Jacinda enjoying her independent living and cooking in the kitchen
Mon 08 Nov, 2021

Making the move to supported accommodation in Perth

Life-changing events can sometimes be scary! This can include moving out of the family home for the first time. Here at Activ, we understand that moving into supported accommodation is a big decision, so we had a chat to some of our customers to give you some insider tips!

Mental Health Needs of People With an Intellectual Disability
Fri 15 Oct, 2021

Mental Health Needs of People With Intellectual Disability

Unfortunately, people with intellectual disability can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to mental health issues. It’s important for families and support workers to know the indicators of mental illness in people with intellectual disability, and to understand what to do if they notice any signs that someone might be struggling.

supported independent living
Mon 11 Oct, 2021

What Is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

If you're someone with a disability and are looking to make some lifestyle changes to become more independent, then Supported Independent Living (SIL) could be the answer. In this article, we give an overview of SIL, explain eligibility requirements, and look into how NDIS funding works - so you can begin the process with a clearer understanding, and find the right supports for your needs.

Mon 30 Aug, 2021

Tips for Helping Your Child Move Out of Home and Into Supported Accommodation

If you’re the parent of someone living with a disability, and your child is ready to move out of home, then you might be feeling worried and unsure about whether supported accommodation will be the best place for them to grow their independent living skills.

NDIS service providers
Sun 15 Aug, 2021

How to Prepare for Your NDIS Plan Review Meeting

If you’re a current NDIS participant, then you will have an NDIS plan review meeting at some point in the future. These review meetings are really important for ensuring your next plan suits your needs and goals, but don’t worry, we've got some handy tips on what you can do to prepare for your plan review.

Mon 26 Jul, 2021

Life After School: Transitioning to Adulthood

If you’re a high school student living with an intellectual disability, it’s likely you’ve had some thoughts on what you would like to do when you graduate. It’s a very exciting time in your life and there are a lot of options to consider, so you might feel that you need some support to find out which option is right for you!

South Lake vacancy
Wed 14 Jul, 2021

Our Guide to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

Specialist disability accommodation is an NDIS initiative to design and build specialised properties to meet the unique and specific support needs of individuals living with disability.

Fri 25 Jun, 2021

What is Easy English?

Easy English is all about breaking down information and presenting it in a way that can be easily understood by anyone. It is designed to help communicate with people living with intellectual disabilities, as well as people with low literacy levels and people who have adopted English as an additional language.

Support worker helps young man cook in the kitchen.
Sat 29 May, 2021

When is the Right Time to Move into Supported Accommodation?

If you’re living with a disability, you might be wondering whether it’s the right time for you to move out of home, and you might have some questions. Everyone is different and will feel comfortable moving out of home at a different time and stage in their life. Let’s take a look at some things to think about, when you are considering moving out of home into supported accommodation.

Wed 19 May, 2021

Getting supported accommodation into your NDIS Plan

Transitioning to supported accommodation is a great way to kick start your independence journey. If you’re someone living with an intellectual disability who would like to move out of home, you may be wondering what steps you need to take to make that happen.

Some cast members of Once Upon a Dream
Mon 12 Apr, 2021

5 Reasons Why You Should Engage in Community Services

Are you wanting to explore your Interests, learn new skills and connect with your community? That’s where community access services come in – linking you with various programs, and friends, in a supportive environment.

Thu 25 Mar, 2021

How Supported Accommodation Can Help You On Your Independence Journey

Do you want to live more independently, but feel unsure about whether you can do it? Well, don’t forget every journey starts with a single step! Living in supported accommodation can be a great step towards a happier, more independent you.

Wed 03 Mar, 2021

Creating your NDIS plan

If you are found to be eligible for the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), you will receive your access decision letter and will be allocated a certain amount of funding. The next step is for you to attend your planning meeting with the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) to discuss how to best use your funding to help you achieve your individual goals.

Thu 18 Feb, 2021

How to reach your career goals with supported employment

Would you love to go to work each day and build a long-term, fulfilling career? As someone living with an intellectual disability, you can use your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding to help you start your professional journey.

Mon 08 Feb, 2021

How to use your NDIS funding

You’ve applied to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). You’ve received your access decision letter and have been granted funding. So, what happens now?

Custoemr Connow and Support Worker Steph garden together.
Mon 25 Jan, 2021

Pursue your passion in a community access program

Community access programs are a great way to explore your interests, learn new skills and make friends along the way. As someone living with an intellectual disability, it gives you the opportunity to try new things and discover what you like to do in a comfortable and supportive environment. It can also give you the confidence to complete certain tasks on your own, helping you to progress further in your independence journey.

Individuals preparing a meal in supported accommodation
Thu 17 Dec, 2020

Top tips to prepare for supported living

As someone living with an intellectual disability, you may find yourself wanting to lead a more independent lifestyle as you grow older, which may include moving out of the family home. There are a range of supported living options available in Perth that can help you take the next step in your independence journey.

Activ customer Aeron cuts apples in the kitchen.
Fri 27 Nov, 2020

Is Supported Accommodation Right for You?

If you’re a person living with a disability who is thinking about increasing your independence at home, supported accommodation is a great way to bridge the gap between living at home and living independently.

We look forward to speaking with you.