StGiles offers a range of disability support services across Tasmania including; Community Based support, Supported Independent Living , Camps, Social Leisure and Inclusion Programs, Support Coordination and PEEPs. Contact us today to find out more about our programs.
Community Based Support
No matter what your interests, StGiles can tailor a home support, social and recreation, and leisure program to suit your needs. Our community based support service can provide opportunities to become more independent in your own home, engage in social activities, and cultural events such as art, music, and sport, or to develop new skills or experiences that are meaningful to you.
Our Support Professionals will support you to get connected, be connected and stay connected with people, services and events to meet your goals. These goals can consist of:
- Being part of the community you live in
- Engaging in further education
- Gaining work readiness skills or experience
- Developing skills to increase your independence
- Catching public transport
- Budgeting and shopping
Your StGiles options can be provided on an individual basis or as part of a group.
We can support you to find other people who share common interests and goals to help maximise your experience in activities that are meaningful to you.
Community Based Support is all about you. At StGiles, we want to help you determine what it is you want to achieve, how you want to achieve it, and who you want to achieve it with.
Supported Independent Living
Our Supported Independent Living options provide opportunities for you to live with people you feel comfortable with, in an environment you feel safe in, and in a way that is respectful and meaningful to you.
It is a great way to learn to live by yourself or with other people with access to friendly and qualified Support Professionals.
Our staff will support and empower you to be as independent as possible in an environment that promotes life skills learning and development.
The focus of our Supported Independent Living is based on choice and control, person-centred supports and active support.
The model of Supported Independent Living works on a 24/7
The level of support is dependent on the need with some houses operating with waking night shifts and others with a sleep shift. Your NDIS plan will determine the level of support that you need and the model that will benefit you the most.
Our Client and Family Services Team will work with you and your housemates to work out how to set house rules, how to live together, and how to take care of the household finances. We want you and your housemates to be in control of how your house functions.
StGiles camps are a great way to explore, experience and engage with people, place and opportunities.
We offer farm-stay camps, and holiday accommodation camps.
Our Farm-stay camps enable children to interact and feed animals, participate in recreational options in both rural and semi-rural settings and experience a range of outdoor activities.
Holiday accommodation camps provide opportunities for children to experience other parts of Tasmania with a focus on fun and functional activities.
We spend time matching our camp participants to ensure that children have opportunities to engage, develop relationships and increase their social skills through play.
Ten-pin bowling, fishing, hiking, visiting museums and going to the footy are just some of the other activities we’ve included on camps – the possibilities are endless!
Special consideration is taken to cater for individual needs and dietary requirements.
Social Leisure and Inclusion Program (SLIP)
StGiles Social Leisure and Inclusion Program offers day support services to young adults with complex support needs.
Participants aged 18 and above are supported within a group setting.
The program operates weekdays between 8.30am and 3pm, and has a focus on social inclusion, capacity building, and community access.
We currently offer a set program with various activities including; music, swimming, cooking, as well as community based day trips across Northern Tasmania.
Within the program there is an opportunity to tailor supports to suit each individuals interests, support requirements and NDIS goals.
Enabling participants to live their own authentic life!
A Support Coordinator can support participants in designing their own supports and services, allowing individuals to make their own decisions by exercising choice and control.
Our Support Coordinators can help individuals, their families, and service providers in the community to:
- Understand and interpret NDIS plans and funding
- Connect with various supports and services (informal/ mainstream & community/ funded or paid supports)
- Establish and implement supports
- Assist with crisis planning and crisis prevention
- Build participant capacity and resilience
- Manage NDIS Plan budgets and funding (Core/ Capital/ Capacity Building)
- Understand NDIS pricing
- Submit reports to the NDIA re evidence of ‘reasonable & necessary’ required supports
- Prepare individuals and their support team for NDIS planning meetings
- Attend NDIS planning meetings at the individual’s invitation Assist with developing, revising and refining goals, as may be required
PEEPs is StGiles after school and school holiday program for under 18’s. Three hour sessions are held each afternoon after school, and for full days over the school holidays. PEEPS operate out of our Summerhill centre, in Launceston.
Participants are supervised and have the opportunity to access a range of activities onsite such as bike riding, exercising, cooking, arts and craft, as well as offsite trips to parks and reserves in the surrounding suburbs.
This program allows participants to choose the activities they’d like to take part in, and our experienced support workers help facilitate activities and actively ensure all participants are safe and having an enjoyable experience.