Services are available to all NDIS Participants.
You may be needing a break from your daily routine or just needing some time out, our staff are waiting to welcome you.
The Centre works in collaboration with existing Service Providers and Participants, current Plans are followed to ensure continuity of support.
Joanna Life Skills Centre offers:
- Quality accommodation in a relaxed, safe and supportive rural environment
- Individual support and ongoing reviews to ensure participant needs are being me
- A variety of daily activities
- Continued support from existing Support Workers where possible
- Group and Individual counselling
- Support to attend appointments when required
- Learning through creativity and activities that instills hope and builds on personal strengths and resilience.
- Building skills that work towards goals and realistic future opportunities for employment and independent living where possible.
- Increased local community participation through participation and mentorship.
Travel in style to our range of daily activities, excursions, shopping, appointments and more...
Our Centre offers a wide range of facilities for various activities including our Recreation Centre, Commercial Kitchen, Pamper Room, Gym, Oval, Tennis Court and much more...
Our Furry Friends
The Centre is also home to a range of furry friends that can be interacted with...
Activities are designed in consultation with each Participant, (as well as Family, Carers and Service Providers where appropriate) and may include,
but are not limited to:
- Support with daily living skills that enhance or improve independent community living.
- Personal care and hygiene, cooking, cleaning and laundry are all part of each participants daily routine.
- Onsite daily fun activities of Exercising in our fully equipped Gym, Painting in the Bush Hut, Music and Games in our Recreation Room, Exploring Nature Bush Walks around the property, Relaxation and Meditation group, Play a game of Cricket or Football on the oval, join in on a game of Tennis on our court, help feed the animals, join the Multicultural ladies in the kitchen for cultural cooking and food days plus many more...
- Offsite excursions to local areas of interest including Naracoorte caves, Naracoorte swimming lake, fishing and luxury boating around the Robe Bay and many more...
- Regular information sessions to increase understanding on a broad range of topics which promote participation in Personal Goal Setting and Staying Well Strategies.
- Presentations by experienced staff and through other relevant Professional Organisations accredited in their fields.
- Skill building sessions ensure all participants can join in and gain additional skills at their own pace. Skill building sessions serve to increase each participants sense of self-worth, increase resilience, level of functioning and independence and allow them to continue to build their capacity.
- Some participants may wish to work toward becoming a volunteer or gain paid employment.
Skill building sessions at the Centre can include but is not limited to: Fire safety, First Aid, Infection Control, Hand Hygiene, Mental Illness Disorders, Relapse Prevention, Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Anger Management, Suicide Prevention, Medication Awareness, Early Warning Signs, Restoring Hope, Increasing Resilience, Emotion Regulation, Respectful Behaviour, Goal Setting and Literacy support and much more...
Joanna Life Skills Centre Services include:
- Household Tasks - supported learning in general care and maintenance to empower participants to gain skills they can use when living independently.
- Assistance with Travel/Transport arrangements – to allow participants to attend day programs, excursions, shopping, or other activities.
- Innovative Community Participation – including support to attend or present at community activities or mainstream events.
- Community Nursing Care - provided by an onsite Registered nurse, allowing participants with some high care needs to participate in activities they would otherwise be unable to attend.
- Therapeutic supports –using a collaborative approach with a range of professionals to provide multiple services at the Centre, allowing participants to engage in practical activities such as art and music as well as counselling, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and other supports.
- Exercise Physiology & Personal Well-being Activities – to inform and promote individual physical activity, healthy eating, healthy sleep routines and healthy choices.
- Assistance to Access and Maintain Employment or Higher Education – to assist and enable participants to successfully obtain and/or retain employment.
- Development of Daily Living and Life Skills – supported learning that builds on participants’ existing knowledge base allowing them to achieve a higher level of independence.
- Daily Personal Activities – supported learning that includes prompting or assisting participants to undertake personal tasks.
- Group and Centre Based Activities – including supported learning that promotes group participation in social and recreational activities.
- Assistance with Daily Life Tasks in a Group or Shared Living Arrangement - 1:1 or group learning that supports individual needs to allow participants to learn skills that are appropriate to co-living.
- Participation in Community, Social and Civic Activities – supported learning that builds confidence and self-esteem, allowing participants to attend and take part in social and civic activities.
- Assistance in Coordinating or Managing Life Stages, Transition and Supports – includes tailored support and learning that enhances participants’ abilities to direct their own support needs as they build support connections and transition to independence.