Adults with disability
Yooralla’s Support Coordination service links adults and children with disability with the right providers to meet their needs. We support participants to understand and implement their NDIS plan.
Our multidisciplinary approach means we provide assistance to source providers, coordinate a range of supports, build on informal supports, resolve points of crisis, and help you develop resilience in your own network and community.
Our team is comprised of people with extensive disability services training and will travel to meet and support people make the most of the NDIS plan. We provide all levels of Support Coordination including Specialist Support Coordination.
Opportunities to get out and about in the community
Yooralla’s Community Hubs and Supports provide day services to young people and adults with disability to support a range of lifestyle skills and to promote choice and independence. Support is planned to complement peoples existing informal supports – such as family and friends – and to maximise community participation opportunities.
Yooralla provides Assistance with Daily Living for people with disability. This can cover getting ready for their day, getting out and about in the community, enjoying social activities, getting to work or an appointment. We provide one-on-one support, seven days a week, assisting people to live the life they choose.
Yooralla’s Therapy team can work with adults with disability to improve their communication or to increase mobility and engagement in everyday activities.
Our flexible and qualified team of therapists provide multidisciplinary support across a range of therapies, including:
- speech pathology
- occupational therapy
- psychology, and
- family support and counselling.
Short-term care (respite)
Yooralla provides tailored short-term accommodation (respite) experiences and the chance to take a break from the daily routine. We can provide support in people’s own homes, or in our purpose-built respite accommodation. With options for all ages, all our accommodation is fully accessible, fitted with appropriate assistive technologies and supported by highly trained and qualified staff. We can support people with complex health requirements, and health and safety is our highest priority.
Supported independent living (accommodation)
Yooralla provides many supported independent living accommodation options for adults with disability, from group style houses to individual accommodation in self-contained flats. With a strong commitment to customer wellbeing and safeguards, we can support people with daily personal activities and participation in community life.
Support with communication and movement
Yooralla’s Communication and Assistive Technology team provides services that can enhance lifestyle, independence and communication ability by providing information about, and access to, assistive technologies and equipment. We support people with disability, as well as the aged, their families and carers.
Support with behaviour of concern
Yooralla specialises in providing support to people with disability displaying behaviour of concern. Built on an evidence-based approach, our Positive Behaviour Support team focuses on increasing quality of life and decreasing the frequency and severity of behaviour of concern.
Help to prepare before a NDIS planning meeting
Help to understand and implement a NDIS plan
Yooralla offers free one-on-one meetings once people receive their NDIS plan, to help them make the most of it.
Yooralla has also produced a free guide to prepare for the NDIS to help people to understand and implement their NDIS plan and everything they need to do to make the most of the NDIS.
Help with daily living
Yooralla provides Assistance with Daily Living for people with disability. We provide one-on-one support, seven days a week, assisting people to live the life they choose. This can cover getting ready for their day, getting out and about in the community, enjoying social activities, or getting to work or an appointment.
Adventure or relaxation
Yooralla specialises in providing Recreation services to people of all ages and disabilities. Activities can be fun, adventurous or relaxing; they can be group activities or they can support individual goals and pursuits; they may be day activities, a weekend camp, a week away or even longer.
Learn life skills
Yooralla supports people to build everyday skills through our Life Skills program. By focusing on a person’s own specific goals, we can support them to master the skills they need to achieve greater independence, confidence and control. Our training focuses on practical skills that people can use immediately and in the future, from handling money to travel training, meal preparation, personal presentation, independent living skills or literacy and numeracy.
Life skills programs are available through Yooralla’s Community Hubs.
We can also help people if they’d like to learn new job skills through our Job Skills and Employment Pathways service, to get people ready to get a job now or in the future.
Support to get a job now, or in the future
Yooralla supports people with disability to pursue their employment goals by providing job skills training and building employment pathways into supported and open employment. If a participant has employment related goals, Yooralla can support them to develop a plan that builds their capacity to gain meaningful work and earn a wage.