What does a Lifestyle Assistant do? Lifestyle Assistants are the front-line workers at Allevia. In short, they provide direct support to people with a disability across a range of settings. The LA can work in a day activity program, out in the community with people who live in their own home or with their family, or with a group of people who share a residence (this used to be called a group home). They provide the support the person with a disability (called a client) wants and/or needs, based on an agreed plan of support. The amount of support the person is given could be simply doing somethings for them, assisting them to complete a task, or supervising a task or activity. Their role may include: Personal care activities; Meal preparation; House chores; Transport; Escort duties to appointments and events; Teaching independent living skills. The thing to remember is the client sets the support arrangement and its all about promoting independence through active support.