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Everyday Life Skills: Start living your best life

Everyday Lifeskills is a skill development program for young adults with disability aged 18+. Through a diverse range of fun and educational activities, participants will learn how to express their opinions, make decisions and respect others, while building confidence and self-esteem.

Programs are offered at our Darra (Brisbane South), Kedron (Brisbane North), Gold Coast, Ipswich, Slacks Creek, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba locations.

For details of programs at other centres, please call 1800 193 362 or contact us here.

Empowering you to try new activities

Gaining independence to live life on your terms is a key outcome of developing everyday life skills. You’ll learn by doing, and feel empowered to try new things for yourself, whether the activity is big or small.

Be an engaged member of the community

Learning everyday life skills offers you a great opportunity to meet people and make new friends. You’ll be part of a supportive and encouraging community, which will boost your sense of wellbeing. And you’ll enjoy new experiences and fun social activities so you can get even more out of life.

Everyday life skills you might like to develop

Below are just some of the goals you might achieve during one of our programs. Activities vary each term so let us know what you are most interested in!

Build independence: Maybe you’d like to learn to cook or manage everyday household duties. Or perhaps you want to feel confident using technology like a computer or iPad, or travelling on public transport by yourself. When you build your life skills, you build your independence too.

Develop social skills: Meeting new people and developing friendships are important parts of creating an enjoyable and fulfilling life. As you practice your communication skills, your confidence will grow, enabling you to explore your community and make new social connections. Have fun attending social events at local parks, museums, cafes and restaurants. Or take part in bigger events like concerts, festivals or theatre.

Take care of your health & wellbeing: When you feel good, you can get the most out of life. Learning to plan and cook healthy meals, going to the gym or joining a sporting team are all ways to make sure you feel your best, while developing valuable skills along the way.

Enjoy your favourite activities: Whether it’s arts and craft, dancing and music, or filmmaking and photography, hobbies are a great way to learn new skills or develop skills you already have. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment as your skills grow, along with the pleasure of taking part in an activity you love.

Program of support

Skills 4 Life is available as a Program of Support under the NDIS. A Program of Support shows the supports that will be received by a participant over a specific period with an aim of helping help participants achieve specific goals.

Programs of Support run in blocks. If you cancel or do not attend on the day, you will be charged. You will need to provide 2 weeks’ notice if you decide to withdraw from the program completely.

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Need support to get funding?

Our community programs coordinator can work alongside your therapist to write a letter of support so that you can apply for, and access, the correct supports at your next NDIS plan review. Having the relevant supports in your plan allows you to engage with our programs and Short Term Accommodation when you leave school.

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Call us on 1800 193 362 or fill out the form below and we will be in touch! You can also check out our other programs here.

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