Supported living

The CLP makes it possible for around 45 people who have an intellectual and/or other disability to live in a home of their choosing in southern Adelaide.  Some of these people share their homes with others (eg partner, friend, home sharer), while a number of people choose to live alone.  Other people receive help while still living at home with their ageing families– although many do so only because the CLP doesn't have the funding resources to provide the day-to-day support they would need to realistically make a choice to move out. 

In each of these situations the CLP provides the individualised, daily help each person needs to make his or her house a home, while also helping them to build relationships in, and contribute to, their local community. Coordinators work with each person and their family to develop their own unique plan of support with individually matched workers to walk alongside them in their home and community life.

The level of support available to each person is based on the level of individual funding they receive from Government; any extra funding a person may have arranged personally; the level of involvement of family and friends; the needs a person may have at that time; and whatever is agreed to be the best way to assist her/him.

The nature of support required differs from person to person but it often includes having someone around to offer continuing guidance;  getting assistance with all sorts of things they can't do for themselves in and around their home;  having help to stay healthy;  providing the motivation to try to do new things;  assistance with personal care;  having the chance to learn how to do things for themselves;  providing assistance with medical and health care issues;  giving each person encouragement to believe in themselves and also helping others see the contribution they make;  developing relationships;  assisting each person to be included in the regular life of the community while taking on and retaining valued community roles.