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Other Supports we can offer

Psychosocial Recovery Coach 

LotUs Assist now offers the new support item ‘psychosocial recovery coach (recovery coach)’ to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

What will psychosocial recovery coaches do?

  • Psychosocial recovery coaches will provide support to people with psychosocial disability to live a full and contributing life. People will be assisted to take more control of their lives and to better manage complex challenges of day to day living.
  • Through strong and respectful relationships and skilled coaching, people will be supported to build capacity, including strengths and resilience. Psychosocial recovery coaches will work collaboratively with people, their families, carers and supports to design, plan, implement and adjust a recovery plan.
     
  • They will collaborate with the broader service system and will assist with the co-ordination of NDIS and other supports.

Psychosocial Recovery coaches are different from support co-ordinators in that they bring specialist knowledge and skills in psychosocial recovery, mental health and service navigation within the mental health system. Given support co-ordination is an element of the recovery coach role, the NDIA will generally not be funding both in a participant’s plan.

A participant with funding for a psychosocial recovery coach in their plan will have the option of selecting a recovery coach with either lived experience or with learned knowledge of psychosocial disability and mental health. The practice of Lived Experience psychosocial recovery coaches will be informed by the Lived Experience Discipline.

If you’d like to know more about how to access a Psychosocial Recovery Coach, contact us at LotUs Assist or find out more information at  NDIS Psychosocial Recovery Coach

 

We can also help you with the following services:

Accommodation and tenancy management

If you are planning on moving or have issues with your
current accommodation LotUs Assist can assist.

Under the NDIS people with disabilities can be supported in finding appropriate accommodation including group homes, independent housing options, private rentals and social housing. We can also assist you with managing your tenancy. Successful and secure tenancies are the key focus at LotUs Assist to ensure participants are adequately housed.

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Transport to appointments or to access social supports

Transport support enables participants to build capacity to travel independently (eg. public transport training), and assist them in undertaking activities that facilitate their social and economic participation in the community.

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Life Skills Development

We aim to assist our clients to be as independent as possible by developing life skills with them such as:

  • Budgeting and financial literacy
  • Cooking meals, menu planning, meal preparation and shopping. We specialise in building capacity by learning how to use a Thermomix and other all-in-one cooking appliances.
  • Gardening, lawn maintenance and yard work
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Mental Health

LotUs Assist specialises in working with participants with a psychosocial disability under the NDIS. We have worked with numerous organisations that specialise in Mental Health across the Central Coast and Hunter New England region which includes Hunter New England Mental Health Service. This allows us to work directly with Allied Health Professionals across the region.

Our staff have varying backgrounds in Mental Health, either from education and training, a lived experience of a mental illness, as a carer or family member of someone with a mental illness, or first- hand experience of working with a person with a psychosocial disability on their recovery journey.

We are committed to continue keeping up to date with industry standards to ensure that we are providing the best possible support to our participants.

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If You Need to Speak to Someone

Police, Fire and Ambulance: 000

NSW Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

Youth Line: (02) 8736 3293

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

Lifeline: 13 11 44

Link2Home: 1800 152 152

Child Protection Helpline: 13 21 11(NSW)

MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467