Life Skills

Life skills are any skills that you consider important to become more independent and live the life you want. Some examples of the skills CatholicCare can help you develop are:

  • Literacy skills (including learn to read, write, find and use related resources)
  • Numeracy skills (from learning to count to learning basic mathematics useful when shopping, travelling, etc)
  • Budgeting (understanding how to manage your money)
  • Time management
  • Travel training
  • Using technology
  • Developing and maintaining relationships
  • General communication
  • Housekeeping.

If you have recently purchased equipment and or need specific support with developing your physical mobility, we can support you with this too.

Independence Programs

In addition to the above CatholicCare also runs independence leisure programs for participant who want to put life skills into practice in a group setting but without the support of staff.

Furthermore, CatholicCare runs regular fun overnight stays, camps and weekends away in different locations throughout NSW. All locations are pre-determined in advance in consultation with participants.  Be sure to check with us for the latest program.

Recreation and leisure programs are an excellent way to complement other services you may choose to access through CatholicCare. They allow you to put almost any new skills into practice in a safe and encouraging manner while in a mainstream environment.

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