Abilities Enabled provides a range of Community Service offerings to support people with disabilities to live the life they choose

In-Home Support (IHS)

In-home support is designed to assist participants to live as independently as possible and to provide support to help you stay in your own home. Support is aimed at ensuring participants have choice and control over the services they receive. In-Home Support services are designed to assist people with day-to-day tasks, to develop or maintain skills and to achieve their goals.

Participants may live with family, alone, in their own home, in private accommodation, community housing or in disability specialist accommodation. Abilities Enabled can support you with:

  • Skills development including – meal preparation and healthy cooking, ironing, washing, making the bed, dressing, getting to work on time
  • Assist participants to attend appointments and/or paying your bills
  • Activities within the local community
  • Social skills and relationship development
  • Travel training
  • Tenancy and household management
Social recreational and community participation

Social, Recreational and Community Participation (SRCP)

We offer a range of programs that give people with disability the opportunity to be involved in their community and enjoy a range of meaningful, social, recreational and leisure activities. The services and programs focus on:

  • Skills Development – shopping, cooking, budgeting
  • Adult Education – photography and computer skills
  • Taking part in the community
  • Building friendships and networks with others
  • Assistance with achieving your goals and aspirations

Because our Social, Recreational and Community programs are constantly evolving, participants have choice and control when it comes to customising and creating programs to suit their individual needs and personal goals.

Abilities Enabled Social, Recreational and Community Participation Programs are offered in a one-on-one setting, small group setting or at one of our Inspired Learning Facility locations (formerly Day Program). Some of the areas you can achieve in are:

  • Swimming and water aerobics for fitness
  • Tenpin bowling for great hand-eye coordination, fun with friends or social interaction in the community
  • Computer skills for improving the way you communicate
  • Painting and craft activities to aid in self-expression and to improve fine motor skills
  • Supports with similar interests and skills in the area you would like to learn or develop
  • Community weekly walks

Employment Support (ES)

Are you a school leaver or young person with a disability needing assistance to prepare for working life? As a registered provider for delivering School Leaver Employment Supports, Abilities Enabled can help you transition from school to employment. SLES can help you prepare for, look for and gain meaningful employment.

We focus on personal development, enhancing independence and success in the workplace. Supports are structured individually to ensure each participant’s needs are recognised and to help each participant reach their employment goals. We provide and facilitate pre-employment skills in the following areas:

  • Computer and Communication skills
  • Job search activities
  • Work experience and Job Site training
  • Resume writing and Interview skills
  • Budgeting and money handling skills
  • Travel skills including help to obtain a learner driving license

To access SLES you must be an NDIS participant and have funding for Finding and Keeping a Job in your plan.

Employment support
Support coordination

Support Coordination

Abilities Enabled’s Support Coordination service assists participants to implement their NDIS plans. Abilities Enabled works with each participant individually to creatively and resourcefully utilise their support budgets to achieve their goals. Abilities Enabled will assist by:

  • Helping to negotiate services including development of service agreements
  • Assist participants and families to understand their budget for each support item
  • Assist with changes or end of service agreements
  • Resolve and support with any problems or issues that arise
  • Help you prepare for your next plan review meeting

Behaviour Support

Abilities Enabled understands that sometimes participants are communicating through their behaviour and with the support of professional staff, families, carers and advocates, Abilities Enabled is able to develop strategies that better support each participant individually. This can include developing Positive Behaviour Support Plans (PBSP) designed to provide positive and meaningful experiences.

Behaviour support services

From In-Home Supports to Social, Recreational and Community participation delivered in individual or group settings, our Community Service programs are designed to assist people to remain independent, learn new skills, achieve their goals or to build networks and friendships with others. Contact us to enquire about this service.