SERVICES

 

Respite means that family members can find support if they want a break from their role as a carer. It also offers people with disability the opportunity to get out and about in the community.

Two types of respite are available:

  • Non-residential respite may involve someone coming into your home to care for a family member with a disability or accompanying them to activities in the community.
     

  • Residential respite can include short-term stays away from home.

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