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What is Kurrajong Supported Living?
Kurrajong Supported Living can provide regular drop-in support to adults with an intellectual disability who live in their own homes in the community.

What does it do?
Workers visit service users in their own home during the evenings. They provide support and training in a variety of areas depending on the individual needs and one social activity on weekends.
1. Social Skills - Support in relationships, self-esteem, communication, self advocacy, decision making and choice, rights and responsibilities.
2. Money Management - Support in budgeting, bill paying and banking.
3. Relaxation and Leisure Activities - Support in accessing social and sporting activities and holidays.
4. Household Living - Support in cooking, cleaning, shopping and personal safety.
5. Personal Life - Support in making and keeping medical appointments, self care, healthy eating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
6. Community Access - Support to access the community according to their individual needs.
7. Vocational/Employment - Community workers will assist the service users to maintain their lifestyle to enable them to access their vocation/employment.

Why is it important?
Supported Living supports service users according to their needs to enable them to maximise their skills as independently as possible.

Who can use this service?
A person who has an intellectual disability and requires limited support to live independently in the community. Placements are dependent on availability and resources. They must want to receive the service and preferably have family support in their decision to live independently. The person must live in Wagga Wagga and be able to support themselves financially. Fees apply to this service.

Where do people live?
Service users live all over Wagga Wagga. Most live in rented properties. Some people live alone, others choose to live with friends or with a partner.