Being more involved in the life of your community can be a challenge. What is possible and where do you start?

Let us ask you a few questions.

  • Do you know what you want to do or are you looking for some inspiration?
  • Do you know where you want to go to be part of an activity or event, or are you open to some options?
  • Do you know who you want to do things with or are you into making some new friends?
  • Maybe you are looking for a safe place to start, learn some new skills, make a plan, and have someone support you to try some new things?

Many people have found answers to these questions at Allevia. We want to hear what you want and we want to support you to make things happen in your community life.

Elevate is a safe space at Allevia where people come to meet people, learn new skills, and have a fun day. Well, that's kind of how most people see the centre, but it is much more than that.

"I had a great conversation with the father of a young man who had been going to Elevate 4 days a week for about 6 months. He told me he never thought his autistic son would ever go out into the community, but he is doing just that. He also told me that his son's ritualistic behaviours had changed - you just couldn't get him to change is routine no matter what was tried. But since going to Elevate, he was become a lot more accepting of change, especially unexpected change which used to make him stand still for hours. He couldn't thank Allevia and all the great Support Workers enough for making their life as a family something to be enjoyed again." (Philip, Allevia CEO)

At Elevate people are able to get personal support to work on their ability to go out in the community and enjoy many of the activities and events the community has to offer. Some activities are essential in community life, like shopping and going to a bank, but others are more about exercise, socialising, and having a lot of fun. For some, being in a safe place is more important than going out, but we have been privileged to be part of many people overcoming their fear of going out and really enjoying their community.

Some people like to try their hand at work and can get support to find a way to make this happen. It might include a training course, or it may be some volunteer work with support. Anything is possible.

So if you have social, community, and civic participation funds in your NDIS Plan, ask us how we can support you to be more involved in your community. 

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