Life Skills Support

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Orana supports people with disability to exercise choice and control over decisions that affect their daily living.

Our Life Skills Support service encourages independence, supporting you to make choices in your everyday life and to participate in the day-to-day activities of your home.

Orana adopts a person-centred approach to develop individualised support plans that focus on your needs and wellbeing. It is about helping you take control, making choices and deciding what is important for you. Each support plan is tailored to provide you with the skills to enable you to live the most independent life you can. Our services operate in partnership with you and your family or guardian.

Orana strongly believes in empowering you to learn and maintain skills for life and support you to live as independently as possible.

Support with Daily Activities

Orana staff are committed to developing and supporting you to develop daily living skills, increasing your capacity to be as independent as possible. Support to help you go about your day-to-day life includes:

  • support with personal care including showering and dressing
  • menu planning, shopping and cooking
  • general personal banking (working within budget)
  • management of written communication
  • arranging and attending medical visits
  • medication management
  • coordination of other supports, eg. cleaning

Support can be provided in your own home or in a shared environment.

Support Coordination

Orana provides Support Coordination to help you navigate through the NDIS and link you with a variety of service providers to meet your goals. Our support coordinators provide you with opportunities to make choices and decisions about who provides your support and how they do this. Support Coordinators can also help you to understand your budget for each support type, negotiate with service providers, and help prepare you for your next NDIS planning meeting. Download Flyer

Life Skills Development (Capacity Building)

Orana provides programs to increase your independence and confidence in many areas of your life. Programs are flexible and fun and can be in small groups or 1:1. Our programs include:

Positive Behaviour Support Plans

Our Developmental Educators are experienced in developing individual Positive Behaviour Support Plans and providing training to address behaviours of concern. Positive behaviour support plans are developed holistically with the person, and key stakeholders are also involved in the process. Orana’s positive behaviour support plans focus on identifying strategies to increase choice and control, teach replacement behaviour, and to reduce behaviours of concern. Orana also provides visual tools and an Easy-English or pictorial version of the plan for the person. Download Flyer

Assistance with Transport

Getting out and about can be hard sometimes. Catching public transport to go to and from work or to visit family and friends can be confusing and a little scary.

Orana staff are able to increase your independence through public transport training by helping you to learn public transports routes and community transport options.

Health and Wellbeing

Orana is committed to assisting you and your family deal with the impact of illness and change and to achieve maximum benefits.

We do this by working with occupational therapist and psychologist services to improve behaviour, health, wellbeing and daily living capabilities.

Our staff participate in assessments, medical management interventions, initiation and coordination of occupational and/or psychological interventions and the use of specialised resources for clients as required.


Orana is committed to safe guarding your rights and needs. We will act as your advocate and investigate and report on any issues in accordance with legislation and Orana procedures. Our advocacy does not stop there. With our knowledge of disability services and resources nationally, and in particular in South Australia we are able to effectively negotiate and promote your particular needs.

Our staff liaise with internal and external agencies involved with your support with a view to co-ordinating service delivery and developing effective linkages relevant to the achievement of your individual support or vocational plan.

Access to Community Activities

Whether you live in one of Orana’s own residence or living independently in your own home, Orana will support you to do the things you want to do.

Orana provides access to a wide selection of meaningful activities through its alliances with community groups, local councils and sporting organisations to assist you to learn new skills, have fun and make new friends.

Orana’s Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator supports you to access the type of activities that you would like to participate in, helping you to increase your independence and are better connected within your community.